You need to use the West High School media center password to use the following resources.
The resource is a great comprehensive database that provides sources on a variety of topics. Choose Ebscohost Web for best results; it provides a wide range of databases within this (MAS Ultra is used most).
Literary Reference Center
(Note: click on the link above, then click on "Literary Reference Center")
This resource is part of Ebscohost database. It gives you the option to search literary based sources such as, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic novels, etc.
This online encyclopedia will give you tons of good information. You can search by subjects, biographies, world atlas, compare countries, search the USA. It also offers images, videos, and related articles.
ABC Clio Databases:
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience
The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience
The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience
Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
World History: The Modern Era
World History: Ancient & Medieval Times
Why should I use a database when I can just Google it? Databases make your research easy!
This resource provides content from magazines, journals, newspapers and other reference materials.
This resource allows searches in a huge range of topics: biographies, geography, literature, sciences, social studies, and world cutlures.
SIRS Issue Researcher
Researches controversial issues in today's society.
Teen Health and Wellness
Provides teens with nonjudgmental, straightforward advice and information about various health topics.
Offers perspectives on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
A resource focusing on the Sciences. Provides research articles, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Provides current science news stories and resources connecting science studied in the classroom and discoveries made today.
Fiction and Non-Fiction
Click on the "MackinVia" icon to the left and use the school's login to access our collection
See the list of young adult books below that may interest you.
Click the button below for a list of award books.