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Wheeler High School HS

Paul Gillihan, Principal

Christian Barnes, AP | Matthew Bradford, AP | Ken Ealy, AP |                     Phyllis Joyner, SSA |  Pamela McCabe, AP | Tanya Robson, AP |             Michael Sawyer, AP/AD | Chris Walstead, Magnet Coordinator

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

Test Preparation


College Information

Accessible 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 [username =, password = same as school computer]
    Movies and interactive activities for health, reading, math, science, writing, and social studies

Newspapers & Magazines

Web Sites

    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

    Government site with information on Federal, State, & Local Government
    Links to Federal, State, & Local Government Resources 
  • Library of Congress
    Legislative information from the Library of Congress
    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]  
Wheeler High School is a unit of the Cobb County School System
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