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.
Global Issues in Context (Discontinued after January 31st)
Analysis and international viewpoints on a broad array of global issues, topics, and current events. Includes overviews, expert perspectives, primary sources, international magazines, and statistics.
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.
US History in Context
Thousands of primary source documents (including letters, speeches, and legislative acts); full-text magazine and journal articles; digitized maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Collection of ten databases for students. These include biography collections (Sports Champions, Shapers of Society, etc.), Defining Moments in American History, special topic collections (World Mythology, Countries and Cultures of the World, etc.), and a general purpose encyclopedia.
Science in Context (Discontinued after January 31st)
World History in Context (Discontinued after January 31st)
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.