Explora Secondary Student


This version of Explora is just right for for middle school and high school students. You’ll discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.



LitFinder and the full-text-only LitFinder for Schools represent Gale’s core repository of literary works. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.



Looking for a good book? Novelist can help! Find novels by author, title or subject, see the book cover image and read an annotation of the story. Novelist also includes book reviews, lexile levels and suggested read-alikes. Then, click the link to the Encore catalog to see the Nassau County libraries with copies of the book you’ve chosen.



NoveList K-8


Looking for a good fiction book? Novelist K-8 includes fiction for all K-8 students, from picture books to children’s ‘chapter’ books, to Young Adult novels. See book cover images, read the annotations and reviews, or find a read-alike. Lexile levels and a link to the Encore library catalog help you find what you need for summer reading assignments or just your next good book.

ProQuest Research Library


ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

Research in Context


Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.