Databases: By Subject: Students and Homework

Databases:

Academic Search Premier

Designed specifically for academics, this database contains full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

African American Experience

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

BookFlix

This online literary resource for children pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Curriculum Resource Center

Facts On File is “one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials…and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others."

Daily Life Through History

ABC CLIO combines “three rich databases to provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language.”

Explora

Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Explora is specifically designed for student research.

Gale Courses

Interested in taking an interactive course online? Gale Courses offers "a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month."

Kids Search

Note: Explora is replacing Kids Search.  Kids Search will only be available through December 2015. “Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K – 8.”

Learning Express Library

Learning Express features different learning areas, like  Computer Skills, College and GED Prep, and U.S. Citizenship, and “offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.”

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Today's increasingly complex issues are presented in a pro-and-con format in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. With content drawn from the social issues series from Greenhaven Press and content other Gale sources, this database provides an ideal reference source for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Searchasaurus

Note: Explora is replacing Searchasaurus.  Searchasaurus will only be available through December 2015. “Seachasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.” Searchasaurus is designed especially for youth in grades K – 5.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer offers easy homework help in areas like science, history & government, social issues, and more, complete with Common Core correlations. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

Issues Researcher allows you to find "Pro and Con" arguments for major social issues from gun control to bullying. 

Student Research Center

Note: Explora is replacing Student Research Center.   Student Research Center will only be available through December 2015. “Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.” Student Research Center is designed especially for youth in grades 6 – 12.

Testing & Education Reference Center

A “start to finish resource,” the Testing and Education Reference Center offers practice tests on several tests, including the GED, ACT/SAT, NCLEX, and Civil Service and licensure exams, as well as useful information on Financial Aid, and an Online Resume Builder.

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

World Almanac For Kids

”Known to librarians worldwide as ‘the Information Publisher,’ Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941.” This particular database focuses on younger users and students from elementary school to college.

World Book

"The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites."

World Book Early World of Learning

"World Book Online: Early World of Learning offers an interactive learning environment for children in preschool and early elementary grades, which includes resources to help them grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills."

World Book French

World Book du livre et il est "le contenu éditorial, du multimédia et contenu interactif" est maintenant disponible en français!

World Book Kids

"World Book Kids features content and tools developed especially for young students. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources."

World Book Spanish

¡World Book y que es "el contenido editorial, multimedia y contenido interactivo" ya está disponible en español!

World History: The Modern Era

World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. This comprehensive resource provides easy-to-navigate access to authoritative information for research purposes, brings history to life via a range of source materials, and helps students improve their information literacy skills.

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