Virtual Library


 
Online Subscription Databases
By Subject
 
General Reference:
Access World News Student Edition
Access World News Student Edition
NBC News Archives on Demand
NBC News offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Complete online access to the complete text of Encyclopedia Britannica, plus websites, articles, video and multimedia. A perfect place to begin any research.
Webster's Third International Dictionary
An online unabridged dictionary with etymologies, thesaurus, a rhyming dictionary, and more.
Facts on File
Articles (called "subject entries"), biographies, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, primary documents, classroom materials for teachers and more on science, history, geography, health and careers.
Biography Resource Center
Long ("narrative") and short ("thumbnail") biographical articles on over 320,000 people, plus magazine articles and websites for most entries.
Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol
General encyclopedia articles provided in Spanish.
 
Citation:
Easy Bib & Research Ready
EasyBib automatically creates a correct bibliography for your paper that complies with all of the rules detailed in the most current versions of the MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual. EasyBib takes care of punctuation, alphabetization and formatting, producing a polished source list that you can import directly into a Google document.
 
Periodical And Reference Articles:
Access World News Student Edition
Access World News Student Edition
EBSCOhost Web
MasterFILE provides full text for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 362 reference and travel books including the World Almanac and Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. masterfile a provides for more than 2,050 periodicals covering broad range disciplines reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues much more. this database features: 5,000 magill reviews, 362 reference travel books including the world almanac book facts 2001; from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, american heritage dictionary, 4th edition an image collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
SIRS
Highly selective database of magazine articles and documents, chosen for the suitability for student research. Covers general reference, social issues, health, science, business, historic and government documents, directories, almanacs, current perspectives on the arts and humanities, and selected web sites for general reference.
Opposing Viewpoints
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues from multiple perspectives. Access persuasive viewpoint essays, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full text magazine and newspaper articles. A great tool for teaching critical thinking and writing across the disciplines.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Click on the "Journals and Magazines" link when you search a topic.
Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol
A Spanish language encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica.
 
History And Social Studies:
America's Historical Newspapers (1900-2000)
America's Historical Newspapers (1900-2000)
Annals of America
With over 2,000 primary documents and 700 pieces of multimedia, the Annals of America is an abundant source of information on American history and culture.
EBSCO History Reference Center
Same search format as EBSCO MasterFile, but searches a collection of history journals, social studies reference books, images, and primary documents.
Facts On File - History Database Center
Databases of articles, biographies, maps, charts, timelines, and primary documents in American, World, American Women's, African-American, American Indian, and Ancient History and Culture.
Facts On File - World Atlas
The World Atlas contains regional, country, and state maps, plus thematic and geographical maps and an interesting ranking and comparison feature.
Daily Life Online
What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they play? Learn about the material, religious, domestic, political, recreational, intellectual and economic lives of the billions of people in history who never made the history books.
Biography Resource Center
Long ("narrative") and short ("thumbnail") biographical articles on over 320,000 people, plus magazine articles and websites for most entries.
Opposing Viewpoints
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues from multiple perspectives. Access persuasive viewpoint essays, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. A great tool for teaching critical thinking and writing across disciplines.
SIRS Interactive Citizenship and Government Reporter
Interactive Citizenship consists of online ebooks that explain everything a citizen needs to know about Government, World Affairs, and Economics, continually updated and expanded. Government Reporter contains historic and government documents, directories and almanacs.
 
Literature:
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Be sure to click on every tab and sub-tab to get the most information.
 
Science:
Access Science
Searchable online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and technology, plus the latest science news, biographies of scientists, a science terms dictionary, essay topics, study guides, links to great science websites, and much more.
Facts On File - Science Online
Science biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams, experiments and timelines. Excellent charts and diagrams for students and teachers.
 
Careers:
Facts on File - Ferguson Career Guidance Center
Comprehensive and up to date, this database profiles more than 2,000 of today's most exciting jobs in more than 90 industries. Fully searchable and extensively hyperlinked, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center contains in-depth job descriptions complete with job-specific resource listings, detailed industry descriptions, career resources, career preparation information (including scholarships, academic programs, and non-academic programs), and web resources.
Also look for career articles in any of the databases of magazine and newspaper articles.
Search EBSCO or Proquest with the name of the career AND the words "career" or "vocational guidance"
 
Testing:
Testing & Education Reference Center
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
 
For Teachers:
Facts on File - Curriculum Resource Center
This electronic library of curriculum-related handouts provides access to a broad selection of visual content, including maps, science diagrams, science experiments, historical images, historical timelines, and other handouts, all of which can be saved in a password-protected folder, emailed, or printed and used for worksheets, overheads, and testing.
EBSCO Professional Development Collection
Provides more than 750 full-text education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles, to help you with graduate classes or teacher research.
 
Find Great Websites:
Encyclopedia Britannica
When searching, be sure to select "Britannica Internet Guide." Or leave all choices unchecked and look for "The Web's Best" on the results page.
InfoTrac - Literature Resource Center
Search or select a topic, then click on the "Additional Resources" tab.
Opposing Viewpoints Center
Search or select a topic, then click on the "Websites" tab.
Biography Resource Center
Search or select a topic, then click on the "Websites" tab.
Access Science
Click on "Related Web Sites" link in the left column on either the homepage or at specific articles.
Librarians' Internet Index
Not a subscription datebase, but a great free tool for finding high-quality, reliable information on the web.