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ABC-CLIO Databases

Authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on the most enduring, significant, and timely issues

Academic OneFile

Includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

American Government

Connects contemporary issues with the foundations of government and compares the political and economic systems of the United States with those of other countries.

American History

A bibliographic resource that provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada

Ancient Civs Egypt

Examining major aspects of each ancient culture, such as its government, its economy, and its religious practices.

Ancient Civs Greece

Examining major aspects of each ancient culture, such as its government, its economy, and its religious practices.

Ancient Civs Rome

Examining major aspects of each ancient culture, such as its government, its economy, and its religious practices.

Art Image Gallery

Drawing on collections of distinguished museums from around the world, this database offers unparalleled access to high-quality art images and related multimedia.

Biography Reference

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies

Britannica High School

Get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place. Find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.

Britannica Middle

Find fast answers and homework help. Explore videos and articles on famous people and places. Discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.

Business Insights

Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Career Cruising

An interactive career planning tool designed to help students to explore different career options, manage course selections online--and plan various pathways to meet the requirements for their desired career path.

Contemporary Literacy Criticism Select

Presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after 1959.

CountryWatch Premium

Country Reviews, Country Wire, Data, Maps, the Global Guide and the Political Intelligence Briefing and Wire. Grades 6-12

Culture Grams

Concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations


A unique collection of five Interactive eBooks, gives students grades 3-6 hands-on experience in navigating the online world in a safe, controlled environment.

Daily Life through History

Discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives.

Dramatic Learning

A ‘Theatre for the Classroom’ resource with original scripts, skits, and adaptations of the classics.

FactCite American History

Articles on people, places, and events in American History.

FactCite Biographies for Beginners

Biographies of famous people from around the world.

FactCite Countries and Cultures

Comprehensive coverage of the countries of the world, illustrated. Supports research for country reports and activities such as Model UN and debate. Sections include curated weblinks for further study.

FactCite Essential Biographies

Biographies, including presidents of the United States, explorers, authors, inventors, African-American leaders, notable people from Colonial America and the Revolutionary War eras, and notable women

FactCite Essential Information

Covers most areas of the curriculum, including world and American literature, world and American history, government and government documents, physical sciences, biology, social science, and countries of the world.

FactCite Mythology

Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.

FactCite Science

Illustrated coverage of the Elements, Planets, Ecosystems, Animals, and Plants. For grades 4 to 9.

Gale Databases

Gale resource portal.

Gale PowerSearch

Search newspapers, business journals and health journals.

Gannett Newspapers

Access to a collection of regional Gannett Newspapers including the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

GV Ebooks

A collection of Mackin Ebooks available from the GVEP Media Library.

Health Reference Center

This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.

Inventions and Discoveries

Objects and ideas that have changed how we live today

Kids InfoBits

A general reference resource for primary and elementary.

Living Green

Resource covering environmental issues and green living practices including environmental impacts and governmental regulations.

NBC Learn K-12

Provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original stories, primary source documents, and other digital media.

Noodle Tools

An online research tool to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.

Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

PebbleGo Animals

Research information that supports animal classification, behaviors and habitats.

PebbleGo Biographies

Research information on the lives of important inventors, explorers, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, women and more.

PebbleGo Science

Research information that supports Earth Science, seasons, weather, and space.

PebbleGo Social Studies

Research information about the world around you including families, maps and holidays.

Points of View

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

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

An irresistible yet authoritative online resource that covers popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

Research in Context

Created for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines Gale reference content with age-appropriate videos, periodicals, primary sources, and more

Science in Context

Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Engaging videos to build background knowledge and introduce the topic and key vocabulary.


Soundzabound royalty free music.

Spotlight on American Colonies

Explore what life was like as the American colonies started and grew, including where colonists lived, whom they traded with, and how they survived. Learn about important figures and industries in colonial history, as well as the many struggles colonists faced.

Spotlight on American History

Explore the extraordinary history of the United States and the people, places, and events that helped shape our young nation. Discover the causes and significance of key events in American history and the beginnings of our government.

Spotlight on NY

A well-researched overview of the Empire State, including its geography, history, and industries.

Student Resources

Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted website

Teaching Books

Discover online multimedia resources. Bring books and authors to life.

Teen CyberSmarts

Interactive eBooks for grades 7-12 will simulate a real-life Internet experience within the safety of an instructional, guided, and fun platform.

Teen Health and Wellness

Nonjudgmental, straightforward info for middle and high school covering diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

Tumble Book Library

Ebook collection that includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. Supporting materials includes lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills.

United States Geography

This interactive database offers a combination of authoritative research sources and engaging current events features on all 50 U.S. states.

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

Complete with overviews of more than 30 wars, this resource includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts and figures.

World Book Ebooks

A collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

Develops global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Ranging from the dawn of prehistory, through the great ancient empires, to the beginning of the Renaissance, this unique online resource explores history in every corner of the globe.

World History: The Modern Era

Covers a broad range of topics including the evolution of modern Europe; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy

A comprehensive reference resource that makes research on faith and belief across humanity easier and enables a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.