WHY USE RESEARCH DATABASES?

A database is simply a searchable collection of information.  A library database offers a reliable and efficient way to search a vast number of articles.

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.  

 

  

   Complete listing of  free databases from NOVELNY  

 

Please visit the school library for assistance with accessing and/or navigating these databases.  Passwords are available from the librarians.  

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). 

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.

Research By Topics

Gale Research In Context

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

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

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.

 

Historical 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

News Articles

 

Newsela

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

    

 

New York Times Electronic Edition

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).

Law & Criminal Justice Research

  

Gale Criminal Justice Collection

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

Fine Arts & Music Research

   

Gale Fine Arts and Music

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

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.

ELA RESOURCES

TeachingBooks.net

Author and book resources for ELA teachers.

NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES

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 RESOURCES

  

 

 New York Public Library

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