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Academic Research Sites
- Britannica School for High School: Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available.
- Explora for High School: Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
- Gale in Context - Opposing Viewpoints: Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library: Reference books covering the following topics: education, environment, general reference (including employment, health and wellness, personal finance, and social skills), history, law, nation and world, religion, and science.
- History Reference Center: Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.
- Humanities Source: Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities.
- Newspaper Source Plus: Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
- Points of View Reference Center: Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
Science Reference Center: Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more.
Citation / Style Guides
- Citation Machine: Citation Machine® helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard.
- EasyBib - Automatically formats, prints, and alphabetizes bibliographies for free.
- KnightCite - A website to help you create proper citations by filling in the blanks.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) A page created by Purdue University to assist students in various aspects of writing papers, including doing MLA and APA citations.
College and Career Information
- ACT Online Information about this test is available here.
- BLS Career Information Investigate career choices based on what interests you.
- Career Cruising (High School) An interactive career guidance resource that provides you with the information you need to make the right career choice.
- Career Preparation from Learning Express Library: Explore a variety of careers including allied health, law enforcement, and nursing. Prepare for occupation exams including civil service, commercial driver's license, cosmetology, teaching, and more. Prepare to join the military or become an officer. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these exams.
- College Admissions Test Preparations from Learning Express Library: Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.
- fastWeb.com How do I get get a scholarship to go to college? How do I select the college that is best for me? Here you may find your answers.
- Learning Express Library: Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print. Over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards. Practice tests include ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL, as well as trade certification, civil service, math and reading tests, and U.S. citizenship. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.
- Macomb Community College A community college is a great place to start your college career. Find out more at this site.
- Peterson's Education and Career Center All counselors use the Peterson's Guide to help students. Get information on all colleges.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook Search for careers from A-Z.
- SAT Online Ever taken the SAT? Now you have a chance to practice the test before and between taking it again.
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Language Translators
- Britannica School High School Encyclopedia: Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available.
- Cambridge Dictionary Online: The Cambridge Dictionary is another well-respected print dictionary with a lot of history behind it that has a web counterpart. The online version is made up of four dictionaries: the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms.
- Dictionary by Merriam Webster: For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information.
- Google Translate: The site translates between languages automatically and offers a text box that can accommodate input texts of any size. It also allows users to select the input method, keyboard option, and handwriting. The platform boasts over 100 languages and a plethora of other features, such as the ability to share, save, listening to, and copy the translated text.
- Reverso: Reverso is a cutting-edge website that automatically translates texts from one language to the next. The site’s most outstanding feature is the context translation. Below the translated text, there is a box that features additional examples of how the translation might have turned out if the input text was slightly different. This website also features an on-screen keyboard and allows users to listen to the translated text.
- Visuwords: This online graphical dictionary creates diagrams between words and concepts to help you understand how they associate.
- Yandex Translate: Yandex Translate is a top-tier platform that allows users to translate texts, websites, and even images. This site boasts an attractive interface, fast performance, and translations for several languages. Besides, the website is not only ideal for a one-time lookup but also for learning new languages. The platform has a feature that suggests fixes to bad translations and can support texts of up to 10,000 characters. Additionally, it allows you to swap between two languages with a single button.
- Chesterfield Public Library: Through a unique partnership, our students now have access to all Chesterfield Public Library resources, including research databases and much more! Typically, your student username is your student ID number and the password is the last four digits of the primary School Messenger cell phone number on file.
- Clinton Macomb Public Library: Through a unique partnership, our students now have access to all Clinton Macomb Public Library resources! The student username is typically your student ID number and your password is typically the last four digits of the primary School Messenger cell phone number.
- eBook High School Collection: This collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction e-book titles including classic literary works, contemporary fiction, important historical documents and general reference materials.
- L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Library System: Utilize the online library system to search for books across the district.
- Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
- ACT Prep Sample questions from different parts of this test.
- College Admissions Test Preparation from Learning Express Library: Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.
- SAT Online Now you have a chance to practice this test before and between taking it again.
- TOEFL English grammar exercises and practice tests for ESL students.
- Variety of Tests This links to the MISD site featuring test preparation for over 25 tests, including academic tests and career tests.