WHY USE RESEARCH DATABASES?
A database is simply a searchable collection of information which is managed by an authority. A library database offers a reliable and efficient way to conduct research.
Online subscription databases contain the most comprehensive, the most up-to-date, and the most trustworthy sources of information. We strongly recommend using our databases when doing research, rather than surfing the Internet for information.
All of these databases are free and are accessible from remote locations.
Please visit the school library for assistance with accessing and/or navigating these databases. Passwords are available from the librarians.
General Encyclopedias (English)
General Encyclopedias (Spanish Language)
A Spanish language encyclopedia for schools presented on two levels, Primary (Primaria) and Secondary (Secondaria).
Research Controversal Issues
Comprehensive coverage of the controversial issues of our time. Features: overviews, news articles, editorials, court case histories, primary documents, statistics, and podcasts.
Research By Topics
Resources organized by research topics which are commonly assigned in high school.
Search for Articles (English)
Search for Articles (Spanish)
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.
Articles about world history, from ancient cultures to today's headlines. Includes primary sources, reliable reference works and multimedia content.
Comprehensive biographical articles of historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Includes reference articles, magazine and journal articles, images and videos.
Contains essays of literary criticism,videos of classic plays, video clips and interviews, full text of classic works and essential writing help.
Database for researching scientific topics. The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content.
A database of current events articles for classroom use. Indexed by broad themes, the news stories are student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level. This product can be accessed through the classroom teacher.
New York Times Newspaper Articles
A digital replica of the print edition of the New York Times. Includes resources for students and teachers (This database is only accessible from school).
NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES
Features research databases on all subjects and levels.
You will need a valid Queens (or MyLibraryNYC) library card.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES