Student Resources

Library Resources

Academic OneFile

Discover a comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals
 
 


AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!


Britannica Moderna

Britannica Moderna logoBritannica Moderna es Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Incluye artículos, imágenes, mapas, tablas, cronologías, así como un completo diccionario y atlas. | Britannica Moderna is a Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators. It includes articles, images, maps, tables, timelines, as well as a complete dictionary and atlas


Encyclopedia Britannica

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.


Expanded Academic ASAP

Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles that covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
 


General OneFile

Our largest general-interest periodical resource allows you to find the information you want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures you tap into quality sources.


Global Road Warrior

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the 175+ countries around the world. Useful for business travelers, tourists, and students. Topics for each country include society and culture, travel essentials, business culture, communications, traditions, and even includes recipes for ethnic dishes.


Interactive Science

Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the science lab online. High-value, multi-media digital content selected from authoritative classroom resources is paired with interactive 3D models to deliver a virtual laboratory simulation experience for students in middle school and high school grades.


Lingo LITE

Lingo Lite LogoLingo LITE offers basic vocabulary training in 30 different languages, perfect for travelers and beginning language learners. Users can choose both the interface language and the language of study, and the instructional video and audio is presented by native speakers. You can also access Lingo LITE through their app, available in your smart device’s app store for free.


Niche Academy: Online Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on educational topics across a variety of subjects: business, finance, evaluating online information, health, research skills, and more. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!


Niche Academy: Technology Learning

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on technology and research topics. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions, on topics such as using Microsoft Word, using Instragram, researching your family’s genealogy, buying a new computer, and more. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!


Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)

Provides coverage of topics in today’s news from multiple points of view, to help researchers evaluate topics from different angles. Find information in reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more.


PebbleGo

PebbleGo Expands Its Reach by Adding Spanish Content and Audio | Tech &  LearningPebbleGo is a collection of curriculum-based resources for students to research through and learn from. There are two modules: Animals and Biographies. Both are specifically aimed at K-3 with easily navigable guidance.


Peterson’s Test Prep

https://assets.cengage.com/gale/icons/terc-web.pngRaise your scores and increase your chances of admission with all-inclusive test prep for over 185 exams, including SAT, ACT, and AP tests.


Science In Context

Contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.


World Book Distance Learning

Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers looking for help with online learning, entertaining kids and supplementing classroom instruction at home. Sign up for an account to access World Book’s online resources free!
Please Note: This resource is provided free by the publisher during the COVID-19 crisis.


 

Print Materials

Additional school-related books are available

  • The majority of our education-related print resources are located on the EDU shelves, on the lower level next to the Teen Services Desk. Each call number starts with EDU, and ends with the year the book was published:
    • Paying for School – EDU/Money
    • School Guides & Directories – EDU/Schools
    • Test Prep Books – EDU/Test
  • Books about the education system are available in the regular non-fiction shelves in the 370s
  • Career and professional school exam prep books are located on the lower level of the Main Library by the Reference Desk, on the Career tables

 

Additional Online Resources

Study Aids:

  • High School Ace – An academic homepage for high school students where you can find links to subject sites, news, and reference sites
  • Study Stack – Find or create flashcards or other study activities for a variety of standardized tests and subjects
  • MCAS Test Questions – MA Dept. of Education’s list of tests for the last five years
  • MCAS Practice Tests – A place to find numerous MCAS practice tests
  • Khan Academy – Primarily video based, free lessons on a variety of subjects

Information Resources:

College Prep:

Driving Test Practice:

  • DMV-Practice-Test: Free practice tests for every state (including Massachusetts. Please Note: dmv-practice-test is not affiliated with or evaluated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The official RMV Driver’s Manual is available on their website, along with additional driver’s education information.
  • Driving-Test.org: MA Permit Practice – Free RMV permit practice tests, including 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. Please Note: Driving-Test.org is not affiliated with or evaluated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The official RMV Driver’s Manual is available on their website, along with additional driver’s education information.