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Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!

The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.

Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.

You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.


Offers full text access to the Columbus Dispatch as well as 24 national news magazines from print and online sources, including Newsweek, The New Yorker, Slate, Smithsonian and more.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

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Every page of every issue of the iconic National Geographic Magazine, from 1888 to the present, is available to read through this database full of amazing stories and images covering science, history, animals, geography, and much more.

National Geographic Virtual Library also includes other publications from the National Geographic Society, including National Geographic Traveler, books, videos, and images, and is easy to search and discover what interests you.

Learn about the destroyed city of Pompeii, see impressive pictures of the Grand Canyon, find out what exactly black holes are, and read a heartwarming story about orphan elephants with National Geographic Virtual Library.

Checking out NGVL is also an activity in the Summer Library Club! Take a look around and find something fascinating to read. Just remember to log your activity AND time spent reading articles!

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Ace School Assignments with Explora!

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Hot air balloons photographed from below.Wondering where to start to find good sources for elementary, middle, or high school projects and assignments? Try one of these new resources, now available through UAPL’s Reference Databases page:

Explora is an interface that offers simple searches of a collection of magazine and newspaper articles, essays, and primary sources, appropriate for homework and covering every school subject. Each profile will search sources at the appropriate school level. There is also an Explora geared toward adult researchers and college students with the same simple-search features.

In addition to being easy to use, you can also access Explora on a mobile device, get topic ideas and suggestions, create a profile and save your research, get citation help, and many other useful features.

These Explora resources improve on and replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search, and Student Research Center, which have been discontinued.

Try it today! And keep Explora in mind for future school assignments.


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