An online research database is simply a searchable collection of information managed by a trustworthy organization or company.

Online subscription databases contain the most comprehensive, the most up-to-date, and the most reliable 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 remotely.


Please visit the school library for assistance with accessing and/or navigating these databases.  Bryant students and staff can access our database passwords with this link after logging into their school Gmail accounts, or are available from Bryant teachers and school librarians.

 The Complete listing of free databases from NOVELNY  

General Encyclopedias (English)


High School, Middle School  & Elementary School Levels:  Britannica Online School Edition 
Academic (Advanced) Level:  Britannica Academic 
Articles include images, multimedia, and recommended websites. 

General Encyclopedias (Spanish Language)


Britannica Escolar

A Spanish language encyclopedia for schools presented on two levels, Primary (Primaria) and Secondary (Secondaria). 

Resources for High School Students


Gale in Context: High School

Offers cross-curricular content within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.

Research Controversal Issues


Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Comprehensive coverage of the controversial issues of our time.  Features: overviews, news articles, editorials, court case histories, primary documents, statistics, and podcasts.

Search for Articles (English)

Gale Infotrac: Academic OneFile

A full-text periodical database (newspapers, magazines and academic journals).

Search for Articles (Spanish)

Gale Informe Académico

Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.  Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines, originally written in the languages of Spanish and Portuguese. This database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. 

Articles on Current World Issues


Gale in Context: Global Issues

Provides content on important global issues facing the world today, integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more.

Biographical Articles


Gale Biography in Context

Comprehensive biographical articles of historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Includes reference articles, magazine and journal articles, images and videos.


New York Times Newspaper Articles



Gale Database of New York Times Articles:  Search the full text of The New York Times  news articles (starting in 1985).

New York Times Digital Edition: A complete Digital Replica of  New York Times newspapers (Subscription presently not available). 


News Articles (Leveled)



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.

World History Resources

Gale World History in Context

Articles about world history, from ancient cultures to today's headlines. Includes primary sources, reliable reference works and multimedia content.

American History Resources


Gale U.S. History in Context

Contains comprehensive, media-rich information on significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history, including over 5500 primary documents.

Exploring Literature


  Facts on File: Bloom's Literature

Contains essays of literary criticism,videos of classic plays, video clips and interviews, full text of classic works and essential writing help.

Exploring Literature


Gale Literature Resource Center

Find current biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all literary periods, and from around the world.

Law & Criminal Justice Research


Gale Criminal Justice Collection

Articles on law, law enforcement, security, terrorism and related topics. 

Research By Topics

Gale Research In Context

Resources organized by research topics which are commonly assigned in high school.

Science Research


Gale Science in Context

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.

Current Research on the Earth's Environment


Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Provides users with comprehensive information on important topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more.


Professional Resources for Educators


Gale In Context: For Educators

Includes standards-aligned content with lesson plans and instructional tools and empowers teachers to offer equitable and personalized learning opportunities across any distance.

Professional Resources for Educators

Gale Educator's Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals about education;  Provides full text for titles in the Eric database.


Author and book resources for ELA teachers.

Fine Arts & Music Research


Gale Fine Arts and Music

Articles art history, music, drama, film-making, and related fields.


Queens Public Library

Features research databases on all subjects and levels.
You will need a valid Queens (or MyLibraryNYC) library card.




 New York Public Library

Features research databases on all subjects and levels. You will need a valid Queens (or MyLibraryNYC) library card.