Free Online Resources for High Schoolers

Can you believe that the new school year is already here? As your teens get back into the rhythm of the academic year, keep in mind that the Library provides free online resources for high school learning, research, testing, and more.

Below you’ll find descriptions of a few of these helpful resources, but you can also explore the E-Resources tab on our website for more.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep addresses a variety of academic needs. Peterson’s offers school and scholarship searches for universities and trade schools to help students succeed in their desired career path. There are also portals for reviewing various school subjects, preparing for high school equivalency exams, writing resumés, and taking practice test for career exams such as the NCLEX, ASVAB, cosmetology, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints connects users to information on highly-debated topics, including articles from academic journals, statistics, videos, and the opinions of various political figures. This database is extremely helpful for students working on debates, persuasive essays, and research papers. Opposing Viewpoints offers several personalized tools to assist with the research process such as citation assistance, translation, and options for highlighting and notation.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) houses an abundance of learning and research help for all ages. TEL includes resources like Academic OneFile, a database of scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers in all the major disciplines. You’ll also find archives of major Tennessee-based newspapers, information about different vocations, and the language learning tool Transparent Language.

These are just a few of the online resources we have available for high school students and those getting ready to graduate. These databases and more are available for free through our website. Explore them today to see how they can help your kids achieve success this school year!

If you have questions about the helpful resources we have for high schoolers, call (423) 434-4349. And make sure to follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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