DATABASES
Databases are an excellent resource for research and term papers. These are subscription based resources with published and often peer-reviewed information and are NOT equivalent to a website. Click here for more information.

Ancestry Library Edition

With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource.
This database can only be accessed from within the library.


Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.


Business Source Premier

This database provides full-text coverage for nearly 2,200 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. Content includes company profiles, industry reports, and market research reports.


Consumer Health Complete

This database provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


Consumer Reports

This resource provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


English Language Learning Reference Center

ELL Reference Center includes over 1,000 articles, written especially for English language learners. The articles are written in a way so users should be able to do research and read the articles without a lot of help.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

This database offers reference books in an ebook format. Titles include Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations, Encyclopedia of Religions, American Decades, and many more!


Heritage Quest

Home Access
Library Access


HeritageQuest Online provides a unique and growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians.


History Reference Center

Provides almost 2000 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.


Legal Information Reference Center

Provides hundreds of exclusive full-text publications and legal forms from the top legal reference books.


Literary Reference Center Plus

This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.


MAS Ultra- School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and much more.


MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.


Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.


Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


Novelist K-8 Plus

All the same great offerings of Novelist, geared toward a K-8 audience.



Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.


Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.


Student Research Center

SRC provides access to magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film, & video. Search the databases by topic heading, use an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit the search by Lexile reading levels.

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