Student Databases

High School

Access the following databases for free either at the library or online using your personal or school library card.

Biography in Context

Find information on the world’s most influential people through biographical entries, videos, images, primary sources, and articles from hundreds of periodicals and newspapers.


Conduct research, work on projects, and explore your interests using this reference resource for all ages.

Britannica Moderna

Access Britannica’s resources in Spanish for high school and college-level research.


Discover current cultural and geographical information about states, provinces, and countries around the world. Students of all ages will find details on economy, weather, history, and recipes.

Global Issues in Context

Explore current issues and topics of interest through statistics, reports, articles, and videos profiling diverse perspectives. Save the perfect source or highlight crucial information for a project or paper.

History Resources: Facts on File

Find primary sources, maps, timelines, videos, and more for American, ancient and medieval, and modern world history. Great for high school and college students looking to ace their history papers and projects.

Homework HelpNow

Get live, expert homework help, tutoring, and chess coaching, or create your own virtual study room with friends to share notes. Take practice tests for major academic and vocational exams. Offerings exist in English and Spanish with live translation support.

Literature Resource Center

Explore background information on famous writers and works of literature through critical, interdisciplinary sources. Ace your school projects by saving sources and creating highlights and notes.

Newspaper Source Plus

Your source for both current global news and a vast archive of back issues, TV news clips, and radio and TV transcripts. Great for news enthusiasts and students seeking primary sources.

NoveList Plus

Explore librarian-curated book lists and find read-alikes based on author, series, or title. Use the Appeal Mixer to find books based on mood, theme, writing style, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Thorough examination of contemporary social issues, including academic and popular sources, infographics, statistical data, and digital media. Offers insight into the differing views surrounding hot-button topics.

Peterson’s Test Prep

Gale Presents
Explore college and career options, build a professional resume, and access practice tests for major academic and vocational exams.

Reference E-Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse a vast library of e-books with topics ranging from arts, literature, and history to business and medicine. Perfect for research or casual reading. Popular offerings include DK Eyewitness Books, the For Dummies series, and Eyewitness Travel.

Science Reference Center

Find full-text articles, experiments, worksheets, and lesson plans across all the major science disciplines, from biology to space sciences. Perfect for students and educators.