• Databases A-Z

    Alphabetical List of Digital Resources. Find Digital Articles from Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, and More...

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    ABC-Clio Social Studies databases

    Search 8 databases: American Government, American History, World at War, US Geography, World Geography, World History: Modern 1500+, World History: Ancient/Medieval, Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings.

    Academic OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Journal and reference articles. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.

    Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Journal and reference articles. Scholarly and multi-disciplinary Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study.

    Access World News (NewsBank)

    Includes Full-text Newspaper and magazine articles from US and International sources. Designed to support Model UN and International Baccalaureate Programs. Use for: Global studies, Government & Politics, Debate, Economics, Journalism, Science, Speech.

    American Government (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings. Use for: History, Government

    American History (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text. Coverage: 1350 to the present. Topic overviews, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio and video recordings, statistics, timelines. Use for: History, Government.

     

    America's Historical Newspapers (1690 - 2000) (NewsBank)

    Digital facsimiles. Searchable by topic or timeline. Includes illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries.

    AP Images (AccuWeather)

    Primary source database from the Associated Press. Coverage: 1820 to Present. Photographs, audio sound bites, text, graphics including maps, timelines, logos and graphs. Full copyright protection for use in research papers, theses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

    Archive of Texas History (NewsBank)

    Includes Full-text. Digital facsimiles of historical Texas newspapers and Texas government documents from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set Coverage: 1817 to 1977

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    Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text biography articles. Includes the full run of articles from Biography Today and Biography Magazine Coverage: Current and historical supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment. Use for: Biographical information on notable people past and present

    Book Collection: Nonfiction (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text and some abstracts. Search over 4000 Popular, general interest non-fiction books. Core subject areas, biographies, careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills. Lexiled.

    Britannica School High (Britannica)

    Includes Full-text Encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more. Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects.

    Britannica School K-12 (Britannica)

    Includes Full-text. Encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more. Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects.

    Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Britannica)

    Spanish language encyclopedia. Search encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more. Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

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    Chilton Library (Gale)

    Quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on popular vehicles, with information on actual tear-downs in easy to follow step-by-step procedures.

    CIA World Factbook (government website: Central Intelligence Agency)

    Updated weekly. US government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, military.

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    Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (NewsBank)

    Includes PDFs of full pages Coverage: 1885-1977 Fully searchable digital facsimiles of the Dallas Morning News browsable by date and topic Search for individual articles, photos, graphics, maps, political cartoons, editorials, obituaries, classified advertisements, recipes

    Discovery Education Streaming (formerly United Streaming)

    Educational Streaming Videos on demand for use by students and staff

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    eBooks from ABC-Clio (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text Collection of 500 history reference books Dates vary by book Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, Politics, Law, Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, Folklore, Science, Technology, the Environment

    eBooks from Gale(Gale)

    Includes Full-Text. Collection of popular research books. Dates vary by book. Reference books on Biography, History, and Science.

    eBooks from Infobase (Infobase)

    Includes Full-Text Collection of 400 books Dates vary by book Reference books on a variety of subjucts including Careers, Multicultural studies, Religion and Philosophy, Science and Technology, Sports, US and World History

    Education Research Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Articles from academic journals, reports, and reference sources Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education,
    and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing

    Educators Reference Complete (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Articles from academic journals, reports, and reference sources Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education

    Explora for High Schools (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text. Scholarly and multi-disclipnary. Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study.

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    Facts on File News Services Databases -- all digital resources

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    Gale -- Links to all Gale digital resources available to PISD

    Gale Student Resources in Context (Gale) [Formerly called Student Resource Center Gold]

    Includes Full-text Articles from reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps, photographs, plays and poems Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    Gale Virtual Reference Library -eBooks (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Collection of popular research books including World Biography
    Dates vary by book Reference books on Biography, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Religion, World Sports

    General OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Updated daily Articles covering a wide range of topics from newspapers, journals and magazines, NPR audio files complete with broadcast transcripts, travel guides Use for: General information on all subjects

    GREENR (Gale)

    Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues

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    Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

    Health-related issues with daily periodical and newspaper article updates

    History Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Articles from reference books and history magazines, historical documents,
    Biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, 80 hours of historical video

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    Informe Académico (Gale)

    Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners Features title annotations in both English and Spanish

    Infotrac Newsstand (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Updated daily Articles from 1000 newspapers from around the world 1980 to present day

    Issues and Controversies (Infobase)

    Includes Full-text Updated weekly 1995-present Includes in-depth articles on topics, primary sources, newspaper editorials, and editorial cartoons Use for: Hot topic or issue papers in English, Health Sciences, Speech, Social Sciences

    Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Offers the complete historical background and contemporary status of each issue and provides supporting facts, figures, and timelines Use for: Hot topic or issue papers in English, Health Sciences, Speech, Social Sciences

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    Kids InfoBits (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Visually graphic interface for beginning researchers Articles from elementary reference sources, magazines, and newspapers Use for: geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government,
    history, sports and more.

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    Library of Congress (government website: Library of Congress)

    Primary Source Material Includes a link to American Memory Historical Collections Digitized historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, moving pictures, books, pamphlets, maps, sheet music and other resources from the Library of Congress’s holdings that reflect American history and culture

    Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Current and some historical information Reference book articles, scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, web sites Use for: Literature and literary criticism

    Litfinder (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Poems, plays, speeches, short stories, with additional biographies, essays and explanations Use for: Literature and literary criticism

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    MAS Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Articles from popular magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents Includes Image Collection of photos, maps & flags, color PDFs Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    MedlinePlus (government website: U.S. National Library of Medicine)

    Includes Full-text, English and Spanish Updated daily Comprehensive consumer health information, tutorials, videos,
    drug information, medical encyclopedia Use for: Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology,General Health Information, Consumer Health

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    NewsBank Popular Periodicals (NewsBank)

    Includes Full-text News articles from well-known magazines Coverage includes the arts, business, careers, culture, family life, history, health,
    people, entertainment, science, sports, and technology

    Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Articles from national & international newspapers Television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

    NoveList Plus (Ebsco)

    Database of reading recommendations Includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more

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    Occupational Outlook Handbook (government website: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Includes PDF Full-text, some in Spanish Career information resource published by the U.S. Government Covers wide range of occupations and includes what workers do on the job, training and education requirements, earnings, job outlook, working conditions Use for: Career research and planning

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

    Premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.

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    Safari Montage Video Streaming

    Educational Streaming Videos on demand.

    Science in Context (Gale)

    A secondary science resource for grades 6-12 with all the features of the popular In Context resources.

    Science Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text Articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines Use for: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space science, Environmental Science, Health & Medicine, Life science, Physics, Scientists, Technology and Wildlife.

    Scribner Writers Online (Gale)

    Creates contextual understanding around the lives and works of important global authors across all time periods

    Soundzabound

    Royalty-free audio clips (MP3) Music, loops, sound effects Organized by theme or category.

    Spanish World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

    Includes Full-text Spanish-language encyclopedia, images, maps, multimedia Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    Student Resource Center JUNIOR (Gale)

    Includes Full-text Designed for middle school Articles from reference books, magazines and newspapers, multimedia content, primary sources Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    Student Resources in Context (Gale)

    Provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content, including: Reference articles from acclaimed publications like American Decades Periodical and newspaper articles from the "New York Times", "USA Today", and many others Primary sources, multimedia records, as well as video and audio content

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    TeachingBooks.net (TeachingBooks.net)

    A portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.

    Texas Almanac Online (Texas State Historical Association)

    Includes Full-text Electronic version of the Texas Almanac History, culture, political climate and geography of the state of Texas .

    Texas Historical Newspapers (NewsBank)

    Digital facsimiles Fully searchable Coverage: Texas newspapers published between 1836-1977.

    TumbleBook Library (TumbleBooks)

    Collection of animated, talking picture books plus online chapter books Chapter books include text highlighting and narration. Some in Spanish, French

    Twayne's Author Online (Gale)

    An advanced level of literary criticism that helps form connections across writers’ lives, works, ideas, and events

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    United Streaming Video (now called Discovery Education)

    Educational Streaming Videos on demand For use by students and staff

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    World Almanac & Book of Facts, (Facts on File)

    Includes Full-text Facts, statistics, biographical sketches, charts, graphs, tables, chronologies, timelines, calendars

    World at War (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Overviews of 14 U.S.-fought wars. Includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, Links to supporting facts, figures, primary sources, and audiovisual content

    World Book Encyclopedia (World Book)

    Includes Full-text Encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

    Includes Full-text Spanish-language encyclopedia, images, maps, multimedia Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    World Geography (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Country overviews, including culture, political history, economy, political and topographical maps, biographies of notable political and cultural figures.

    World History: Ancient/Medieval Eras (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Primary and secondary sources, topic overviews, biographies, exploration of historical controversies and dilemmas Covers human history from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance, ranging beyond Western civilization to include worldwide perspective

    World History: Modern Era: 1500 + (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text Primary sources including treaties and proclamations, speeches, newsreel footage and photographs, era explorations, biographies of notable figures, country overviews and exploration of historical controversies.

    World News Digest (Facts on File)

    Includes Full-text ; Updated weekly ; Print edition of Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 Maps, "Today's News", photos and graphics, editorial cartoons, historic documents, obituaries, newsmakers Use for: Current events and historical perspectives