Databases

DATABASE DESCRIPTION
The African American Experience (ABC-CLIO)

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The African American Experience encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American Community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics, as well as namess others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination.
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AtoZ World Culture

A to Z World Culture comprises 175 country Culture Guides of 61 data categories each – in-depth coverage on a rich array of cultural topics.
Biography in Context (Gale)

This is a one-stop source with 650,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 international figures from all time periods and areas of study, as well as figures at the center of current events and popular culture.
Britannica Escolar (Britannica)

Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Britannica Public Library Edition Reference Center (Britannica)

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Britannica Library includes:

  • The complete encyclopaedia on three levels (children, young adults, and reference)
  • Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary – expanded on the foundation of the third edition
  • Enciclopedia Moderna – a Spanish language encyclopedia
  • Escolar Online – Spanish language encyclopedia in two levels: primary and secondary
  • Encyclpaedia Universalis Junior – a French language encyclopedia for students.
  • Encyclopaedia Universalis – French language encyclopedia
  • It includes an internet directory with more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica Editors. Included are more than 72,000 articles, updated and revised by EB editors and contributors; over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 75,000 definitions.

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    Britannica School K-12 (Britannica)

    A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities. Available at three levels–elementary, middle, and high.
    Daily Life Through History (ABC-CLIO)

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    This includes the Daily Life America database. The content is enhanced with new books, articles, images, maps, and primary documents, moving seamlessly from past to present and providing context for contemporary life and culture. (NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE “REMOTE ACCESS” LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
    Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)

    This database is designed for elementary school students (grade K-5) to do research and complete homework assignments. It includes over 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
    History in Context (Gale)

    Alligned to state and national curriculum standards, U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. It includes more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents.
    Kids Infobits

    This database contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also included is Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.
    Latino American Experience

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    This database explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States — an estimated 44 million individuals. Coverage ranges from precontact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues from nearly 5,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, bracero oral histories, speeches, court cases, quotations, as well as more than 45 topical overviews and more than 700 biographies.
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    Learning Express Library

    Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, ebooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want — at school, at work, or in life. Practice tests include Police Officer, EMT/Paramedic, Cosmetology, Military (ASVAB), Civil Service, GED and more! No includes the ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Course.
    Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary (Britannica)

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    America’s largest, most comprehensive dictionary is revised for today’s librarian, teacher, and student. With updated vocabulary, enhanced content, a fresh modern layout, and exciting new features, Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an essential source of information on the English language. (NOTE: TO USE THIS DATABASE FROM HOME, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE “REMOTE ACCESS” LINK. AFTER CLICKING ON THE REMOTE ACCESS LINK, YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR YOUR 14-DIGIT LIBRARY CARD BARCODE)
    Miss Humblebee’s Academy (Gale)

    Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. The curriculum is theme based and fully interactive with sound cues.
    Nassau Digital Doorway (Overdrive)

    Download digital versions of popular titles to your computer, or mobile device. You can listen to/read the title on your computer, or transfer them to a portable device, such as an mp3 player or e-reader. Some audio titles may be burned to CD.
    Newsday (ProQuest)

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    This database includes full-text articles from Newsday from 1985 to present.
    Please note that your initial search will be limited to Newsday. To limit subsequent searches to Newsday, please add AND PUBID(46489)
    to your search terms.
    New York Times (ProQuest)

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    The New York Times from 1980 – present.
    Novelist K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

    From picture books on up to young adult, you can find children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, indexed by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading Levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and other categories.
    Research In Context (Gale)

    Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more. Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

    Available via NOVEL – a project of the New York State Library, federally funded by LSTA grants.
    Science Online (Facts on File)

    Offers a comprehensive,curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. It includes science experiments, articles, definitions, biographies and multimedia – videos, animations and images.
    Sesame Street eBooks

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    Electronic books for children featuring the Sesame Street characters. When you read a Sesame Street eBook with your child, you can make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more.
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    Tumble Books Premium

    Downloadable Audiobooks, Read-a-long books, and Ebooks for children. It includes 1000
    titles, including 300 TumbleBooks, 250 Chapter Books, 100 non-fiction books, 16
    Graphic Novels, and much more! Plus, there are hundreds of TumbleQuizzes and
    other Teacher Resources.
    Tutor.com (Live Homework Help)

    Free live homework help and tutoring in subjects such as writing, math, science, social studies, etc. from 2 to 10 p.m. each day.
    Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)

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    Local and regional news coveral from The Wall Street Journal from 1984 – current.
    World Book Encyclopedia Online

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    An up-to-date, and extremely well illustrated encyclopedia, with over 9,600 pictures and maps, 60,000 cross-reference links, and 800 videos, animations and sounds. The five modules are: Kids, Student, Advanced, the student Spanish language encyclopedia, Enciclipedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and Timelines, where you can view different timelines or create your own.
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    World History – Ancient and Medieval (ABC-CLIO)

    World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.