Student Access Grade 9-12 Resources


Catalog & Account

NC Cardinal

Click to access your StudentAccess account and search the full library catalog here.  Note that only items held locally at Johnston County Affiliated Libraries may be checked out using your Student Access account. Max 10 items out.



eBooks & eAudiobooks

Click to access a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. Apps are available for your computer and most personal electronic devices.


North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

Click to access digitized school yearbooks, newspapers, historical images, memorabilia, city directories, and videos -- all specific to North Carolina.



A Collection of Online Databases

Click to access all the resources below and many more in one place.

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Language Learning Program

Click to access a fun way to learn any of 70 languages with self-directed lessons, films, cultural anecdotes and more! FREE with your Student ID Number.


CQ Researcher

From CQ Press

Click to access reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.


Research Companion

From ProQuest

Click to access a step-by-step guide to choosing research topics, finding relevant information, evaluating it and using it in your project.

SIRS Discoverer

From ProQuest

Click to access research resources including articles, nonfiction books, images, and activities for elementary and middle school students.

ProQuest Central

Magazines & Journals

Click to access full-text periodical resources bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, and including thousands of newspapers from around the world.


From ProQuest

Click to access over 1,700 full-text titles, 11,000+ research topics, and general reference with editor-created content
Over 7 million photos, graphics, maps, websites.

SIRS Issues Researcher

From ProQuest

Click to access background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues.


MasterFile Premier

From EBSCOhost

Click to access full-text magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books and primary source documents, plus a vast image collection containing photos, maps and flags.


Biography Reference Center

Full-text Biographies

Click to access a collection of biographies on notable personalities from around the world, including actors, artists, athletes, authors, musicians, world leaders, inventors and more.


Virtual Reference

Click to access a premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.

Literature Resource Center

From Gale

Click to access articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

Virtual Reference Library

From Gale

Click to access eBooks that support the K-12 curriculum; topics covered include arts, biography, education, environment, history, multicultural studies, nation/world, religion, science and social science.

Testing & Education Reference Center


Click to access a valuable online tool used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

Gale in Context: Science

From Gale

Click to access information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Access Video

Films on Demand

Click to access thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.


NoveList Plus

Find Your Next Read

Click to access the secret to finding your next great read! NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

Career Guidance Center

From Ferguson

Click to access a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

Cypress Resume

Resume Builder

Click to complete your resume in minutes with Cypress Resume. Quickly create cover letters and reference pages. Download, edit, publish, save and update.


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