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Last Updated: May 7, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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General Resources

  • BrainPop  Icon
    Login required; if you need the login credentials please see your divisional librarian or integrator.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Digital, multimedia version of the renowned encyclopedia. Select "Compton's" on the front page.
  • General OneFile  
    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Be sure to select "full text" when searching.
  • Grolier Passport  
    Contains Encyclopedia Americana, The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and more.
  • Opposing Viewpoints  
    The go-to source for timely, topical information from a variety of perspectives.
  • SIRS Discoverer  Icon
    "SIRS Discoverer a general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology."

Social Studies-Historical References

The following are history-specific databases; almost all of the databases in the General section are also great for history and current events information.


What is a database, and how do I use them?

Databases are organized, searchable sources of information, often available only with a subscription (which means you will need passwords for remote access, although not if you are doing your research in school). Beyond that, a database can be anything: images, videos, articles from magazines or videos, collections of tertiary (encyclopedia/reference style) information. This page includes all of our subscription databases as well as a few that are public (and look much like websites) or are available with your NYPL library card. If you are looking for more guidance, or need help navigating within any given database, please see Karyn or check to see if there is a Resource Guide for your particular class or subject.


Images and Video

Please see the Video Resources post on my blog for additional resources and information.

  • Art Museum Image Gallery
    Need some art? Lots of stuff here, all cleared for educational use so you can use it in presentations, blog posts, papers, and more. Just remember to cite!
  • AP Image Archive
    Searchable archive of AP images. Great for world history and events for the past century or so.
  • CVoD: Classroom Video on Demand  
    Streaming video resource designed to support the curriculum.


Language Resources


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