Educational resources for elementary school, high school, and beyond. An Allen Public Library card is required for access to the EBSCOhost databases. Don't have a library card? View requirements and sign up. Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905.
Literary Reference Center™ A rich collection of full text covering thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Newspaper Source™ Plus A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
TOPICsearch A diverse full-text collection to support conversations about current events; social, political, and economic issues; scientific discoveries and other topics discussed in classrooms.
Gale and ProQuest Databases
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Contains topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files of today's hottest social issues.
ProQuest 20th Century American Poetry This unparalleled collection includes some 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song. Available via TexShare Databases. Call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905 to obtain the password.
ProQuest 20th Century English Poetry A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah, and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library. Available via TexShare Databases. Call the Reference Desk at 214.505.4905 to obtain the password.
Explora for Elementary An easy-to-use search interface for K-5 students looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books, and encyclopedias on a variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Explora for High School Students in grades 6-12 can look for magazine and newspaper articles, books, informational texts, primary sources, multimedia, and more on a variety of curriculum-related topics.
Middle Search® Plus A full-text database of popular middle school magazines and reference books, biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps, and flags. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
MAS Complete™ A full-text database with hundreds of high school magazines and reference books, thousands of biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps, and flags.
Primary Search® A full-text database for young researchers with easy-to-read online encyclopedia entries, complete articles from popular children's magazines, and a vast image collection. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.
Academic Search™ Complete A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subject ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women's studies and zoology.
High School Equivalency Center Guided support and preparation to help you prepare to earn your GED®. Test preparation is available in both English and Español.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes A center for native Spanish speakers to learn basic academic skills including how to prepare for the GED en Español, Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera, y ciudadanía en español.