Please see Mrs. Cooper, UMS’s Media Specialist, with questions.
Click on shortcuts in the
1. Facts on File Database
Facts on File contains a multiple selection of databases that include:
American History Online American Women’s History Online African-American History Online American Indian History Online Modern World History Online
Ancient and Medieval History Online.
World Geography and Culture Online – search individual countries or compare them. Click on the In the News link – on the upper-right hand corner of this database for news stories and current events around the world.
Additional Facts on File Databases include:
Science Online - perfect for your class research.
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online – For Language Arts classes. Classic Literature information includes author, character, movements and events.
Personal and Business Forms - personal and government forms, includes income taxes.
NBK has short articles and lots of pictures. EA has the longest articles, LP is your country encyclopedia, and GME has underlined definitions. All have web links. LP has culture cross. Science and Spanish encyclopedia searches are also possible.
3. Grove Art Online
The Grove Art Online Database contains both the full Dictionary of Art and the Oxford Companion to Western Art. Search by artist, images, art and art forms, time periods, movements, and much more. This database links to wonderful image collections.
4. Grove Music Online
Use the URL & passwords to see these databases & more!
Use tabs at the top of the screen, ERA is like a textbook,
and Analyze provides in-depth information.
Switch from one database to another using the switch database link in the upper left
American Government – includes current events.
African American Experience - includes history and current events
American History – includes this day in history.
Issues – great database for issues research, current events, and Debate Club.
Search by larger topics such as environment or specific topics such as global warming.
Latino American Experience - from the past to the present.
World At War - history of wars.
World Geography – try Clio View to compare countries. Includes world news.
World History: The Modern Era – includes this day in world history.
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras – Ancient History includes the Middle Ages
World Religions - from an overview article to timelines this covers world religions.
E-Books Collection - click on the link to access thousands of e-books.
7. EBSCOhost Periodical Database from our library region and State Library
For periodical articles and for newspaper articles and more select EBSCOhost Web. Check off the databases that best match your search. Always check off full text to get complete articles rather than abstracts.
On the home screen there are also many additional databases to select from.
Novelist and Novelist K-8 - search by author, title, or series. Young adult literature book reviews.
Points of View –Search issues, current events, and more. Great for class work & for Debate Club.
8. Gale Databases
Gale Virtual Reference Library - multiple E-Books, a large collection. They are not databases, but are more like traditional encyclopedias that do not update or change. Please see us for a handout with listed titles. New titles are added each year
9. Noodletools Database
Students can create works cited lists, click on the option to Create a New List to begin writing your bibliography. Teachers can view student work by setting up class or shared lists.
A teacher may create a class page, or students may sign up individually. Select the New User registration; choose a personal id and password. Be sure to keep a record of your id and password to return to a list. The home page has lots of information on citation formats.