Databases & Online Resources

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To access these databases, click on the icon to the left and follow the following steps:

  • Login using your Follett account. For students and staff this is the “My Access” login.
  • Click “Submit”.


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


britannicaspanBritannica Escolar – 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.


CQ ResearcherCQ 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.


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


eBookCentral from ProQuest offers scholarly eBooks for the High School user.



EbscoHost provides access to a collection of magazine and periodical resources, such as:  ERIC, Additional PD Resources, Primary Search, Newspaper Search


Databases & Online Resources     Explora includes access to articles from 70 magazines published for Elementary and Middle School students.


Ebsco Novelist k 8NoveList K-8 Plus gives book recommendations for Elementary and Middle School students, based on their previous read.


novelist plusNoveList Plus  gives book recommendations for readers of all ages, based on their previous read.




Databases & Online Resources    


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

Gale Cengage LearningGale Databases

Provides access to a collection of databases from Gale Publishing.

Specific Gale Databases:

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


Gale books and authorsBooks & 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.

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

Gale Kids InfoBitsKids 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.

Databases & Online ResourcesLiterary Sources includes 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.

nat geo kids  National Geographic Kids is a resource for videos and images, as well as interesting facts, on places and animals.


Gale Opposing ViewpointsOpposing 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.

Gale Science in ContextScience 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.

Gale US History in ContextU.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.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryVirtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in a PDF format.

Gale World History in ContextWorld 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.


Pebble Go

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

Pebble Go Next

PebbleGoNext expands to include Native Americans, Science and the United States.

JSTORJStor is a high-end resource database designed to support IB and AP instruction in the high schools.  It is available through the Wakefield, Washington-Lee, Yorktown and H-B Woodlawn pages only.  Please contact your school librarian for additional access information.



Databases & Online Resources

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


teaching books

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

Teen Heateen health and wellness logolth & Wellness provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on various topics related to health and wellness.


World AlmanacWorld Almanac for Kids Online is 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.

worldbook_advanced   World Book Advanced


worldbook_student   World Book Student


worldbook_discover   World Book Discover


worldbook_kids   World Book Kids


worldbook_spanish_encyclopedia   World Book Hallazgos


timelines         World Book Timelines

Need to organize your research?  Use Noodletools.  See your school librarian for login information.