What's the big deal about databases, anyway?
Authoritative databases are curated collections of material: newspapers articles, journal articles, pop culture articles, encyclopedia entries, audio and video clips, and images. Typically, because database publishers enlist the help of librarians, teachers, and researchers in choosing what resources go into a database, the resources and their authors are credible. This helps you find quality information for your research much more easily.
Oh, and all of these databases will automatically load at school, but some of them require user names and passwords if you're accessing from home.
eLibrary - "Zeus"
Databases marked with a star are recommended especially for new database users.
General databases, or often times called reference databases, are like your first date with your research. You're just trying to get to know your topic and find the basic things out. Check out MeL for most of your database needs!
User friendly database that includes magazines, photos, videos, articles and references on most topics from science to English to social studies. Access as well to some primary documents. Scholarly source for photos and videos.
Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources
Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Full text books and magazines ONLY!
Covers a wide range of topics including social sciences and humanities as well as history, math and science. All peer-reviewed articles and sources including STEM research. Full text resources from magazines to books to academic journals.
Full online texts covering thousands of topics including math, science, sports, religion, and more. These texts are also available for download on phones and tablets.
Ebooks covering topics from education, poetry, history and more. Includes the ability to send to google drive as well as accessing highlights and notes on the page.
These databases are great for any research in social fields like history, civics, psychology or culture.
Trial database (Free to use now until the end of November) that houses 17 different databases, covering social studies topics.
Extraordinary people who have helped shape our world.
Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.
Searchable databases of articles, reports, and research on psychology topics from the world's largest association of psychologists.
Broad range of psychological topics covered including behavioral sciences and related fields. Great for students and teachers.
Free access from the United States Department of State, articles on countries that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues with statistics, images, and videos.
For high school and college research on current social issues...science, health, business, politics, global issues, crime. This database includes magazines and newspaper articles, graphics, primary sources, web sites.
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Free access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Arts & Humanities
Databases specific for Art and Language Arts. Great for finding information on books, plays, poems, architecture, culture, authors, artists, and other creators of artistic work.
Features discussion and analysis of poems ands short stories of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Also provides lists of award winning books as well as book discussion guides, recommendations and complete series information.
Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Also covers information on authors, topics as well as book reviews, criticisms, plot summaries and more.
Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays.
These databases are general science resources, or specific to different fields of science. Medical sciences, natural sciences, and physical sciences.
Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and more.
Great for research in anatomy, health occupations, mental health, and human biology.
Free access to trusted health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Includes both mainstream and holistic medicine information for patients and students.
Many peer-reviewed articles from nursing and allied health journals in full text as well as abstracts.
Great for research in endangered species, plants, birds, geology, and weather
Database of birds from around the world.
Information and status on endangered and theartened species.
Wildflower search for wildflowers around the globe.
Maps and geology of the United States
NOAA's online database of weather reports, ocean, and lake data.
Local, national and international newspapers are linked below.
Search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. This databases features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs and news sites in full-text format. Includes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Detroit Free Press, and Livingston Press and Argus - and many more!
Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.