Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Catalog & Databases

Destiny is the online catalog for the Saint Thomas Aquinas Library.
An ID and Password are required for STA students to access our online subscription databases.                                                                         Passwords are available in the Library Media Center. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library Web image
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a cross-searchable collection of reference eBooks on the Arts, Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Nations,  Religion and Science.
Student Resources In Context Web image
Gale Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

Explore by topic and/or time periods.  Research questions with accompanying perspective articles, videos, vocabulary, primary sources, and much more!
Search across any or all of the following databases:
American History
American Government
Modern World History
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras


Global Issues in Context Web image
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context Web image
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, this database features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
More than 500 full text magazines, More than 360 reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and 341,655 photos, maps & flags.

Current and archived articles of Scientific American Magazine 
General reference database containing periodicals, books, newspapers, photos, videos etc. from EBSCOHost.
Britannica School Edition
Britannica Online School Edition K-12 gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique database also offers high-quality online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning, Britannica Online School Edition K-12 offers students a gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Web image
An encyclopedia of articles on Catholic theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.