Conducting Research

  1. Databases
  2. Evaluating Resources
  3. Other Resources


More than 100 databases are available on different topics. Visit All Databases to see the complete list.

  • ABC-CLIO: Social Studies Databases: History and social studies databases.
  • Academic Search Premier: Access full text articles from thousands of publications, 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 are available for over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
  • Biography In Context: Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
  • CultureGrams Online: Offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the history, customs, and lifestyles of the various cultures of the world.
  • Environment Complete: Comprehensive Coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.
  • Explora - High School and Middle School: Search databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit searches according to appropriate Lexile reading levels. 
  • GreenFILE: Information covering aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • History Reference Center: Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
  • Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors/Literary Criticism
    • Contemporary Authors: biographical and bibliographical information on modern authors.
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism: critiques of contemporary works and authors.
  • Literary Reference Center: Find information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • is an online learning resource offering thousands of video courses in popular fields like web design, web development, information technology, education/instruction, media production, and business to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.
  • Mango Languages: Access foreign language courses online.
  • MAS Ultra: School Edition: Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.
  • MasterFILE Premier: The MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
  • NewsBank: Local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers-all in one easy-to-search database.
  • New York Times: Complete access to the online digital version of the New York Times. One time registration on site at one of our libraries is required.
  • Points of View Reference Center: Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: Database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • Science Reference Center: Access science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.
  • TOPICsearch: Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Contains full text for over 92,700 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.
  • World Book (Home): World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The site features thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents.