Monday, September 1st, 2014


Online Research

For JHS Students Use Only (0)

*REMEMBER* There is a common password and username for these databases, not your personal computer login...

EbscoHost - Access to Gale databases containing peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature, business, agriculture, education and other subjects, as well as many popular magazines.  Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.

Remote Access to EbscoHost Databases: You will be prompted to enter a Username & password; remember, the same PASSWORD is used to access all JHS databases, but to access the EbscoHost databases remotely, the UserID = Jackson

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center - Biography Resource Center is perfect for a multitude of subject areas such as, but not limited to, science, multicultural studies, business, politics, government, history, entertainment, sports, the arts, and literature. It contains more than 435,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people gathered from more than 1,000 volumes of more than 135 award-winning Gale reference sources as well as full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines specifically chosen for their value to biographical research.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context - online resource covering today's hottest social issues

Student Resources in Context

U.S. History in Context

World History in Context

SchoolCenter Picture

World Book Online - More than 1.3 million pages of primary source documents-books, documents, selections-fully integrated with the encyclopedia content. Research and teaching tools include timelines, citation builder, and saved research.

  NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.


SchoolCenter Picture
NewsBank  - Provides full text database of articles from The Kansas City Star, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, and other Missouri newspapers. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

To access this database from home, please go to the Jackson R-II homepage ( ), scroll down to Web Resources on the left, and click EbscoHost/Newsbank


General Online Resources (0)


Learning Express Library - FREE online Practice tests including ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, GRE, GED, LSAT and Skills Improvement tests, and much more! - Online dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Translator, and more!

TotalNEWS - Search engine and directory of news sites from all over the world. 

World Factbook - find information about any country in the world, it's people, the geography, the government, the industries, and current issues.

Find -'s as simple as that. Search for current articles in Health, Home & Garden, Sports, News, Business, Technology, and many more areas. 

Maps - find maps of all sorts: world maps, country maps, historical maps, political maps, temperature maps, and many more. 

Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals - a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. The Index contains citations since 1988 and is updated continuously.

FDA Consumer - this website provides in-depth information on how to get healthy and stay healthy. Although the magazine stopped publishing in April 2007, many articles continue to be updated. 

Public Agenda - like Opposing Viewpoints, this site offers the pros and cons with in-depth research to back them up. 

The Internet Public Library - The first public library of and for the Internet community. 

Jackson, MO - Our hometown web site. 

Kent Library - Use the Search feature to access Kent Library's card catalog. 

MarcoPolo - The MarcoPolo program provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom, developed by the nation's content experts. Online resources include panel-reviewed links to top sites in many disciplines, professionally developed lesson plans, classroom activities, materials to help with daily classroom planning, and powerful search engines. 

NOAA's Climate Map - Wondering what the annual precipitation or maximum temperature of Walla Walla, WA is? Check out this page to find the answer. 

Shakespeare Searched - a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Search results are clustered by topic, work, and character to make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. 

The Thinker - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Check out the Virtual Gallery in the ImageBase to see 82,000 pieces of high resolution art work that includes an incredibly detailed zoom feature and keyword search.