General Reference

World Book: general reference source offering World Book Student for middle and high school students .

Britannica School general reference source. Offers three levels: Elementary, Middle and High.

Britannica Academic comprehensive general reference source on the collegiate level.

Research in Context Created specifically for middle school students, content includes videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more on a range of topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature.

Student Resources in Context: information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Includes reference articles, periodical and newspaper articles, primary sources, multimedia records, and video and audio content.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: a collection of electronic books and reference books that cover all subject areas such as Ancient History, American History, psychology, biography, mythology, weather, society and more.

Magazines and newspapers

Gale Periodical Databases:

General One File: news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics

Academic OneFile : full text articles from journals and reference sources on many academic topics including social sciences, literature and physical sciences. Also includes the New York Times back to 1985.

Expanded Academic ASAP : access to scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers

New York State Newspapers: Articles from over 150 Newspapers including the New York Times from 1985 on.

InfoTrac Newsstand: a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers

Kids InfoBits: Articles from reference books, magazines and newspapers.

Flipster: Digital magazines. Collection includes a selection of magazines from Cricket media.

Social Studies

ABC-CLIO History databases: : essays, biographies, events, primary documents, images, and court cases. Includes American History; World History: the Modern Era; World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras; and Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas.

Infobase’s American History Online: definitions, biographies, events and topics, primary sources, timelines, images, and maps and charts covering all aspects of American history

FreedomFlix: Database of ebooks from the Cornerstones of Freedom series covering ancient history, American history, and American and world events.

True Flix: Database of the award winning True Books and related content such as videos, audio, images and text. Titles include American Indians, The Civil War, U.S. Government.

Rosen Learning Center: Interactive eBooks covering American and New York history, ancient world, cybersmarts and more. New additions: series on westward expansion and bullying.

National Geographic Kids: Books, magazines, videos from National Geographic Publishers

Follett ebooks: several titles on Ancient Civilizations, Middle Ages and American history.

Fact Cite: Includes articles from The Lincoln Library of American History.

Current Issues

Opposing Viewpoints: includes Pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, periodical articles and statistical tables, charts and graphs.

SIRS Researcher: full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues.

Issues & Controversies: explores hundreds of hot topics. Pro/con format, all articles provide essential context, supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources.

Rosen Digital Literacy: addresses safely and effectively using the digital world.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Click on the Social Science collection for several titles on current issues.

Point/Counterpoint: non-fiction book series giving multiple points of view on several controversial topics available electronically.

Marshall Cavendish ebooks : a collection of electronic books on various topics including science and controversial issues.

Science and Health

Rosen Teen Health and Wellness: information and resources on all aspects of teen health.

Health Reference Center Academic: provides access to full text of nursing and allied health journals.

True Flix: Database of the award winning True Books and related content such as videos, audio, images and text. Titles include Human Body, The Solar System, Experiments.


Business Insights: Essentials: company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Technology Tools


Glogster: online posterboard. (ask for username & password)

Animoto: Video Maker (ask for username & password)

Soundzabound: Royalty Free Music for Schools