Online Databases

  • The Library Media program provides resources and services to assist students and teachers in becoming critical thinkers in the pursuit and use of ideas and information. Contact your school Library Media Specialist for the required user ID and password for each database.

    ABC-CLIO - A series of seven databases that include news, feature stories, and daily activities that can be searched by text, reference categories, period, or region for middle and high school.

    Britannica Databases:

    ANNALS OF AMERICAN HISTORY - Read the original words of more than 1500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems and interviews.

    BRITANNICA ACADEMIC EDITION - Specifically designed for the research, Britannica Academic has unique content and tools that make research easier and more productive.

    BRITANNICA GLOBAL REFERENCE CENTER - An extensive collection of Encyclopedia Britannica’s foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French.

    BRITANNICA SCHOOL - Contains encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of a collection of educational exercises, activities, and study guides.

    BRITANNICA SPANISH REFERENCE CENTER -  This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online.

    IMAGE QUEST - Contains approximately three million rights-cleared images from all over the world.

    WORLD DATA ANALYST - Contains current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy.

    BOOKLIST ONLINE - ALA book reviews for public libraries and school libraries.  Includes books to read for book clubs, etc.

    CAPSTONE - A collection of assorted electronic books.

    CENGAGE/GALE RESOURCE CENTER (High School) - The Gale History, Literature, and Science products include full text periodical articles, full text content from Gale reference resources, multi-media clips, and authoritative web sites. Formerly a Thompson Gale product.

    CENGAGE/GALE RESOURCE CENTER (Middle School) - The Gale History and Science products include full text periodical articles, full text content from Gale reference resources, multi-media clips, and authoritative web sites. Formerly a Thompson Gale product.

    EASYBIB - An automated bibliography and citation generator plus a management tool that allows users to orgranize and take notes.

    EBSCOHOST - Includes newspaper, magazine and journal articles in elementary, middle, and high school editions, and both general and animal encyclopedias. The Professional Development Collection provides full text educational journal articles. ERIC contains digests, citations and abstracts from educational journals.

    FACTCITE RESOURCES - This online edition of Biography for Beginners features narrative histories, glossaries, timelines, and illustrations. Biography for Beginners includes: presidents of the United States, explorers, authors, inventors, African-American leaders, notable people from Colonial and Revolutionary  America, and notable women. FactCite now includes additional resources concerning Sports Champions, Mythology, American History, and Science.

    FINANCIAL LITERACY - Articles make economics and personal finance both readily comprehensible.  Videos and relevant photos enhance and extend learning. Financial tools and interactive calculators give teens hands-on practice in financial computation for real-world situations.

    GROLIER ONLINE - A combination of comprehensive, age-appropriate references in an online resourcethat includes: New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and the New Book of Popular Science.

    MACKINVIA - A collection of assorted electronic books.

    MAPS101: A web-based interactive database of lessons, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.

    MERRIAM-WEBSTER UNABRIDGED ONLINE - A source of current information about the English language, Merriam-Webster Unabridged… America’s largest most comprehensive dictionary.

    NOODLETOOLS - A web based platform that has integrated tools that allow for taking notes, document archiving/annotation, citation, and collaborative research and writing.

    PEBBLE GO - Includes two science related database; PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space. PebbleGo Animals is designed specifically for emergent readers and features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and innovative read-aloud capabilities. PebbleGo Earth and Space includes concepts like weather, seasons, Earth science, and space – all with the built in reading and research tools made popular with PebbleGo Animals. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts for your youngest researchers. PebbleGo Biographies is a new addition that features more than 100 unique biographies on famous figures in history in 12 easy-to-navigate categories, such as athletes, explorers, inventors, and presidents and first ladies.

    PROQUEST CULTUREGRAMS - Includes maps, statistics, a glossary, flags, images, a photo gallery, a recipe collection which features native recipes, and biographies of notable individuals.

    PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS - Offers full text and images from the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor dating back to the 19th century.

    PROQUEST SIRS - Includes databases for elementary, middle, and high school students covering general topics, current evernts, government documents, arts and humanities. SIRS Decades features more than 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, etc. in 20th century America.

    SAILOR RESEARCH DATABASES - Maryland’s public libraries make a shared collection of Internet-based databases available through Sailor to ensure equal access to online research databases for all Maryland residents across the state. This common collection anchors the broader collections of online databases provided locally by the libraries.

    TRUEFLIX -  An online resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content; focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students.

    UNITE FOR LITERACY - A collection of assorted electronic books.

    WORLD ALMANCA FOR KIDS ONLINE - World Almanac for Kids Online expands on the contents of the World Almanac for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from World Almanac, Chelsea House, and Facts on File. A natural complement to the curriculum, each subject area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects. Kids can explore grade-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.

    WORLD BOOK - Features an English and Spanish encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, and sections on current events, historical events, student homework assistance, and teacher resources.

    PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG - The integrated library system provides the school district with a Web-based catalog that will enable students and staff to access the collections from school or home. Online databases such as World Book, Grolier, etc. are available through the catalog. Databases that are unique to a school are available through that school's catalog page.