CALS Tech Card Student Portal

Welcome to the Student Portal. Here you will find recommended resources divided by grade level for research, homework help, and more. Don’t forget about our downloadable and digital eBooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, music, and more. View the “Read, Listen, Watch” section for links to those services. They’re also available as apps on your mobile device.

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e-Books and Audiobooks

  • Platform for eBooks & digital audiobooks.
  • Choose “Kids” to limit to items for kids and teens.
  • Log in using Tech Card number (14 digits, no spaces) and PIN (set to 1234 for all Tech Cards)
  • Ten items checked out at a time
  • Two-week check-out period, automatic returns

For a list of supported e-book devices, click here »
Go to Overdrive

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Download or Stream Free Music

  • Platform for music downloads
  • Log in using Tech Card number (14 digits, no spaces) and PIN (set to 1234 for all Tech Cards)
  • Five song downloads per week.
  • Three hours streaming per day.
  • Songs are yours to keep.

Go to Freegal

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Download Magazines

  • Platform for magazines (current and back issues)
  • Log in using Tech Card number (14 digits, no spaces)

Go to Flipster

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AR Bookfinder

  • A complete list of available Accelerated Reader titles
  • Search by author, title, subject
  • Reading and interest levels provided

Go to AR BookFinder

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Bookflix

  • Pairs a video storybook with a related nonfiction title
  • Educator/parent resources

Please note: For the best user experience, it is recommended that the latest version of Edge, Safari, Firefox or the Chrome browsers be used. All of these browsers may be downloaded for free.

Go to BookFLIX

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Culturegrams Kids Edition

  • Cultural information about the countries of the world
  • Includes maps, photos, timelines, and more

Go to Culturegrams Kids Edition

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Mango Languages

  • Language learning tool
  • Instruction in 70 languages
  • English as a Second Language available
  • First time users must create a profile in order to use the resource.

Go to Mango Languages

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Novelist Plus K-8

  • Descriptions and reviews of popular books for children
  • Search by title, author, or subject or browse by theme or topic.
  • Offers suggestions of similar titles

Go to Novelist Plus K-8

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World Book Online – Early World of Learning

  • Read-aloud stories
  • Interactive games
  • Materials for building literacy skills

Go to World Book Online

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AR Bookfinder

  • A complete list of available Accelerated Reader titles
  • Search by author, title, subject
  • Reading and interest levels provided

Go to AR BookFinder

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Bookflix

  • Pairs a video storybook with a related nonfiction title
  • Educator/parent resources

Please note: For the best user experience, it is recommended that the latest version of Edge, Safari, Firefox or the Chrome browsers be used. All of these browsers may be downloaded for free.

Go to BookFLIX

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Culturegrams Kids Edition

  • Cultural information about the countries of the world
  • Editions for US States & Canadian Provinces
  • Includes maps, photos, timelines, and more

World States Kids Provinces

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Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

  • Free source for the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas
  • More than 6,000 entries with more added weekly
  • Includes photographs, audio clips, and videos

Go to Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

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Learning Express Library

  • Offers practice for math, reading, and language skills
  • Create a personal account using your tech card number to track progress
  • Some materials in Spanish

Go to Learning Express Library

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Mango Languages

  • Language learning tool
  • Instruction in 70 languages
  • English as a Second Language available
  • First time users must create a profile in order to use the resource.

Go to Mango Languages

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Novelist Plus K-8

  • Descriptions and reviews of popular books for children
  • Search by title, author, or subject or browse by theme or topic.
  • Offers suggestions of similar titles

Go to Novelist Plus K-8

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SIRS Discover

  • Appropriate for elementary school level research
  • Search magazines, newspapers, books, maps, and more from one site

Go to SIRS Discoverer

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STEM

  • Science research tool
  • Video and Interactive content
  • Earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences

Go to STEM

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Something About the Author Online

  • Biographical articles on children’s authors and illustrators
  • Includes some photos

Go to Something About the Author Online

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World Book Online – Kids

  • Designed for young students
  • Articles and science projects
  • Interactive games
  • Tools for educators

Go to World Book Online – Kids

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World Book Online – Spanish

  • World Book content in Spanish
  • Designed for students
  • Multimedia content and interactive features

Go to World Book Online – Spanish

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World Book Online – Ebooks

  • A collection of classic literature and nonfiction
  • Multiple users can check out at one time

Go to World Book Online – e-Books

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America’s News

  • Content from local, regional, and national sources
  • Newspapers, journals, and videos

Go to America’s News

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AR Bookfinder

  • A complete list of available Accelerated Reader titles
  • Search by author, title, subject
  • Reading and interest levels provided

Go to AR BookFinder

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Collection

  • Search the full text of the newspaper
  • 1994-present

Go to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Collection

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Culturegrams Kids Edition

  • Cultural information about the countries of the world
  • Editions for US States & Canadian Provinces
  • Includes maps, photos, timelines, and more

World States Provinces

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Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

  • Free source for the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas
  • More than 6,000 entries with more added weekly
  • Includes photographs, audio clips, and videos

Go to Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Electronic versions of encyclopedias and reference books
  • Wide variety of subject areas
  • Read-aloud feature

Go to Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Learning Express Library

  • Offers practice for math, reading, and language skills
  • Create a personal account using your tech card number to track progress
  • Some materials in Spanish

Go to Learning Express Library

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Mango Languages

  • Language learning tool
  • Instruction in 70 languages
  • English as a Second Language available
  • First time users must create a profile in order to use the resource.

Go to Mango Languages

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Novelist Plus K-8

  • Descriptions and reviews of popular books for children
  • Search by title, author, or subject or browse by theme or topic.
  • Offers suggestions of similar titles

Go to Novelist Plus K-8

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STEM

  • Science research tool
  • Video and Interactive content
  • Earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences

Go to STEM

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Something About the Author Online

  • Biographical articles on children’s authors and illustrators
  • Includes some photos

Go to Something About the Author Online

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World Book Online – Student

  • Designed for students
  • Encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, multimedia collection
  • Biography Center

Go to World Book Online – Student

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World Book Online – Spanish

  • World Book content in Spanish
  • Designed for students
  • Multimedia content and interactive features

Go to World Book Online – Spanish

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America’s News

  • Content from local, regional, and national sources
  • Newspapers, journals, and videos

Go to America’s News

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Collection

  • Search the full text of the newspaper
  • 1994-present

Go to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Collection

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Arkansas Newspapers

  • Content from 50 Arkansas publications

Go to Arkansas Newspapers

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Culturegrams

  • Cultural information about the countries of the world
  • Editions for US States & Canadian Provinces
  • Includes maps, photos, timelines, and more

World States Provinces

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Cypress Resume

  • Tool for creating resumes and cover letters
  • Easy formatting
  • Create a profile to save your information

Go to Cypress Resume

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Driving-Tests.org

  • Arkansas Drivers Test prep
  • Access to manuals and practice tests

Go to Driving-tests.org

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Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

  • Free source for the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas
  • More than 6,000 entries with more added weekly
  • Includes photographs, audio clips, and videos

Go to Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

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Ethnic Newswatch

  • Newspapers and magazines from ethnic and independent presses
  • Content covers 1990 – present
  • Full text articles

Go to Ethnic NewsWatch

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Learning Express Library

  • Offers practice for math, reading, and language skills
  • Create a personal account using your tech card number to track progress
  • Some materials in Spanish

Go to Learning Express Library

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Literature Criticism Online

  • Searchable, electronic versions of literary criticism reference collections
  • Also includes biographies and reviews

Go to Literature Criticism Online

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Literature Resource Center

  • Database for author biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses
  • Materials from print publications and scholarly journals

Go to Literature Resource Center

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Lynda.com

  • Online learning courses & videos
  • Subjects include business, technology, media production, and more
  • Log-in with card number to save your progress

Go to Lynda.com

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Mango Languages

  • Language learning tool
  • Instruction in 70 languages
  • English as a Second Language available
  • First time users must create a profile in order to use the resource.

Go to Mango Languages

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Novelist Plus

  • Descriptions and reviews of popular books for children
  • Search by title, author, or subject or browse by theme or topic.
  • Offers suggestions of similar titles

Go to Novelist Plus

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ProQuest Central

  • Searchable database of research materials
  • Wide variety of content areas
  • Resources include scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, and videos
  • Full text available

Go to ProQuest Central

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ProQuest Research Companion

  • Research support tool for students
  • Learning modules on finding, evaluating, and using information

Go to ProQuest Research Companion

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SIRS Issues Researcher

  • Searchable database of full text articles
  • Content is focused on social issues

Go to SIRS Issues Researcherfa-database

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Universal Class

  • Online learning courses in over 30 subject areas
  • Led by professional instructors
  • Work at your own pace

Register to Universal Class Login to Universal Class

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World Book Complete

  • Access to all World Book databases
  • Encyclopedias, ebooks, multimedia content
  • Available in Spanish

Go to World Book Complete

Tech Card Program Overview

CALS is partnering with several local schools to provide students with improved access to research and reading materials through the Tech Card Program. Students in participating schools will be issued a Tech Card which can be used to access the library’s electronic resources from school or home.

Tech Cards cannot be used to check out physical materials (books, dvds, etc.) from the library. Parents and students may apply for a library card with borrowing privileges at any of our locations or by visiting our website.

Access to some of our online resources may require users to enter the Tech Card number (printed under the barcode on the back of the card) and a PIN. The PIN on every Tech Card is set to 1234.

The Tech Card issued for the school year will expire on September 1 of next year. If your child is enrolled in a participating school for the following year, they will be issued a new Tech Card for use next year in the fall.

If you have questions about the Tech Card Program, please contact Ellen Samples, Youth Services Coordinator, at (501) 918-3059 or by email at outreach@cals.org.

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