Library Databases

Have you assigned a research project lately? Point your Middle School students in the right direction when using our library databases.  The following recommendations may help.

General:

  • AP Photo Archive: photos, text, audio and graphics from the 1800s
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year
  • Grolier’s Encyclopedias:  three online encyclopedias
  • World Book Online: online encyclopedia
  • Historic Newspapers:  full text of the New York Times from 1851 and the Washington Post
  • Opposing Viewpoints: online library of current events topics, the facts, pros, and cons

Ancient Civilization/World Civilization:

  • Culturegrams: in depth coverage of over 200 countries
  • World Geography:  cultural, historical, and spatial information on world countries
  • World History, Ancient & Medieval The database ranges beyond Western civilization to ancient Africa, the Islamic world, and the East,
  • Student Resource Center Gold: newspapers, journals, biographies, timelines
  • Discovering Collectioncriticism on Shakespeare, novels, short stories, info on science & history
  • ELibrary: magazines, newspapers, radio/TV transcripts, pictures, and maps, Knowledge Notes, history & literature databases, knowledge notes, Poets on Screen

Languages Arts/Literature:

  • Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry:  search for poems by author, title, or subject
  • Discovering Collectioncriticism on Shakespeare, novels, short stories, info on science & history
  • Historic Newspapers:  full text of the New York Times from 1851 and the Washington Post
  • Literary Reference Center: plot summaries, literary criticism, reviews, author interviews, overviews
  • Novelist: find a book to read or find a book similar to one that you liked
  • Opposing Viewpoints: online library of current events topics, the facts, pros, and cons

Mathematics:

  • Encyclopedia Britannica: includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year
  • Grolier’s Encyclopedias:  three online encyclopedias
  • Student Resource Center Gold: newspapers, journals, biographies, timeline
  • World Book Online: online encyclopedia

Science:

  • Discovering Collectioncriticism on Shakespeare, novels, short stories, info on science & history
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year
  • Grolier’s Encyclopedias:  three online encyclopedias
  • Historic Newspapers:  full text of the New York Times from 1851 and the Washington Post
  • World Book Online: online encyclopedia
  • Student Resource Center Gold: newspapers, journals, biographies, timelines

World Languages:

  • Culturegrams: in depth coverage of over 200 countries
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year
  • Grolier’s Encyclopedias:  three online encyclopedias
  • World Book Online: online encyclopedia
  • World Geography:  cultural, historical, and spatial information on world countries

 

 

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