Use our collection of databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books. If you’re connecting from home, work, or school, you will need a valid library card and PIN.
These five databases are designed for students in grades 6-12, but you can find many more databases on our main database page.
Student Research Center
A resource designed to suit the research needs of secondary school students. Search the database by publication type (magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, primary source documents, film & video, etc.), or by topic (arts & media, current issues, history, social studies, etc.); access an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore top searches of the day.
Biography in Context
Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, and the arts.
MAS Ultra—School Edition
Full-text articles from over 500 popular general interest and current events publications. Also includes access to pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For high school students.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.
Concise reports detailing the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Each report typically includes a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection. World Edition articles are aimed at high school users. Kids and States Editions are aimed at grade school users.
Sites by Subject
Looking for a website with useful and accurate information for a report or for personal use? Check out the Library’s Sites by Subject. You’ll find thousands of websites that have been carefully evaluated by Library staff.