San Rafael Public Library

E-Resources for High School Students

These resources are accessible from anywhere with your library card.

  • Academic Search – full text magazine, newspaper and journal articles on every subject, including scholarly, peer-reviewed
  • Biography Reference Center – 460,000 biographies
  • Brainfuse HelpNow – homework help for all ages, subject skill-building, writing lab, standardized test center for SAT, ACT, GED, and more (in English and Spanish)
  • Consumer Health Complete – articles on all areas of health and wellness – from mainstream to alternative – from newspapers, magazines, reference books, and encyclopedias
  • Drama Online – read hundreds of plays from leading playwrights or listen to professionally acted classics, prize winners, and iconic literary works. Contextual and critical background is provided through scholarly works and practical guides.
  • Driving-Tests.org – free California DMV practice tests and guidebooks for cars, motorcycles, and commercial licenses (in English and Spanish)
  • High School Explora –  for beginning research in all subjects
  • Literary Reference Center – author biographies and critical essays on literature
  • Lynda.com – professional tutorials to learn computer, software, and creative applications; business and leadership skills, and more
  • MasterFILE Periodicals – thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including National Geographic, Consumer Reports, and Mother Jones
  • Points of View Reference Center – pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects
  • The School of Life – a website devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture, covering a variety of ideas in the humanities – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind
  • Thug Notes – Thug Notes is an American educational web series that summarizes and analyzes various literary works in a comedic manner
  • Virtual Reference Library – dozens of titles for starting research in all subjects