Online Research Databases

Database Passwords are available on the Library Blackboard Page

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ABC-CLIO Social Studies Provides access to various collections and resources on American Government, American History, Controversy & Society, US at War, World History and World Geography.

looms lit logo Bloom's Literacy Reference Features content from Facts On File's extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom's essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom's Literary Criticism imprint. This accessible database also contains an archive of more than 46,000 characters; extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, and authors; almost 200 video clips; and more
britannicaschool Britannica School Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias.
cavendish Cavendish Square Digital An easy to use collection of reference works, Illustrations, maps, and photographs on Health, Science and Social Studies.
countrywatch Country Watch Provides critical country-specific intelligence and data and up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
cq press CQ Press Library Your complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more.
culturegram CultureGrams Your complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more.
FactCite Logo FactCite A fully searchable online information resource brought to you by The Lincoln Library Press. It includes the following resources: Biography for Beginners; Shapers of Society; Sports Champions; World Biography; Mythology; American History; Defining Moments in U.S. History; Science and Essential Information.
gale Gale Databases Biography Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale Virtual Reference Library, History Resource Center, Science Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints. Also, full-text and indexed articles are found in the many magazine databases, such as General Reference Gold and Academic One.
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Health Reference Center Provides clear, reliable information on today’s most pressing health topics, including nutrition and substance abuse.

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Issues: Understanding Controversy & Society Helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues.

jstor JSTOR Provides access to past and current issues of more than 1,400 scholarly journals and primary source materials.
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LitFinder International in scope and covers all time periods, containing more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays.

myon myOn Matches student interests and reading level with a collection of fiction and non-fiction books which students select.
noodle tools NoodleTools A comprehensive and accurate MLA and APA-style bibliography composer for middle/high school through graduate-level research.
pebblego PebbleGo Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.
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PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science Informs and inspires learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate.

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PowerKnowledge Life Science Informs and inspires learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.

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PowerKnowledge Physical Science Informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.

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Salem History

  • Great Athletes is the largest and most comprehensive collection of sports biographies published in a singled reference work.
  • Milestone Documents in American History is a new series combining full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
  • Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century consists of biographical and critical essays on the men and women who made an impact on music from 1901 to 2000.

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Salem Science

Salem Science: The Solar System

Salem Science offers libraries a user-friendly interface that provides all the content of our printed resources. Along with the complete articles and sidebars from the printed sets, hundreds of photographs and illustrations are included, some of which were not available in the print version. Plus, users get terrific online tools to enhance the value of this great reference source.

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Science Online Offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats such as extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

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Sirs Decades Features more than 5,000 original sources highlighting key events, movements, people and places in 20th century America. Includes documents, letters, memos, editorial cartoons, websites, photographs, maps advertisements and published articles.

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SIRS Knowledge Source Provides access to full-text articles on social issues; the humanities and arts; current and historic government documents.

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TumbleBookLibrary A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes.

tumblebook cloud TumbleBookCloud An online collection of read-along (audiobook) titles for elementary, middle, and high school students.
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TumbleBookCloudJr. An easier online collection of e-books and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!

worldbook World Book Offers more that 26,000 encyclopedia articles, a Spanish-language encyclopedia, pictures, sounds, special reports, etc.