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Student Access Grade 9-12 Resources


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.

NC Cardinal

Catalog & Account


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

eBooks & eAudiobooks


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

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center



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

A Collection of Online Databases


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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.

Language Learning Program



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.

From CQ Press

CQ Researcher


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

From ProQuest

Research Companion

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

From ProQuest

SIRS Discoverer

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.

Magazines & Journals

ProQuest Central

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.

From ProQuest


Click to access current topics most studied and debated by students, including “pros and cons”.

From ProQuest

Knowledge Source


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.

From EBSCOhost

MasterFile Premier


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.

Full-text Biographies

Biography Reference Center

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

Virtual Reference


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

From Gale

Literature Resource Center

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.

From Gale

Virtual Reference Library

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.


Testing & Education Reference Center

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

From Gale

Science in Context

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.

Films on Demand

Access Video


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.

Find Your Next Read

NoveList Plus

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.

From Ferguson

Career Guidance Center

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

Resume Builder

Cypress Resume