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  • American Memory - Library of Congress
    American Memory provides free and open access to materials from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions which chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
  • AP Images
    Photographic images from the Associated Press archives. Download and use for presentations and educational documents.
  • Background Notes
    Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Berklee Careers in Music
    Berklee College of Music provides information about numerous careers in the music industry.
  • Biographies e-Reference Books
    Database of e-reference books on Biographies.
  • Biography Reference Center
    9000+ biographies of notable people, including artists, athletes, inventors, musicians, presidents, scientists, world leaders.
  • Business e-Reference Books
    Database of e-reference books on Business subjects.
  • Career Cruising
    Career Cruising is an interactive online career guidance and planning system to aid in choosing careers, exploring education and training options, and building a portfolio.
  • CareerShip
    CareerShip provides career exploration of job descriptions, career outlook, wages, education and more.
  • CIA World Factbook
    The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Consumer Reports Online
    Scientific tests and unbiased ratings for thousands of products and services.
  • CultureGrams
    Country information includes maps, statistics, and in-depth information on stats and countries.
  • Dictionary.com
    An online dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Ebsco Research Databases
    Database of newspaper, magazine and journal articles on all topics as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • educationplanner.org
    Information about careers, schools, scholarships and student aid.
  • Explora EBSCO Databases
    Cross-search multiple EBSCO databases, including MAS Ultra, Literary Reference Center, Biography Reference Center, and Newspaper Source with one click. (Replaces Student Research Center.)
  • FirstSearch High School Ace
    Full text databases, including Medline, Wilson Select (periodicals), Articles1st, WorldCat and others.
  • Gale Power Search
    Search Opposing Viewpoints, Science in Context and the Gale Virtual Reference Library databases with one click.

    Enter a search term, after search results returned, click on Topic Finder link at bottom of the box on the right to discover the context of your search term and uncover hidden connections.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Database of e-reference books on a variety of subjects, including Arts, Business, Education, History, Literature, Medicine, Religion, and Science.
  • Google Maps
    World-wide satellite, street and weather maps.
  • History Study Center
    Offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new.
  • Infobase ebooks
    Career and Internet Safety ebooks.
  • Infoplease Atlas
    World atlas and map library.
  • Issues and Controversies in American History
    Covers every major historical event in American History with in-depth exploration on the background, outcomes, and contemporary points of view. Includes primary source documents, timelines, photographs, statistical charts, explanatory diagrams, maps, and cartoons. A Facts on File database.
  • Latin American Studies
    Links to articles and information about Latin American countries.
  • Life Magazine Photos 1750-Present
    LIFE Magazine photo archives from 1750's to present day, hosted by Google.
  • Literary Criticism Links
    The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • Literary Reference Center
    Includes information on thousands of authors, their works across literary disciplines and timeframes, biographies, literary criticism, poems, stories and literary reference materials.
  • mappingyourfuture.org
    Mapping Your Future is a free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.
  • Marshall Cavendish ebooks
    Ebooks about drug abuse.
  • MAS Ultra (EBSCO)
    Full text articles in magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos and maps. Includes Lexile reading levels.
  • Medline Plus
    Medline Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in everyday language (Produced by the National Library of Medicine).
  • Mirriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
    Online dictionary and thesaurus.
  • myfuture.com
    Articles, advice and tools about careers, college and the military.
  • National Career Services
    Job profiles and online education opportunities.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
  • NCHS Library Catalog
    Naperville Central High School's online catalog of library materials.
  • Newseum: World Newspapers
    Over 800 daily front pages of newspapers from nearly 90 countries.
  • NextStepU.com
    Information to help find a career and plan for college.
  • Novelist Plus
    Author biographies, book discussions guides, award winners, recommended reads, featured articles, read-alikes and more.
  • o*netcenter.org
    O*NET provides career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics latest Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Social issues such as gun control, genetic engineering, terrorism.
  • Oxford Dictionaries
    Oxford Dictionaries Online is a free site offering a comprehensive dictionary, grammar guidance, puzzles and games, and a language blog.

  • ProCon.org
    The pros and cons of 42 controversial issues.
  • ProQuest eLibrary
    Large general reference collection – Includes multimedia sources, magazines, newspapers, pictures, maps, 1,200,000 images and photos.
  • ProQuest Literature
    A comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources.
  • Science e-Reference Books
    Database of e-reference books on Science subjects.
  • Science in Context
    Journal articles, biographies, reference aticles, images and videos about science topics.
  • Student Research Center
    User-friendly interface searchs newspaper, magazine, journal and primary source databses, including MAS Ultra. Includes Lexile reading levels for some articles.
  • Teen Health and Wellness
    Written for teens and provides information on every type of health and wellness issue that impacts a teenage. Great resource for basic facts, wellness strategies, answers to questions.
  • U.S. Department of State Background Notes
    Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent countries, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Visual Thesaurus
    An interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps in the form of webs. Meanings and related words are displayed and options include hearing the word pronounced and links to websites and images.
  • World Book Online
    Student-friendly encyclopedia for general reference research.
  • World Book Online - Spanish Version
    The Spanish Language version of World Book Online.
  • EBSCO Explora Educator's Edition
    Direct link to EBSCO's educator databases, including ERIC and the Professional Development Collection. A great source for lesson plans, curriculum connections, student tools and helpful teacher websites.
 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Enter your search term and then click on the power button icon.

When accessing the database, you will need to enter a user name and password.  Brochures with this information are located in the LRC.  The information is also on page 158 of the student handbook (use the school username even when accessing from home).

Local Libraries

Naperville Public Library      Lisle Library

Naperville Public Library   Lisle Library

 

OverDrive Digital Library eBooks

NCHS Digital Library

Check out eBooks from our OverDrive Digital Library!

  • Read in your Chrome book browser, or download the app from the Chrome store
  • Hundreds of titles and popular authors
  • Login with your Student or Staff digit ID and last name
  • Checkout titles for up to 21 days
  • Automatic returns - no fines!

Connect to: NCHS Digital Library

Click on the link in the Directions box to get device-specific directions.

     

    Student Researcher Search Box

    Student Research Center is a general periodical database, which includes articles from newspapers, magazines, journals and primary sources.

    When accessing the database from home, you will need to enter a user name and password.  Brochures with this information are located in the LRC.  The information is also on page 158 of the student handbook (use the school username even when accessing from home).

    Research databases
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    MAS Ultra Search Box

    When accessing the database, you will need to enter a user name and password.  Brochures with this information are located in the LRC.  The information is also on page 158 of the student handbook (use the school username even when accessing from home).

    MAS Ultra Research Database
    Limit Your Results
     

    World Book Encyclopedia Online

     

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

     

    Biography Reference Center

    Biography Reference Center
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    Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center
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    eLibrary

    When accessing the database, you will need to enter a user name and password.  Brochures with this information are located in the LRC.  The information is also on page 158 of the student handbook (use the school username even when accessing from home).


     

    eLibrary All Media Search Widget

    ProQuest eLibrary
    Enter Query or Keywords:
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    CultureGrams

    Click on the continent and then country to access CultureGrams.  CultureGrams has country information including maps, statistics and in-depth information on states and countries.

    Europe Asia Oceania North America None Africa Africa None South America

    Multi-Database Searches

      Explora   Gale Power Search          

    • Explora EBSCO Databases
      Cross-search multiple EBSCO databases, including MAS Ultra, Literary Reference Center, Biography Reference Center, and Newspaper Source with one click. (Replaces Student Research Center.)
    • Gale Power Search
      Search Opposing Viewpoints, Science in Context and the Gale Virtual Reference Library databases with one click.

      Enter a search term, after search results returned, click on Topic Finder link at bottom of the box on the right to discover the context of your search term and uncover hidden connections.

    American Democrarcy on Google Art & Culture

    American Democracy

    • American Democracy
      Information about every past President, elections and campaigns, First Ladies, and defining moments of Presidencies, curated by Google Arts and Culture.
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