Databases & Online Resources

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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 Arlington MackinVia and follow the following steps:

  • Login using your Follett account. For students this is the “One Login”.
  • For teaching staff this is the staff ID number followed by a password created by your school librarian.  Click “Submit”.

PebbleGo

Pebble GoPebbleGo – 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 NextPebbleGoNext expands to include Native Americans and U.S. States.

 


Britannica Online

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.


proquestebookcentral

eBookCentral from Proquest offers Scholarly eBooks for the High School user.


EbscoHost

 

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

 

Ebsco PrimarySearch

Primary Search 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.

 

 

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

 

 


eLibrary Resources

eLibrary

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

eLibrary Science

eLibrary Science 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.

Literature Resource Gale Literature Resource Center 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.


SIRS

 SIRSIRS-DiscovererSDiscoverer 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.

 

Sirs Knowledge SourceSIRSKnowledgeSource  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 Books.net 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