Alphabetical Online Databases
for Students & Faculty
Use the passwords/usernames to access these databases from home. If you access them from the Island Trees District Website's Library Media Center Web pages, the URL will not be required but the sites will require a password.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ONLINE

Provides impeccable content, helpful study tools, and innovative ways of matching current events with enduring themes of American Politics and public policy at all levels-from grassroots activism to the White House

AMERICAN HISTORY ONLINE

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, thousands of biographies, subject entries, chronology entries, primary source documents, maps, and images.

ANCIENT HISTORY & CULTURE ONLINE

Timelines, biographies, encyclopedic articles, maps, charts, picture galleries, and documents.

Books in Print

Complete, unbiased bibliographic information on books in print, out of print, forthcoming books, eBooks, audio and video titles.

BUSINESS AND COMPANY RESOURCE CENTER - (NOVEL)

A comprehensive database that brings together a wide variety of global business information.

BUSINESS AND COMPANY ASAP - (NOVEL)

Access business and trade journals, newspapers & Company Directory profiles.

Careers - Annotation

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A leading resource of career and education information

Career Internet Database

Institute For Career Research has been America’s most reliable authority on Vocational Guidance for many generations and we will continue in these challenging times to fulfill our obligation to you and those whom you are devoted to help, to provide this same high quality of service utilizing the most advanced Internet technology.

Classroom Video On Demand

Provides high schools with unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics.

DISCOVERY EDUCATION STREAMING (UNITED STREAMING)

Unitedstreaming is a digital video-based learning resource from Discovery Education with on-demand access to 50,000 content-specific segments from 5,000 full-length educational videos.

EBSCO - (NOVEL)

Full text of general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984, full text reference books, an image collection of photos, maps, and flags, current events database, encyclopedia, popular science magazines, a newspaper source of national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Also contains full text television & radio news transcripts…updated daily.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Database of ebooks…encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for Business, History, Law, and Medicine/Science Research.

GROLIER

Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge with NBK NEWS.

HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER (NOVEL)

A source for both medical care professionals and consumers concerning important current health information.

HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER (click EBSCO Host, choose History Reference Center)

Features full-text articles of leading history periodicals, as well as newspapers articles, reference books, encyclopedias, historical documents, biographies, photos and maps.

INFORME - (NOVEL)

Contains over 40 full text Spanish-Language and bilingual magazine articles, reports, and maps.

INFOTRAC (Click on STUDENT EDITION)

Full-text Periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, full-text newspaper articles from Knight Riddler News Service.

Issues and Controversies In American History

Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
 

LITERARY REFERENCE ONLINE

Examines the lives and works of great writers throughout history. An archive of 35,000 characters, extensive glossary and subject entries featuring historical events and their impact on literature. Includes hyperlinked entries on world writers, literary criticism, and literary genres and movements.

MAGILLS ON LITERATURE PLUS (click EBSCO Host, choose Magill's Online Literature)

Plot summaries, critical analyses, author biographies, character profiles, book reviews, etc.

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER INDEX (NOVEL)

Custom Newspapers - Search a collection of newspapers, both national and international
New York State Newspapers - Search ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and The New York Post.

NOODLETOOLS

Guides students through the process of creating an MLA Works-Cited list.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS (click on Proceed)

Dynamic online library of current event topics-the facts, as well as the arguments, of each topic's proponents and detractors. Students interact with entries and are asked to think critically about specific topics.

Points of View Reference Center

A full-text data base designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COLLECTION

Delivers more than 300 magazine and journal titles with nearly 100% full-text coverage. This is a support resource for the continuing professional and educational de3velopment of teachers and administrators.

TEACHINGBOOKS.NET

Diverse and constantly growing online collection of author programs and k-12 book-related materials. It includes: original movie revealing the book creation process, audio excerpts of professional book readings, and book guides and engaging resources, which span thousands of children's YA and non-fiction titles.

TWAYNES AUTHOR'S SERIES - (NOVEL)

Features the content of over 600 books: United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors.

World Geography and Culture Online

Provides facts-at-a-glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, and more.

WORLD HISTORY: MODERN ONLINE
Timelines, biographies, encyclopedic articles, maps, charts, picture galleries, and documents.
 

Writer's Reference Center

Provides the tools necessary to write and research effectively, from the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, includes a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries and more. 

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