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Databases & Online Resources

    To access these databases within the APS network, simply click on the links below.

    To access these databases outside of the APS network, go to http://arlington.mackinvia.com and follow the following steps:

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    • Under school, begin typing your school name, then select from the drop-down list.
    • Type in your “One Login”


CQ Researcher provides in-depth articles on topics of interest in international affairs, health issues, social trends, technology, the environment, the economy, education, and criminal justice.



CultureGrams introduces the daily customs and lifestyle of cultures all over the world, as well as to their political, geographic, and economic structure.


eLibrary Resources


Provides access to full-text and multimedia reference essentials for doing research.


Provides access to full-text and multimedia reference essentials for doing science research in a k-12 environment.


 Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Book Cover: Britannica school edition

Provides encyclopedia articles on a variety of subjects with film clips, interactive learning games, photo galleries, journal articles, web sites, and maps.


Part of Spanish Reference Center from Encyclopedia Britannica, an online learning platform in Spanish for ages 6-12. Students enrich their learning through interactive games, searches, videos, multimedia, maps, and more.

Book Cover: Gale databases.   

Provides access to a collection of databases from Gale Publishing.

Specific Gale Databases:

Book Cover: Biography in context

Biography In Context provides access to biographical profiles on influential people throughout history.

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Books & Authors offers new ways to explore books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors with read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.

Book Cover: Academic onefile

Academic OneFile provides journal, newspaper, and magazine articles on numerous topics for use by students doing research.

Book Cover: Kids infobits

Kids Info Bits is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Book Cover: Literature resource center

 Literature Resource Center  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

 ng kids  National Geographic Kids  Science, Nature, Culture, Archeology and Space from National Geographic, presented in an accessible, interactive way for students.

Book Cover: Opposing viewpoints in context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Book Cover: Science in context

Science In Context provides access to over 150 reference science books from Gale Cengage. Includes over 7,000 biographies, 16,000 images and videos, and two dictionaries.

Book Cover: U.S. history in context.

U.S. History In Context provides access to documents from over ninety-five Gale reference sources, viewpoint essays, image galleries, and video and audio from NBC, NPR, and other sources exploring historical events in the United States.

Book Cover: Gale virtual reference library

Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in an eBook format.

Book Cover: World history in context.

World History In Context provides access to full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents covering all aspects of world history from antiquity to the present day.



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Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media.

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Pebble Go expands to include Native Americans. 

Book Cover: ProQuest professional education.     

Offers multiple research platforms such as databases, ebooks, news and newspapers, primary sources, as well as other research tools.



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Provides full-text articles and images from over 1,000 newspapers, magazines, and government documents to be used by students in grades one through nine for research.


Book Cover: SIRS knowledge source.      

Provides access to full-text articles and Internet resources from SIRS* reference databases.

*Includes SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance and SIRS Webselect


Book Cover: TeachingBooks.net.   

Provides a collection of readings and author interviews to help teachers introduce multimedia activities to students learning how to read.


Provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on various topics related to health and wellness.


World Almanac for Kids Online
A popular quick reference source moves to digital only, with a large number of facts on a wide variety of topics.
World Book Encyclopedia

Use different levels of the world's most familiar encyclopedia, each designed for the unique needs of each user.

World Book Advanced

World Book Discover

World Book Kids

World Book Student

World Book Hallazgos

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Last Modified on June 8, 2016