Our library databases contain downloadable reference material to help you conduct research using authorities you can trust. You will find articles from encyclopedias and professional journals written by well-respected authors.  The quality of scholarship in these databases will rival your most thorough internet searches!

The following databases and resources are accessible on our public computers, on your computer at home, or any place you have access to the internet.

Some tips:

  • You must know your barcode number on the back of your library card in order to use any of these resources outside of the library
  • Some databases have a unique link when accessed from home; these will say “At home Click Here” at the end of the description
  • If there is a subject you are interested in that is not listed here try our Main Database Page

Online Student Resources

Britannica School – Britannica School is a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.


Gale In Context: Middle School – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.


tutor_comTutor.com – Receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. Professional tutors are available online from every day from 2:00pm to 10:00pm EST through any internet-enabled computer or mobile device. This service is also available in Spanish.


Scholastic Go! – Various encyclopedias, some targeted for elementary, middle school, high school and up. Provides reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject through nonfiction texts, world newspapers, photographs, interactive maps (topographical, historical, and current), and videos. Also included are lesson plans and educator resources.

Gale In Context: Biography  Gale in Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. It merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


Twayne’s Authors Series – Twayne’s is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived.

Access Science (at home Click Here ) – Encyclopedia articles, videos, news, and biographies covering science, technology, mathematics and medicine.


Science in Context – Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.


Science Online – Concepts, terminology, and theories; diagrams and experiments – helpful for science fairs.

Literature Resource Center – Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis. The database provides researchers with unbounding evidence to support their literary responses and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and perspectives are represented. (Part of the Gale Digital Archive).


LitFinder – LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.


NoveList K-8 Plus –  It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. In addition to finding the right books that appeal to each reader’s interests and match their reading level, you can use it to find books that meet Common Core State Standards.


NoveList Plus – The premiere reader advisory database. It includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, series and genre information, award lists, read-alikes by title, author, and series, discussion guides and more.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – This database includes Drama for Students (vol. 1-27), Novels for Students (vol.1-35), Poetry for Students (vol.1-36), Short Stories for Students (vol. 1-31) AND MORE! Click on the + sign next to Literature to find these e-books.


CQ Researcher – (At Home Click Here) – In-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.


Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies –  helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments


Issues & Controversies in American History – history comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Includes editorial cartoons, charts, maps, debate topics.


Proquest US Newsstream (At home? Click here.) – US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. US Newsstream offers access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Covers today’s hottest social issues for help when conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations.


Gale In Context: US History  – Gale’s U.S. History In Context is the premier online resource providing a complete overview of America’s past and covers the most studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. U.S. History In Context brings a personal perspective to history with thousands of rare and vital primary source documents along with full-text newspapers and periodicals, and videos and audio files from respected sources such as The New York Times, National Geographic, and NPR.


Gale In Context: World History  – Gale’s World History In Context is the premier online resource that reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures that have shaped the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable references and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students and researchers.