Catalog & Databases

Search the online catalog in the space above.  Books pictured below can be checked out - type in the title above to check availability!
 
 
 

DATABASES

CIA World Factbook - basic country facts produced by the U.S. government

Gale in Context - Explore topics across all curricular areas that is updated daily.  Integrates references, biographies, primary sources, multimedia, critical essays, news, academic journals, and more. 
      


JSTOR Home
JSTOR - academic journals, primary sources and books in all content areas. Click Login to My Account in upper right to enter username and password for the databases.


                             Ancient History         

Infobase 
Today's Science - groundbreaking, current articles in the sciences. These are not academic journals, they are written by Infobase researchers, however, they can give a good starting point for research by providing high interest, real-world, relevant topics. Articles will also help with search terms and a base of knowledge.  Choose topic index to view all subjects and related articles.  The dropdown for Resources at the top provides help for writing a research paper, analyzing articles and cartoons, and other tips for completing projects.

History databases - Search by subject or era and select a type of source from Primary Sources, Maps & Graphs, Videos & Slideshows, Biographies, and Controversial Topics.  Choose Curriculum Topics for help analyzing and evaluating sources or writing a paper.



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.  After typing in a search term, select full text on the left side.  You can also narrow your results on the left side by the type of source (newspaper, magazine, academic journal, etc.).
 
 
See Mrs. Davis for archive access.  Print copies available in the Learning Commons.


SIRS
username is same as others, password is capitalized, add 1! to the end
 
Search by leading topics, subject areas or see the complete list. SIRS provides timelines, editorial cartoons, multiple articles representing both viewpoints, research guides to help with your research and critical questions to guide your thought process and to help you think more deeply about the topics.

Articles in pro/con format that are supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources, Many issues feature original videos and educator resources, as well as debate videos, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news.


World News Digest
Context and background on historical events and breaking news - articles, documents, archives, editorial cartoons, facts & statistics and more.

U.S. Newsstream -
U.S. Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.

Online Primary Sources   

National History Day Resources


Bloom's Literature -
Includes critical essays, author biographies, interviews, and profiles, as well as character analyses.  More than 1,000 poetry and classic works of literature are available in full-text.  Essays on how to write papers, full-length videos of classic stage performances, and film adaptations of literary works.  Extensive database on Shakespeare and his works.



Health Reference Center
Includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information.

Mental Health Resources

Gale Virtual Reference Library 


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.


Learning Express LibraryLearningExpress Library
Tests, tutorials, and ebooks for ACT/SAT/PSAT prep - also GMAT, LSAT, Praxis, TOEFL, and many others!  Tutorials for general math, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and grammar, resume writing and interviewing, and video courses for computer skills, and much more.
Mango LanguagesMango Languages
Create an account and learn a new language!
Image result for khan academyKhan Academy
Register for an account for tutorials in all subject areas even AP classes, college classes, and test prep - SAT, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and more.
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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.
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An encyclopedia of articles on Catholic theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.