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Brainfuse

Interact with live tutors in one-on-one, online sessions for students in grades K-12 and college through Brainfuse Homework HelpNow. It features assistance for specific subjects, an interactive writing lab, and test preparation for exams, like the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and various AP subjects. Live tutors are available seven days a week from 2 to 11 p.m. MST. Support is available in Spanish. 

Explora High School

An easy-to-use interface for high school students, Explora offers articles, essays, videos, and primary source documents; simple and effective searching; easy-to-browse categories arranged by popular subjects; and topic overviews that provide a starting point for research.

Explora Middle School

An easy-to-use interface for middle school students, Explora offers articles, essays, videos, and primary source documents; simple and effective searching; easy-to-browse categories arranged by popular subjects; and topic overviews that provide a starting point for research.

Explora Public Library

An easy-to-use interface for adult researchers, Explora offers articles, essays, videos, and primary source documents; simple and effective searching, easy-to-browse categories arranged by popular subjects; and topic overviews that provide a starting point for research.

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango increases your ability to use, adapt, and build on what you learn.

MAS Ultra School Edition

This comprehensive database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and more than 107,000 primary source documents.

Middle Search Plus

This database contains full-text articles for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database covers more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.

Primary Search

This database contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also provided are the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.

Science Reference Center

SRC is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.