Databases

Databases in italics are available from the King County Library System.

User name: 406+s+student number | Password: last 4 digits of student number

General Resources

Specific Subject Resources

Access Video | Thousands of streaming documentary, how-to, and performance videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and more. Includes a citation tool.

Academic OneFile | Full-text journals and reference sources from over 14,000 titles.

Biography in Context | Biographical sketches and magazine articles focusing on nearly 275,000 individuals.

Brittanica Online | Encyclopedia with articles, illustrations, definitions, and weblinks.

Discovery Education Video | Digital media streaming service. Log in using your TSD Google user name and password.

eLibrary | Articles, photos, maps, and transcripts from magazines, newspapers, radio and television news programs and reference books.

Gale Virtual Reference Library | Cross-searchable full-text reference books on a wide variety of subjects.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context | Articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and web links. Good source when writing persuasive essays.

Oxford English Dictionary | The best dictionary and authority on the English language.

ProQuest | Magazines, newspaper articles, reference works.

Sage Stats | Statistical data from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes.

SIRS Discoverer | Multidisciplinary database that supports differentiated instruction by providing Lexile scores, grade-level reading, article read-aloud, and language translation.

SIRS Issues Researcher | Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues. Useful resource for research about controversial current issues.

Social Explorer | Current and historical demographic data from the United States presented in easily downloadable maps and tables.

World Book Encyclopedia | Includes World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Kids.

English

BookFlix Video Storybooks | Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Gale Literary Sources | Author biographies, literary criticism, reviews, and literary works.

NoveList | Reading recommendations, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles.

ProQuest Learning Literature | Over 18,000 full-text literary works, plus criticism, essays, author biographies, reviews, and interviews.

Language/ELL

Dino Lingo | Language learning lesson videos for kids in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian.

Mango Languages | Language lessons (in 72 languages!) with reading/writing/listening components.

Science/Health

Family Health Database | Articles from over 400 medical journals and consumer and news magazines.

Science Online | Science-oriented diagrams, experiments, essays, and biographies.

Social Studies

Culturegrams | Articles, maps, photographs, biographies, and recipes- all focusing on world cultures.

Daily Life Through History | Articles, maps, charts, primary documents, and teacher lesson plans all focusing on daily life in world cultures.

Historical Statistics of the United States | Statistics from thousands of sources.

History Study Center | Full-text articles, multimedia, study units, and history guides covering ancient times through present-day.