Bloom's Literary Reference Online

  • World Literature
  • Great writers & important works
  • Characters & summaries

    CultureGrams (ProQuest)

  • Explore the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries with World Edition
  • Explore the Unites States in colorful, engaging reports with States Edition
  • Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories with Provinces Edition

    Education Journals (ProQuest)

  • Over 900 top educational publications with more than 600 full-text titles
  • Covers primary, secondary & higher education levels
  • Also includes special education, homeschool and adult education

     eLibrary (Proquest)

  • Research paper topics
  • Literature collection
  • History collection

     Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

  • Explore industries and careers
  • Learn specialized job skills
  • Discover jobs that best match
    your personal interests

     Financial Literacy

  • Entrepreneurship and Career Skills
  • Personal Finance
  • Learning Tools, Calculators and Interactive Activities

     Issues and Controversies

  • List of research topics
  • Pros & cons of hot topic issues
  • Reliable resources

     Learning Express Library

  • Core subject practice reviews
  • ACT, SAT and AP test prep
  • Free eBook resources

    Literature Online (LION - ProQuest)

  • Authors from the eighth century to present day
  • Full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose
  • Reference, bibliographies, biographies and student guides

  • Business, Software, Tech & Creative Industries
  • Achieve Personal & Professional Goals
  • A Library of Engaging & Top-Quality Courses Taught by Experts

     Mango Languages

  • Over 70 World Languages
  • English Courses for Non-English Speakers
  • Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar and Culture

     NoveList Plus

  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Articles & Reviews
  • Recommended Reads Lists

     Rosetta Stone

  • Over 30 foreign languages
  • Great for ESL Learners
  • 'Immersion method' learning

     SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)

  • Relevant and Credible Resources for Student Research
  • Browse Trending Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Search for Primary and Secondary Sources

     Teen Health & Wellness

  • Issues affecting Young Adults
  • Skills for School, Work, and Life
  • Hotlines for Help

     U.S. Newsstream (Proquest)

  • Search Contemporary News and Media Outlets
  • Access 1,000+ Archived Titles (1980-Current)
  • Major Publications: NYT & WSJ

     World Book Advanced

  • Online encyclopedia
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections
  • Citation Builder and Research Guides

At-Home Use

  • 24/7 access to the SkillsCenter Resource Library
  • Variety of subjects
  • Tutors available from 3 - 10:00 PM Sunday through Saturday

About Portal Resources:

  • At-Home Use is a restriction imposed by the database providers.
  • Rosetta Stone cannot be used as curriculum within the classroom, but there are no restrictions on Mango Languages.
  • Many resources require a username or email address and password to track your progress. BPL does not have access to login information created with databases.
  • users will be prompted to make an account in order to access this resource. We suggest using your library card number as the username and PIN as the password. Each user is limited to ten sessions per week to provide fair and equitable access.
  • For all database content, Authorized Users shall abide by the Copyright Act of 1976. Authorized Users may download or print limited copies of citations, abstracts, full text or portions thereof, provided the information is used solely in accordance with copyright law.


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