Elementary school students can access the following online data resources:
- eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest): This general reference resource includes age-appropriate material from magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio transcripts, and audio and video material.
- Primary Search (EBSCO): This general reference resource contains the content of 70 popular elementary school magazines, the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, and an image collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags.
At the middle and upper school library, students have the following online resources available to them:
- Artstor (Artstor): Artstor is a digital library of more than 1 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes. Image quality is exceptional, and citations accompany each image.
- Britannica Online School Edition (EB): This multidisciplinary database includes biographies, suggested websites, atlases, and multimedia sources. It includes reference articles from journals, magazines, and encyclopedias on a wide range of topics. Students will also find news articles from sources such as The New York Times and BBC News. This is a great database for students to use when they’re starting a project.
- ebrary (ProQuest): This site offers immediate access to authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help students find, use, and manage the information they need.
- Global Issues in Context (Gale): This site offers global perspectives on current international issues and topics. It ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, world trade, and nuclear proliferation. The site also covers related events and topics, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, and disaster recovery in Indonesia and New Orleans. This database is media rich and offers many features.
- Historical Newspapers (ProQuest): ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. The site is a great resource for primary source documents.
- Science in Context (Gale): Science in Context focuses on key concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, math, environmental science, life science, medicine, space science, computer science, technology, the history of science, science and society, science as inquiry, science-related biographies, and more. The site includes several engaging features and media sources.
- SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest): This database can be used for research on current issues or when students need multiple perspectives on the same topic. SIRS Issues Researcher contains thousands of full-text articles—many accompanied by charts, maps, photos, diagrams, and illustrations—exploring current and enduring topics.
- Spanish Reference Center (EB): This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español for high school students and older and Enciclopedia Juvenil for ages 6 through 12.
- U.S. History in Context (Gale): U.S. History in Context contains a combination of primary and secondary sources. It includes articles from encyclopedias such as Charles Scribner's Sons and Macmillan Reference. Primary materials are selected from some of the world’s most notable libraries via Primary Source Microfilm. The site covers the depth and breadth of U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Features include related topic lists, content organized by type of material, and tools to download, email, bookmark capabilities, share sources, and more.
- World History in Context (Gale): World History in Context, like U.S. History in Context, provides a combination of primary and secondary sources. The content reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies. It also includes related topic lists, content organized by type of material, and tools to download, email, bookmark capabilities, share resources, and more.