Social Studies Databases

Use the following databases for Social Studies research.
The databases are broken down by content type.
Under Gale Power Search:

  1. Open Gale Power Search
  2. In the upper right hand corner,  locate the "Tools' drop down menu & select "Change Databases"

The following databases are good for Social Studies classes:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • General OneFIle
  • Military and Intelligence Database
  • Popular Magazines
  • US History Collection
  • War and Terrorism Collection
  • World History Collection
  • New York State Newspapers

Works Cited helps you cite materials in the proper MLA, APA, & Chicago style formats.

Encyclopedias - General

Britannica School

General reference resource for multiple age groups.

World Book Advanced

High school reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

Encyclopedias - Subject Specific

Ancient Civs Egypt

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

Reference - General

Ancient/Medieval Era

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.

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.

Periodicals (Magazine & Newspapers)

Gale PowerSearch

Search newspapers, business journals and health journals.


Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

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.

eBooks - Non-Fiction

Spotlight on NY

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

Works Cited

Noodle Tools

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