Databases, & More!
helpful web resources
See Library Media Center personnel or your teacher for usernames and passwords.
Gale Student Resources in Context-
SIRS - support student research, study, and homework in key curricular subjects.
Britannica School Edition - Encyclopedia articles, videos, current events, learning materials and more.
Britannica Image Quest - S-o-o-o-o much better than a Google Image search. Also, automatically get citation information.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers - (Use Username and Password for SIRS) Collection of full text and full image newspaper articles dating back to the 19th century.
ABClio - American Government, American History, World History & World at War
Library of Congress - Excellent primary source database including photographs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts and more.
National Archives: Founders Online - Primary source, letters of U.S.A. founders.
History Reference Center (EBSCO) - Reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, historical magazines, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos and maps, and historical videos.**
African-American History Online-People, events, and topics important to the study of African Americans in history. **
Vatican Library - Digitized manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Primary Sources.
**From the public library- You will need to log in with your library card number from home.
World Digital Library - Great for Primary sources! Free access to cultural treasures from libraries and museums around the world. Rare books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and more on a multilingual site!
Arts and Humanities
SIRS Renaissance- Current perspectives in the fine arts and humanities.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Over 400,000 digital images
Creative Commons/ free to use images
Don't forget to cite. A selection from John Rampton's blog
Pixabay - Free high quality images you can use anywhere.
New Old Stock - Vintage photos from the public archives
Unsplash - Graphically pleasing creative commons images
Foodie's Feed - High-res food images that are free to use (w/o citation) but cannot be sold..
Death to the Stock Photo - Free to use images for commerical images, but must cite appropriately
Magdeleine - Great high-res images that are public domain or free to use without attribution
Current Events and Government
SAT Test PreP
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Many interactive education resources. Great videos.
Science Reference Center (EBSCO) - Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.
Public Library of Science - Open Access to Science Resources and Materials.
BrainPop - Animated science, health, technology, and other content areas with movies, quizzes and homework help.
Natural History Digitized Collections - Science museums around the world have digitized their collections and you can access many of them here.
COSMOS - Calvert County Public Library
Calvert Public Library - Databases for Calvert county residents. You will need your Maryland library card number.
Maryland Public Library - EBSCO databases
Search now to download properly attributed, Creative Commons photos for school!
Love this video (What Are Databases and Why You Need Them) made by Yavapai College ycplibrary. Used with permission.