English Resources

For log in and password information, please ask Mrs. Caldwell, or click HERE (only accessible to logged in Wayne Hills students and faculty)

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases: American Government, American History, US at war, World Geography, State Geography, World History, Ancient History and Issues. Inquiry based teaching and study tools, integrated current events aligned to standards. ABC-CLIO is a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources. Research by text, reference category, period, or region based on their learning styles, abilities, and assignments.
American Poetry Pre-1920’s page: An electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. The full text of each volume of poetry is available, and this database is searchable by title, author, boolean phrasing, or words.
Biography Reference Center (Ebsco): Provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.Go to Bio Reference Center (Ebsco), login, then select “Bio Reference Center”
Bloom’s Literature (Infobase): Offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.
Classroom Videos On Demand: Videos searchable by subject or producers (BBC, TED, HBO, etc.) For subject index: http://cvod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=18045&index=subject
Daily Life Through History: Provides info on all aspects of daily life from antiquity through the present day from reference works, monographs, and primary documents. Search by era, region, or subject. Colonial and Native American and other ethnic cultures are featured. Weblinks to multimedia sites, video, and audio files are available.Go to ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases and then click on Daily Life
Digital Library of America - Primary Source Collection: Primary source collections exploring topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators- complete with teaching guides for class use.
Discovery Education: Sign in through Classlinks. Short videos on a variety of topics, organized by subject and grade-appropriateness. Topics include Science, English, Math, Social Studies, Health, Careers and Workplace, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, News and Current Events, and Virtual Field Trips.
eMagazines: Through a partnership with the Wayne Public Library, students and staff now have access to THOUSANDS of magazines through Libby and Overdrive Here's a step-by-step video showing how to log in and find magazines on Libby, and one for if you would prefer to use Overdrive.Please note: these are accessible through the Wayne Public Library - you need a library card number to access this. Don’t have a library card? Apply for one now by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/Q7pgUFs67EorSCXs9

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): An ebook collection of over 300 reference resources in all subject areas including the arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science. The articles are reproduced exactly as the print edition. New ebook additions for 2021-22 are:
  • Theories of Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives
  • Global Encyclopedia Of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History
  • Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection
  • Opinions Throughout History: Gender: Roles & Rights
  • Eyewitness to History: Documents of the LGBT Movement
  • Eyewitness to History: Documents of the Chicano Movement
  • 50 Events That Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
  • 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

Issues and Controversies: Points of View (Ebsco):Information on controversial issues, including overviews of the topic, and links to magazine and academic journal articles. *Go to Points of View (Ebsco), login, then select “Points of View”
JSTOR - Database of Academic Journals: A collection of journals and ebooks on a variety of topics. Searchable by subject, title, publisher, or via libguides.
Lit. Crit. Ebooks - GaleLog into Gale, then scroll down and click on the “view all” button next to Literature. Students can select an ebook for their research, and then search it using the index or table of contents. These are full textbook-style books. Students also have the option to listen to the content via the “Listen” button at the top of each page, and can print out selections as well.
Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Infobase- Literary criticism and commentary, as well as companion guides for certain books and authors. *ESL: There is a Google Translate option at the bottom of the opening page that allows users to translate the instructions and options into another language (the text of the ebooks is still all in English).
Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Salem Press Offers critical approaches, and critical insight into select themes, authors, and works, as well as Cyclopedias of Literary Characters & Places and an introduction to literary context. It also has a “History” section that includes information on decades (click on one, and you can see everything from the Academy Awards to fashion to environmental issues to people).
Literary Resource Center Database (EBSCO): Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. Content Includes:More than 100,000 classic and contemporary poems, 28,000 classic and contemporary short stories, 8,000 classic novels, 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 77,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, 250,000 author biographies, 10,000 author interviews, 370 full-text literary journals, and over 1 million book reviews.*Log into Ebsco, then scroll down to Literary Reference Center

Newsela- Free site with current events and articles. Lexile can be adjusted on individual articles. Create a FREE account using your Google account (the school does not have an account).
New York Times (Current Articles): One of the most well-known and well-respected newspapers for over a hundred and fifty years. www.NYTIMES.com (if you don't have a login and password yet, fill out this form)
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale): An online database featuring reprinted articles from books, magazine articles, and websites with comprehensive information on social issues arguing both sides pro and con. Audio files are included. Within OV is another database that includes related activities on critical thinking.
Pop Culture ABC CLIO: Digital library of information on American and World movies, television, radio, music, sports, fads, fashions, and foods from the 1920’s to the present (with options to search by era). Weblinks to other reliable sites also are available on this site. Primary Source Collection- US National Archives: Access thousands of primary sources — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history. They are always adding more! No login needed, but you can create one so you can save your searches.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection- full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in PsycINFO. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling. Also includes: anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, and observational and experimental method, psychiatry and psychology.
www.turnitin.com- Turnitin.com is used by your teachers for turning in papers. Your login and password are whatever you made them (usually your Wayne Hills email and password), and your teacher should give you the class ID and login code for that class (you only need to put the class ID and login code in once- after that, when you log in, you will see all your classes).
What is Literary Theory: Offers an overview about what Literary Theory is, as well as insights into popular lit theories such as: Traditional Literary Criticism , Formalism and New Criticism , Marxism and Critical Theory , Structuralism and Poststructuralism, New Historicism and Cultural Materialism , Ethnic Studies and Postcolonial Criticism , Gender Studies and Queer Theory , and Cultural Studies.
World Folklore: traces the origins and development of all aspects of traditional cultures around the world, bridging the gap between past and recent. Myths, foodways, campus legends, proverbs and sayings, music, urban legends, comparative religions, folk and fairy tales, medical folklore, literature, and other aspects of everyday life are included in story form. Weblinks to multimedia sites, video, and audio files, as well as maps and images, are part of this resource.