Library Research Databases


Biography in Context

Includes full-text articles and photographs

Books & Literature

InfoTrac OneFile

Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. (For book reviews, include phrase “book review” in keyword search)

Student Resources in Context

Use Literature search for information on books and authors.


Grolier Online (Access Grolier from home)

Search all Grolier resources at once from this starting page.

Encyclopedia Americana (Access EA from home)

This general encyclopedia may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Access GME from home)

Includes articles, pictures, maps and animations. It also offers timelines, suggestions for research topics and quizzes

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Access Cumbre from home)

A resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners, featuring current news, an encyclopedia, timelines and an atlas.

Lands and Peoples (Access L&P from home)

A resource for students with information on countries, cultures, maps, and current events.

General Student Resources

Student Resources in Context

Full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

 Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Includes statistics.

The New Book of Popular Science (Access NBoPS from home)

Includes a science encyclopedia, science fair projects and biographies of scientists.

History & Genealogy

Student Resources in Context

Use the U.S. History or World History topic buttons to browse for historical information.

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Access World News

The world’s largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.

InfoTrac OneFile

A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal articles on a wide range of topics.

Primary Resources

Access World News

Has  full-text newspaper database going back to 1903 from thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.

Student Resources in Context

Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.


Web-based full-text newspaper articles from all over the world.

Spanish / Español

(Access Cumbre from the Library) / (Access Cumbre from home)

Es un recurso para hispano hablantes y estudiantes del español que incluye las noticias al día, una enciclopedia, los calendarios y un atlas. También incluye una “aula de español” con lecturas, recetas y vocabulario.


Una colección de revistas latinas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Informe is a collection of current full text articles covering business, health, technological and cultural events and issues from Spanish-language magazines.

Noticias en Español

Artículos sobre eventos y temas sociales, económicos, gubernativos, culturales y deportivos. También cubren temas sobre la ciencia, la ecología, la salud y los negocios. Los artículos cubren eventos y temas de actualidad en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el mundo. El producto es proveído en español.


InfoTrac OneFile

A one-stop source for full-text news, magazine, and academic journal articles. Updated daily. (In keyword search include phrase “Statistical Data Included”)

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Once you find your topic you can click on the Statistics button located to the right of the Main article.

Research Help:

Citation Machine

Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, & Chicago styles.

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students

This site covers everything you would want to know about how to write a paper.

Using MLA style

For citations and quotations, includes examples of how to cite a webpage or email, from Purdue University

Homework Help Links from LA Public Library

Topics are listed on the left; scroll down half way for each page to see extensive website lists

Homework Websites by Topic from Multnomah County Library

Extensive list of research websites listed by topic

Ipl2 for Teens: information you can trust

From the merged collections of Internet Public Library (IPL) and Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) formatted especially for teens; including “Frequently Asked Embarrassing Questions” link

Do Your Homework from Hennepin County Library

Research Websites for Teens listed by Topic