Grades 9-12

Check out the Library's diverse digital resources!


  • Learn about geography, diverse cultural experiences and daily life through history
  • Checkout information on understanding controversies, pop culture, plus health and wellness resources
  • Visit the Academic Success Corner for tips and tricks on researching, writing, critical thinking and more!

     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 ed.

     eLibrary (ProQuest)

  • Research paper topics
  • Literature collection
  • History collection

    Encyclopedia of Arkansas

  • History, geography, & culture of Arkansas
  • Media Galleries
  • This Day in Arkansas spotlight

     FactCite (The Lincoln Library Online)

  • American History & Biography: People, Places & Events
  • Countries & Cultures and Mythology
  • Science and other Subjects

     Financial Literacy

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

     History Study Center

  • Vast collection of primary and secondary sources
  • Quick and reliable facts to hard-to-find primary source texts
  • Browse by Study Units, Historical Documents, Maps & Reference, Multimedia and Journals

     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

     LinkedIn Learning

  • 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


  • Hundreds of reliable news sources
  • Local and national newspapers and other news media
  • Searchable by topics and issues

     NoveList Plus

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

     Rosen Core Concepts Biology

  • Animal Systems
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Plant Structures

     Rosen Core Concepts Chemistry

  • Atoms & Molecules
  • Biochemistry
  • Properties of Matter

     Rosen Core Concepts Periodic Table

  • Interactive Periodic Table
  • Element Builder
  • Explore matter

     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

     STEM (ProQuest)

  • Research hundreds of full-text articles about science, technology, engineering and math
  • Sciences covered include earth, life, physical, medical and applied
  • Students and educators at multiple grade levels

     Teen Health & Wellness

  • Health Information
  • Social Issues
  • 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
  • Dictionary
  • 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 noon - 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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