Databases and Electronic Reference

Get your IDs and passwords in the Media Center. 

All Subjects:

Grolier

Use Grolier to search encyclopedias, magazines, and websites.

ResearchIT CT High School Resources

These resources are specifically for high school students and teachers. Explore the Student Research Center, the Science Reference Center, the Biography Reference Center, the History Reference Center, and more!

The Reference Desk

Everything from Business, Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, Language, Medical, Veterinary, Livestock, Gardening, Photography, Music, to Recipes, and more.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Pro/Con: newspaper and reference articles

Procon.org

Pros and Cons of controversial issues.

Calisphere

Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 400,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting.

Search Databases in Spanish- All Subjects

 

College/Career/Test Prep:

Testing & Education Reference Center

Take practice PSAT, SAT, and AP exams, explore different careers, build your resume, and more! 

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!

Career OneStop: Your Source for Career Exploration, Training & Jobs

My Next Move

What do you want to do for a living? Includes a quiz!

Learn How to Become

 

Newspapers/Magazines:

ProQuest Newsstand: Search 8 Newspapers

Consumer Reports

New Haven Register

New York Times

 

English:

Introduction to Literary Context

Includes American Short Fiction, American Post-Modernist Novels, World Literature, and English Literature.

Student Journalism & Media Literacy

Epics for Students

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Encyclopedia of World Mythology (scroll down to "Nation and World" to locate)

Critical Survey of Shakespeare's Plays

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Witches and Witchcraft

Witchcraft in America (go to History and scroll right)

OneClickdigital e-books and audio books

Free downloadable e-books.

ResearchIT CT Nonfiction Book Collection: High School

Project Gutenberg

Over 39,000 free e-books!

Lit2Go: Books

Free online books in Mp3 format.

Open Culture: E-boooks

600 free e-books for devices such as iPads and Kindles.

 

Social Studies:

Country Reports

Cultural, Historical, Statistical, Country Information

History Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

ABC-CLIO

Have a history project? Search American History and World History: The Modern Era.

Global Issues in Context

Explore news and current events from all over the world.

SIRS/ProQuest

Includes the following databases: CultureGrams for country reports and daily life and culture, SIRS Knowledge Source on leading controversial issues with pro/con arguments, and SIRS Decades, which features over five thousand primary and secondary sources for 20th century America.

Facts on File

Issues & Controversies and Issues & Controversies in American History.

American Memory

Search the Library of Congress for U.S. History topics.

CIA World Factbook

NEW! Exploring the Ancient and Medieval Worlds ebook series Includes the following:

  • The Origins of Civilization: From Early Humans to the Babylonians
  • Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean: From the Hittites to the Phoenicians
  • Ancient Greece: From Tyranny to Democracy
  • Asia Through the Ages: Early History to European Colonialism
  • The Rise of the Roman Empire
  • The Fall of Rome and the Rise of Constantinople
  • Persia, the Rise of Islam, and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Empires, Crusaders and Invasions Through the Middle Ages
  • Feudalism in Medieval Europe
  • First Peoples of the Americas and the European Age of Exploration

Ancient Origins

One keyword search connects you to ancient places and peoples, myths, artifcats, unexplained phenomena and more!

U*X*L American Decades: 2000-2009

Search through the events of 2000-2009 in the following categories: arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics and law, lifestyles and social trends, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

Constitutional Amendments

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Global Social Issues

World Terrorism

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections

Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History

America in World History

Culture Wars in America

Decades: 1970s and 1990s

Great Events from History

Great Lives from History

Milestone Documents

NEW! Value of a Dollar: 1860-2014

This Is Who We Were: 1940s

Weapons and Warfare

Ancestry.com: Connecticut

 

Crime & Violence

Crime and Punishment in America

 

Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Country Reports

Cultural, Historical, Statistical, Country Information

 

AP Psychology:

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Psychology and Mental Health

Magill's Medical Guide

BioMed Central: Open Access Journals for the Sciences

 

Science:
Facts on File Science Online

Science Reference Center

Public Library of Science

BioMed Central: Open Access Journals for the Sciences

Core Concepts of Science ebook series Includes the following:

    • Animal Systems
    • Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Ecology
    • Evolution
    • Genetics
    • Microbes
    • Plant Structures
    • Reproduction
    • Human Body
    • Atoms and Molecules
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Chemistry
    • Energy and Reactions
    • Metals and Metalloids
    • Nonmetals
    • Organic Chemistry
    • States of Matter
    • The Periodic Table
    • Electric Charges
    • Electric Current
    • Electronics
    • Heat
    • Light
    • Magnetism
    • Matter
    • Mechanics
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Sound

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Psychology and Mental Health

Magill's Medical Guide

 

Health:

Psychology and Mental Health

Magill's Medical Guide

 

Mathematics:

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Real Life Math

 

Technology:

Principles of Computer Science

 

Teacher Resources:

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

Teacher Reference Center

Covers a variety of topics including best practices, curriculum, assessment, continuing education, standards, and various academic subjects.

Professional Development Center

PBS Learning Media

The gateway to America's largest and most trusted classroom for teachers and students. Searchable by standard.

MPS Google Resources

 

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