Academic Databases

Databases: searchable content classified according to types.
Please see your Teacher -or- Mr. Buhrmaster for the passwords to these databases.

ABC CLIO American Government: Have questions about how the government works? Find out more here! What is our government based on? How do the different branches work? What are your rights? And, what do you need to know to make the most of your government?

ABC CLIO American History: America didn’t just appear, we had to fight to exist! Find out how we got here, what it took, and what’s happening now. It all shapes what we are! And, you can find a ‘This day in History’ here, also!

ABC CLIO State Geography: This interactive database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the complexities underlying the challenges facing the nation and individual states.

ABC CLIO US at War: This database has a wealth of information on American History, World History, State Geography and World Geography. It contains primary sources, images, biographies, articles, essays, court cases, timelines, lesson plans, activities and quizzes.

ABC CLIO US Geography: Find out about your state, or any state in the US. There are maps and information for you to use!

ABC CLIO World Geography: Need to know more about a country? Find the information here! Click on Subject, then choose your topic, then choose your country. Easy and fun to use!

ABC CLIO World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras: History’s been going on for a long time, all over the world. Find out what happened from Prehistory to 1500. In Advanced Search, you can pick your time, your place, and what you want to know. No more frustration, finding what you need!

ABC CLIO World History: The Modern Era What’s happened in the world since 1500? In Advanced Search, you can pick your time period, and part of the world, and find the information you need!

Biography In Context: Biographical information on people throughout history and around the world. Includes the Complete Marquis Who’s Who. Search by occupation, ethnicity, nationality and/or gender!

Health and Wellness Resource Center: More than 400 health and medical journals and other resources that can link you to major health web sites.

Legal Information Reference Center: Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Users have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

Literature Criticism Online: Contemporary Literary Criticism is THE resource to use when you need literary criticism. Now, you can find CLC, PLUS poetry criticism, drama criticism, and much, much more, online, without visiting the library!

Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.

National Science Digital Library: NSDL is the Nation’s online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: One-stop source for information on social issues like civil rights, terrorism, gambling and teenage pregnancy. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on the topic of your choice.

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues: Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more.

Rosetta Stone Rosetta: Stone teaches language the way you learned your first: naturally, by connecting words to objects and events around you. Native speakers and real-life scenarios help you think in the new language from the very beginning. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll be reading and speaking a language in no time. No translation. No grammar rules.

Science in Context: Science in Context delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library.

Science Online: (Science Experiments Online) Science experiments, maps and information on the environment.

Science.gov: Science.gov searches over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

Shakespeare Collection: Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, other works published during Shakespeare’s time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.

Student Resources in Context: This next-generation portal reaches out to today’s learners with a Web-like user experience, which intuitively conveys needed information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History.

Teen Health & Wellness: Got questions? Get answers. From asthma to activism and bullying to braces, Teen Health & Wellness has what you need to know on physical and mental health, eating disorders and fitness, drugs and alcohol, sexuality and dating, family life, life skills, and more. Search now!

U.S. History in Context: U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.

US Geography: Find out about your state, or any state in the US. There are maps and information for you to use!

World Book Online: Select the best encyclopedia for your age group or needs.

World History in Context: Draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and integrates reference sources, full-text articles, maps and images. Also includes full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents.

World Vital Records: Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.