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Ace School Assignments with Explora!

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Hot air balloons photographed from below.Wondering where to start to find good sources for elementary, middle, or high school projects and assignments? Try one of these new resources, now available through UAPL’s Reference Databases page:

Explora is an interface that offers simple searches of a collection of magazine and newspaper articles, essays, and primary sources, appropriate for homework and covering every school subject. Each profile will search sources at the appropriate school level. There is also an Explora geared toward adult researchers and college students with the same simple-search features.

In addition to being easy to use, you can also access Explora on a mobile device, get topic ideas and suggestions, create a profile and save your research, get citation help, and many other useful features.

These Explora resources improve on and replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search, and Student Research Center, which have been discontinued.

Try it today! And keep Explora in mind for future school assignments.

UA High School Student Page

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Overhead photo of books lying flat open. Photo credit Patrick Tomasso from unsplash.comHigh school students, the UA Library has a webpage just for you that will be one of your most valuable back-to-school supplies. The UAHS Student Portal was created by reference librarians to narrow down our extensive list of online resources and organize them by categories that are relevant to students. 
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or click on Student Resources under the Research drop down at the top of this page to easily discover databases and e-books with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, journals, and other teacher-approved sources for research and school work. Bookmark the page for easy access all school year!

You can use these library resources on your schedule, as they are available 24/7 online with your UA Library card number and PIN. Having trouble with one of our resources or need help searching for sources? Visit, call, e-mail, or even text us; we are happy to help!

We didn't forget about younger kids! Click here for homework resources for elementary and middle school students.

Gale Directory Library

Contains listings from the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media for radio stations, television stations, and cable companies, including those from the United States and Canada, and listings from the Encyclopedia of Associations for national organizations in the United States.

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