Welcome to the NBPS Upper School Virtual Library, where all digital Learning Commons resources can be accessed. Our collection is dynamic, updated regularly with the best traditional and digital materials. Click here for off-campus access passwords.
Upper School Resources
Access research guides for specific class projects.
Search for print, digital and audio books, DVDs, and more in NBPS libraries.
Login with student or faculty ID to browse and download digital ebooks and audiobooks.
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Login with student or faculty ID to access over 100,000 ebooks for academic research.
Upper School Databases
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A multipurpose encyclopedia for comprehensive background information around thousands of topics.
Subject encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research for Middle and High School.
Contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events for Middle and High School.
Over 7,800 full-text periodicals and hundreds of newspapers, including full-text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present, updated daily.
Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources, including more than 6,000 in full text.
Digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources for High School use.
Click to request a pass for All-Digital access to the New York Times, which includes archives dating back from 1851 to present day.
Nearly 3 million rights-cleared images for student use.
English Language Arts
Literary criticism which covers all time periods and over 150,000 full-text primary literary works.
Pronunciation, meaning, and history of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
American History, World History (Ancient, Medieval & Modern), World at War, World Geography, World Religions, and Modern Genocide.
Up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, 50 states, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events, for High School use.
A cross-curricular database that supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts, offering differing views around issues. For Middle and High School use.
Social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities. For Middle and High School.
A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.
Contextual information on a broad range of science topics for Middle and High School.
Web Searching Tools
A custom search engine for students that searches just 35,000 expert-selected Web sites.