Wheeler High School HS

Peter Giles, Principal

Christian Barnes, AP | Ken Ealy, AP | Troy Jones, AP/AD |                     Pamela McCabe, AP | Michael Sawyer, SLI | Dr. Tiffany Stark, AP

375 Holt Road
Marietta, 30068
Phone: 770-578-3266
Fax: 770-578-3268

Wheeler Media Resources - Special Topics

Arts & Entertainment



Leisure Reading & Listening

Fiction Writer's Guides

Career & Test Prep

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

General Research Databases

  • Gale PowerSearch [WL]
    Scholarly reference articles in literary criticism, science, history, popular culture, and other areas
  • Explora [GALILEO]
    Search for content on any topic from all of GALILEO's EBSCO databases
  • MAS Ultra [GALILEO] (citation help)
    Periodicals, Reference Books, Pictures, Maps, etc.
  • Student Resources In Context [WL]
    A great starting point if you need an idea for a research topic, or search for the topic that you already have in mind
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction [GALILEO] Searchable full text articles from nonfiction books
  • SIRS Discoverer [GALILEO] Includes full-text articles and images from newspapers, magazines, and government documents.
  • Public Library Access [PASS] Students can use their student ID numbers to access public library resources. Username: Student ID number Password: 4 digit birthday: 2-digit month and 2-digit day. Example: 1202 (Dec. 2)

eBook Collections

  • eBook High School Collection [GALILEO]
    Books for all academic subject areas, classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials
  • eBook Academic Collection [GALILEO]
    Multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter
  • TumbleBookCloud [GALILEO]
    Ebooks that includes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry
  • Google Books
    Look for books offering Full View or Preview

Today's News

Newspapers & Magazines

Picture, Video, & Sound Sources

  • EBSCO Image Search [GALILEO]
    Images relating to current events, history, and nature, plus flags and maps
  • Soundzabound
    Music and sound effects
  • Discovery Education Streaming Provides a collection of videos to be used by kindergarten through twelfth grade students to supplement their research. Off campus login: Office 365 email and computer password.

Easy Reading Level

Basic Reference

  • Kids InfoBits [WL]
    Articles, images, maps, flags, charts, and graphs on a variety of subjects including animals, inventions and technology, sports, transportation, history, and literature
  • BrainPOP [select Wheeler, username = student ID, password = read]
    Movies and interactive activities for health, reading, math, science, writing, and social studies

Newspapers & Magazines

Web Sites

  • Rewordify.com
    Simplifies difficult English, and teaches you words quickly and effectively   

Special Topics

  • KidsHealth
    Information on nutrition, health, psychology, hygiene, and other medical issues


  • Orca Soundings eBook Series - 53 books
    Contemporary themes and exciting stories that teens want to read; set Page Options to Detailed and 50 results per page for easy browsing

Health & Medicine

  • Wheeler Library Book Search
    Search for reference and non-fiction books available in the library
  • TeensHealth
    Information on teen nutrition, sexual health, psychology, hygiene, and other medical issues
  • MedlinePlus
    A comprehensive medical database from the National Institutes of Health
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Statistics and other general information about communicable diseases and other public health issues
  • PDRHealth Drug Information 
    Online access to the Physicians Desk Reference, includes information on prescription and over the counter drugs, as well as herbal drugs and nutritional supplements
  • Gale PowerSearch [WL]
    Scholarly reference articles in health, nutrition, psychology, etc.
  • USDA Choose My Plate 
    Newly-updated federal nutrition guidelines; with SuperTracker to help plan, analyze and track diet and physical activity
  • Consumer Health Complete  [GALILEO]
    Full-text articles, reports, videos, and other content on consumer-oriented health topics
  • Other Health & Medical Sources [GALILEO]
    Information for patients and medical professionals on health, medicine, and psychology; from reference articles, magazines, and scholarly journals

Literary Criticism

  • Wheeler Library Book Search
    Search by author or title.  Literary criticism books will have call numbers in the 800s.  Find the book and look for your specific theme, character, etc. in the index.
  • Gale PowerSearch [WL] (sample search video
    Click on ADVANCED SEARCH and enter the title on one line and the theme, symbol, character, etc. on the next.  For example, enter "grapes of wrath" on one line and "communism" on the next.
  • Literary Reference Center [GALILEO] (citation help)
    Literary Criticism, author bios, full-text articles, poems and short stories.  Click on ADVANCED SEARCH then select FULL TEXT.
  • Literature Resource Center [WL] 
    Click on ADVANCED SEARCH and enter the title on one line and the theme, symbol, character, etc. on the next.  For example, enter "color purple" on one line and choose "Title - All words."  Enter "shug" on the next line and choose "keyword."  Be sure to check for results under each tab (Biography, Literary Criticism, etc.).


Mythology Sources

News & Views

Current Events

Debating the Issues


General Reference

Special Topics

Scientific Research Process

Social Studies

General Reference

U. S. History

  • U.S. History In Context [WL]
    Reference sources, viewpoint essays, image galleries, and video and audio from NBC, NPR, and other sources exploring historical events in the United States
  • PebbleGo. Next. [select Wheeler, username = student ID, password = read] Provides information on the 50 United States and American Indian History

World History


  • CultureGrams [WL]
    Includes information on culture and physical geography for most countries
  • CIA World Factbook
    The standard reference for factual information on other countries
  • Middle Search Plus [GALILEO]
    Magazine, Newspaper, & Reference Articles; includes National Geographic Adventure & National Geographic Traveler

U. S. Government

  • USA.gov
    Government site with information on Federal, State, & Local Government
  • GovSpot.com
    Links to Federal, State, & Local Government Resources 
  • Library of Congress
    Legislative information from the Library of Congress
  • FactCheck.org
    Non-partisan analysis of the truthfulness of debates, political advertising, etc.
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[WHS] Available on campus only
[GALILEO]: Part of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library
[WL]: Provided by Wheeler Library, in partnership with the CCSD Library Media Education Department
Some of these resources and additional resources may be accessd  through Cobb Digital Library [CDL]  
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