Online Tools

There are a number of free resources available to help you look up a fact, study for an exam or just find a good book to read. Explore!

Online Resources


  • Vicksburg High School Library Card Catalog using - Provides access to the High School Library's card catalog to explore titles. Select Vicksburg High School and surf our catalog.
  • CIA World Factbook - Contains profiles for every country in the world.
  • Easy Bib - EasyBib is a citation generator for MLA, APA, and other formats.
  • FirstGov - Official USA government web portal for U.S. government services and information.
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar is a freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing.
  • Purdue Owl - Resource on how to write a research paper, grammar tips, and MLA, APA formatting links.
  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues - An organization dedicated to researching issues that are controversial and important. presents the information in a way that is balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent and primarily in a pro-con format.
  • Sweet Search - Sweet Search is a search engine that is specifically designed for student use and each web site has been examined by search experts.
  • Vicksburg District Library - Local access to a wealth of information.
  • Western Michigan University Library - Online library catalog and research resources. Programs, events, and continuing education services.

MeL Databases

The Michigan electronic Library (MeL) is a service of the Library of Michigan and provides a number of resources to Michigan Residents. Some of the more interesting segments are:

  • Britannica School-High Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
  • Research in Context Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers (high school students may find it useful too) this information comes from authoritative sources including Gale, National Geographic and Scholastic and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context is full text and features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
  • General Reference Center Gold is a general interest database that contains newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.