Biography in Context Offers biographies of numerous people, including authors, historical figures, political leaders, artists and entertainers. Accessible at home for Royal Oak patrons or in library.
Britannica High School and Adult Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
Britannica Middle School
Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is MeL5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.
CultureGrams Provides cultural information about many countries; including photo galleries, a famous people collection, and a recipe collection with recipes from countries in the database. Accessible at home for Royal Oak patrons or in library.
Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Nine interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools.
InfoTrac Student Edition
High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. Gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. Full-text. Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles.
With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.
Research in Context
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers this information comes from authoritative sources including National Geographic, Scholastic and Gale/Cengage and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.