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Porta Jr./Sr. High School Online Resources

Below are usernames, passwords, and any other information that you may need to access and utilize these websites



Gale Context - CLICK HERE


Password: porta


To Use:

1.     Type your topic in the SEARCH bar.

2.     (OR) open the “Browse Topic” bar

3.     Click on “choose a category” to choose the area you would like to search



Gale Viewpoints - Click HERE

Password:  porta


1.     Select (check) Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

2.   Type your topic into the FIND bar.

3.              Click SEARCH.


FIRST SEARCH – Find books on our shelves or to Request a Book



·         Type a topic or title in to the search field and hit ENTER

·         Now you can click “Limit by” and choose books

·         Then click on the blue “More search options”

·         You can choose PORTA’s library under “Libraries”

·         You can limit the “Publication Dates” or exclude some

·         You can choose the “Target Audience” and “Language”

·         Once you choose a book, write down the title of the book and the author and email Mrs. Bell or bring it to her desk if you would like to order that book.

·         If you need help, ask Mrs. Bell or a library worker!     

Online Book Collection



Password: portacusd

  • Infectious Diseases and Conditions
  • Addictions And Substance Abuse
  • Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations
  • Defining Documents of American History: Civil Rights (1954 – 2015)
  • Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore
  • Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
  • Critical Insights: Jane Austen
  • Critical Insights: Dracula
  • Critical Insights: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Critical Insights: Benjamin Franklin




To Use:

1.         Type your keywords in the search engine

2.         Anything that has HTML or PDF off to the right of the search results is available in full-text





1.         Type your keyword(s) in the box underneath “Articles.”

2.         Click “Search Articles.”

3.         ALL articles are full-text.



ERIC – Education Resources Information Center



1.         Click on “Advanced Search.”

2.         Type in your keyword(s).

3.         Select the box for Full Text Availability.

4.         Select publication date range of 2007-2018.

5.         Click “Search.”





1.     Place to locate opposing viewpoints on 43 controversial topics.

2.     Search the list of topics or type a search queue in the search window.


The Cavalcade o' Chemistry



If you love chemistry like Mr. Stier, you probably want to learn as much about it as you can. Fortunately, this site has plenty of tutorials, practice problems, textbooks, chili recipes, and YouTube silliness to keep you entertained.  Mr. Stier loves this site!

Library of Congress Website



Access virtual tours, listen to sound clips,  and explore a multitude of primary source documents and artifacts at this site for the Library of Congress.     


MLA Formatting

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