Database access outside of APS:

To Databasesaccess the databases through Canvas follow these steps:

  • Click on the icon to the left.
  • Login using your “My Access” account.
      • Click “Submit”.

mackinvia.aps_To access the databases through MackinVIA follow these steps:

  • Click the icon to the left
  • Login using your ” My Access” account
  • Click “Submit”.


 To access our databases within APS simply click on the links below:

britannica schoolBritannica School
Provides encyclopedia articles on a variety of subjects with film clips, interactive learning games, photo galleries, journal articles, web sites, and maps.
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Britannica Escolar
Part of Encyclopedia Britannica, an online learning platform in Spanish. Students enrich their learning through interactive games, searches, videos, multimedia, maps, and more

Introduces the daily customs and lifestyle of cultures all over the world, as well as to their political, geographic, and economic structure.
Provides access to a collection of magazine and periodical resources, such as:  ERIC, Additional PD Resources, Primary Search, Newspaper Search
ebook centraleBook Central
From ProQuest offers scholarly eBooks for the High School user.
From EBSCO includes access to articles from 70 magazines published for Elementary and Middle School students.


Gale Databases
Provides access to all databases from Gale Publishing.

academic onefile

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


Biography in Context
Provides access to biographical profiles on influential people throughout history.


Books & Authors
Offers new ways to explore books, authors, genres and topics. Includes read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists.

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Gale Elementary (formally Kids Info Bits)

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

literary sources

Literary Sources
Includes up to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on writers in all disciplines.



National Geographic Kids
A resource for videos, images, and interesting facts on places and animals.





Opposing Viewpoints
Features continuously updated viewpoint articles on contemporary issues from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos and audio files

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.


us 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 primary sources exploring historical events in the United States.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.



world history in context

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

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

pebbleGo next

PebbleGo Next
Expands to include Native Americans, Science and the United States for emergent readers.

A high-end resource database designed to support IB and AP instruction in the high schools.  Only available through Wakefield, Washington-Lee, Yorktown and H-B Woodlawn. Please contact your school librarian for access information.


SIRS Knowledge Source
Provides access to full-text articles and Internet resources from reference databases on a variety of contemporary issues and topics.

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


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

world almanac kids

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

world book advanced
World Book Advanced
A powerful reference tool designed to meet the research needs of users at the high school level and above
World Book Student
Tailored for elementary and middle school users. Includes a collection of content, features, and tools specifically developed to make online knowledge acessible and easy to integrate into school assignments.
World Book Discover
Offers engaging reference resources for those reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.


World Book Kids
Developed especially for younger users with a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.



World Book Hallazgos
Offers World Book’s exceptional Kids’ content in Spanish through a beautiful interfact desigend for the early elementary grades as well as older students and adults learning Spanish as a second language.

world book timelines

World Book Timelines
Use different levels of the world’s most familiar encyclopedia, each designed for the unique needs of each user.


Citation creation and note-taking tool perfect for all of your research needs.