Research Databases

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General & Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources

Explora (EBSCO) A clean, multi-disciplinary interface designed for students.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase) A compilation of Films Media Group's best high school-level video content spanning the core subject areas. The Master Curriculum Collection, with 9,300 titles / 120,300 segments, includes: Business and Economics, Family and Guidance, Health and Nutrition, Literature and Language Arts, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Archival Films and Newsreels. See the monthly calendar.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Britannica Online offers full text encyclopedia articles as well as articles from magazines and newspapers. It also provides access to selected web sites and visual material.

General OneFile (Gale) General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

MAS Complete (EBSCOhost) Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale) General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

PBS LearningMedia
Offers access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources .

Student Edition (Gale) InfoTrac Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

Student Resources in Context (Gale) Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Biography

Biography in Context (Gale) Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

Biography ebooks (EBSCOhost) Browse or search a selection e-biographies to read in your browser, or create an EBSCOhost user account to check out and read your ebook offline.

Issue Studies

Facts on File Issues and Controversies (Infobase) Issues and Controversies is an authoritative, comprehensive resource of current, in-depth, and objective information on over 500 of the most prominent and hotly debated issues of today.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO) Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Websites

U.S. DOJ Hate Crimes (Web)  "In [their] effort to fight bias and hate, the DOJ created this website as a centralized portal for all its hate crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other related organizations and individuals. [Their] aim is for these resources to be used to educate the public on hate crimes, encourage hate crime reporting, and make America safer for all" ("Hate Crimes," justice.gov/hatecrimes).

News & Current Events

New York Times (Online edition)  1851 to present.  Login using your own email address or the Zoph Library login.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Newswires (EBSCOhost) EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost) Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker (Web)  "This nonpartisan website aims to be the first to provide reliable, easy-to-access information on the number of press freedom violations in the United States—from journalists facing charges to reporters stopped at the U.S. border or asked to hand over their electronics. ... The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker brings together more than two dozen press freedom groups to create a centralized repository for research. The data [they] gather will help inform advocacy, journalism, and legal action" ("About", pressfreedomtracker.us).

Today's Front Pages (Web:  Newseum.org)  View the front pages of hundreds of U.S. newspapers and link to their non-subscription websites.

The Christian Science Monitor (GALE, html text only). Full text coverage 12/19/1996 to current with two day embargo. Searchable.

The Guardian (London, England) (GALE, html text only). Full text coverage 1/1/1990 to current with five day embargo. Searchable.

Tehran Times (Tehran, Iran) (GALE, html text only). Full text coverage 1/3/2014 to current with two day embargo. Searchable.

The New York Times (GALE, html text only) Full text coverage 1/1/1985 to current. Searchable.

USA Today (GALE, html text only) Full text coverage 7/1/2003 to current with two day embargo. Searchable.

California Digital Newspaper Collection  (UC Riverside)  A remarkable full text, hi-res image database of dozens of late 19th-- and early 20th century newspapers from California towns and cities.

Images & Media

ARTSTOR Public Collection (Web)  A rich collection of high resolution digital photos of great art from across history with excellent metadata to support research and citations.

Britannica Image Quest Access over two million images from one convenient location. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use. MLA citation is provided as well.

Calisphere  (Web, University of California)  A gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 1,175,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting.

Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase) A compilation of Films Media Group's best high school-level video content spanning the core subject areas. The Master Curriculum Collection, with 9,300 titles / 120,300 segments, includes: Business and Economics, Family and Guidance, Health and Nutrition, Literature and Language Arts, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Archival Films and Newsreels. See the monthly calendar.

PBS LearningMedia Offers access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources.

Unsplash.com Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world's most generous community of photographers.

Getty Search Gateway  More than 100,000 open content images from the Getty collection. 

Health & Wellness

Digital Literacy (Rosen) Learn digital citizenship skills to navigate today's digital landscape. Includes interactive, project-based learning activities using digital tools to create: podcasts, PSAs, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more.

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Health & Wellness Resource Center offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Teen Health and Wellness (Rosen) Comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

Annals of American History Online (Britannica) Access over 2,000 primary source documents dating back to 1493. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, poems, song verses, and more.

Archives Unbound (Gale via the Peninsula Library System.  Login info here.)  Primary source material.  Particular strengths in the Archive Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. 

Calisphere  (Web, University of California)  A gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 1,175,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting.

Congress.gov makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, member of Congress profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972).

California Digital Newspaper Collection  (UC Riverside)  A remarkable full text, hi-res image database of dozens of late 19th-- and early 20th century newspapers from California towns and cities.

Gilder Lehman Institute of American History This nonprofit organization is devoted to the improvement of history education offering a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

History Study Center (Proquest) History Study Center brings together in one place a variety of resources for students, including reference materials, images (photographs and illustrations, video and interactive maps), and Study Units, which gather primary and secondary sources into over 500 survey and specific topics frequently taught in American and World History classes.

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File) Issues and Controversies is an authoritative, comprehensive resource of current, in-depth, and objective information on over 500 of the most prominent and hotly debated issues of today.

Issues and Controversies in American History (Facts on File) Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

National Geographic MapMaker Interactive (Web)  Clickable map, personalizable digital global map with geographic information.

Original Sources (Britannica) Over 420,000 e-works of classic, primary source, and general reference materials in twelve subject areas: World History, U. S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, Language, and Language Arts. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, photos, multimedia and much more.

U. S. History in Context (Gale) U.S. History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Includes reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

World Geography & Culture Online (Facts on File) Provides access to printable, full-color original maps with statistical information on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. states, the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the world's continents and major regions.

World History in Context (Gale) World History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Includes reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

English Language & Literature

Gale Literary Sources (Gale) Gale Literary Sources brings together all of Gale's literary databases into one seamlessly cross-searchable research and study environment. Whether you're researching authors and their works, literary movements or genres, or trying to find book reviews of bestsellers, you can search across all of your library's Gale literary databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and a rich collection of expertly written work overviews.

Literature Resource Center (Gale) 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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO) NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

Twayne's Authors Series (Gale) Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

Scribner Writers Series (Gale) Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Science

Core Concepts: Biology (Rosen)  Delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help via a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning to see science in context.

Core Concepts: Chemistry (Rosen) 

Core Concepts: Periodic Table  (Rosen)

Royal Society of Chemistry:  Periodic Table  (Web)

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) (Gale) Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.

Science Advances (AAAS)  Science Advances is the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) open access multidisciplinary journal, publishing impactful research papers and reviews in any area of science, in both disciplinary-specific and broad, interdisciplinary areas.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO) Full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Science ebooks (EBSCOhost) Browse and search our diverse selection of ebooks about a variety of scientific topics.

 

 

 

Theology & Philosophy

Catholic Historical Review (vol. 81, 1995 - current) The official organ of The American Catholic Historical Association, published there since 1915. It publishes articles, review articles, book reviews, and lists of books received in all areas of church history.

Catholic News Archive (Internet) Includes thousands of newspaper pages, from different cities, over multiple years in a dynamic and growing database. The collection is fully text searchable. The Archive is a project of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA), a non-profit alliance of archives and libraries collaborating in support of the mission to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources.

The Books of the Bible (GALE) Contains discussions of the writings found in the Old and New Testaments. Provides interpretive essays that deal descriptively with the content, purpose, and theological perspective of each book of the Bible. Primary emphasis is on the Bible as literature.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) This database is a rich resource for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing full-text sources of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

Philosophy ebooks (EBSCOhost) Browse through a selection of ebooks about philosophy.

VPA

ARTSTOR Public Collection (Web)  A rich collection of high resolution digital photos of great art from across history with excellent metadata to support research and citations.

World Languages

Informe Académico (Gale) Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

Education

ERIC (EBSCOhost) ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost) Designed for educators, administrators, and those seeking professional development resources, this bibliographic and full-text database covers scholarly research relating to all areas of education.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

Education ebooks (EBSCOhost) Browse or search a selection of hundreds of ebooks. Read online or create an EBSCOhost account to check out and read offline.

BRITANNICA


Britannica (9-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades 9-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable resources.

High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

Britannica Academic Online
Britannica Academic Online offers full text informational articles as well as articles from magazines and newspapers. It also provides access to selected web sites and visual material.

Annals of American History Online (Britannica) Access over 2,000 primary source documents dating back to 1493. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, poems, song verses, and more.

Original Sources (Britannica) Over 420,000 e-works of classic, primary source, and general reference materials in twelve subject areas: World History, U. S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, Language, and Language Arts. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, photos, multimedia and much more.

Britannica Image Quest Access over two million images from one convenient location. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use. MLA citation is provided as well.

 

Data

Pew Research Center (Web)  "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. [They] conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions" ("About", pewresearch.org).

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker (Web)  "This nonpartisan website aims to be the first to provide reliable, easy-to-access information on the number of press freedom violations in the United States—from journalists facing charges to reporters stopped at the U.S. border or asked to hand over their electronics. ... The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker brings together more than two dozen press freedom groups to create a centralized repository for research. The data [they] gather will help inform advocacy, journalism, and legal action" ("About", pressfreedomtracker.us).

EBSCOhost

Issues Studies

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources

Explora (EBSCO) A clean, multi-disciplinary interface designed for students.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

EBSCOhost Research (multi-database selection) This suite of databases offers the most-complete collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools. Mix and match from all of the databases listed on this page.

Biography

Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

Social Studies

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

News & Current Events

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Newswires (EBSCOhost) EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost) Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

Science

Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Theology

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) This database is a rich resource for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing full-text sources of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

English Language & Literature

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

Education

ERIC (EBSCOhost) ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost) Designed for educators, administrators, and those seeking professional development resources, this bibliographic and full-text database covers scholarly research relating to all areas of education.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

 

GALE

General / Multidisciplinary

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

General OneFile (Gale) General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale) General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Archives Unbound (Gale via the Peninsula Library System.  Login info here.)  Primary source material.  Particular strengths in the Archive Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. 

Student Edition (Gale) InfoTrac Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

Student Resources in Context (Gale) Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Biography

Biography in Context (Gale) Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Issues Studies

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

English and Literature

Gale Literary Sources (Gale) Gale Literary Sources brings together all of Gale's literary databases into one seamlessly cross-searchable research and study environment. Whether you're researching authors and their works, literary movements or genres, or trying to find book reviews of bestsellers, you can search across all of your library's Gale literary databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and a rich collection of expertly written work overviews.

Literature Resource Center (Gale) 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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Twayne's Authors Series (Gale) Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

Scribner Writers Series (Gale) Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Health & Wellness Resource Center offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Science

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) (Gale) The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Social Studies

Archives Unbound (Gale via the Peninsula Library System.  Login info here.)  Primary source material.  Particular strengths in the Archive Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

U. S. History in Context (Gale) U.S. History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Includes reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

World History in Context (Gale) World History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Includes reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

World Languages

Informe Académico (Gale) Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

 

INFOBASE (Facts on File)

Facts on File Issues and Controversies  An authoritative, comprehensive resource of current, in-depth, and objective information on over 500 of the most prominent and hotly debated issues of today.

Issues and Controversies in American History (Facts on File) Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.

World Geography & Culture Online (Facts on File) Provides access to printable, full-color original maps with statistical information on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. states, the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the world's continents and major regions.

Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase) A compilation of Films Media Group's best high school-level video content spanning the core subject areas. The Master Curriculum Collection, with 9,300 titles / 120,300 segments, includes: Business and Economics, Family and Guidance, Health and Nutrition, Literature and Language Arts, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Archival Films and Newsreels. See the monthly calendar.

JSTOR

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JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives 
Back issues of important academic journals, including many historical journals going back to 1838. Excellent for in-depth academic journal articles on all historical topics.

The complete JSTOR database is made up of numerous "collections" from Skyline college Library. They subscribes to the following JSTOR collections:

  • Arts & Sciences I Collection - core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, & more humanities and social sciences
  • Arts & Sciences II Collection - adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I
  • Arts & Sciences V Collection - includes state historical journals, literary reviews and a variety of arts & humanities journals
  • Arts & Sciences VII Collection - eclectic range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Arts & Sciences VIII Collection - core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education


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PROQUEST

History Study Center (Proquest) History Study Center brings together in one place a variety of resources for students, including reference materials, images (photographs and illustrations, video and interactive maps), and Study Units, which gather primary and secondary sources into over 500 survey and specific topics frequently taught in American and World History classes.

ROSEN

Core Concepts: Biology (Rosen)  Delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help via a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning to see science in context.

Core Concepts: Chemistry (Rosen) 

Core Concepts: Periodic Table  (Rosen)

Digital Literacy (Rosen) Learn digital citizenship skills to navigate today's digital landscape. Includes interactive, project-based learning activities using digital tools to create: podcasts, PSAs, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more.

Teen Health and Wellness (Rosen) Comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY DATABASES

California 9-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica and TeachingBooks.net are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (9-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades 9-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable resources.

High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

TeachingBooks.net (9-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

      

      

Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net