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OAHS Library: Databases: A-Z
Research guides, databases, eBooks and other digital tools available 24/7 from your library
Email or see Mrs. Liljestrand (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the password to access this full list of database passwords.
Databases with the home logo are provided through Pennsylvania's POWER Library program. When accessing them outside of the school building, you must use the Chester County Public Library website, and select the Databases tab. You will need a public library card number to log in.
18,000+ scholarly journals, with 9,200 in full text, plus other authoritative sources in key subject areas such as, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology. The Economist from 1988 to the present, full text The New York Times from 1985 to present. Use TopicFinder to visually refine and expand topics.
Discover over 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals designed for college courses, with coverage consisting of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more.
Extensive database of 20 million royalty-free stock photos for educational use from the photojournalists of world-wide news organization the Associated Press. More than 3,000 photos, images, sound bites, videos, and graphics added daily including breaking news events, today's hot topics, great moments in news, sports and entertainment, and celebrity portraits.
Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Scholastic's online literacy program for ages pre-K - 3 that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks on topics such as Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Read alouds with with word highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.
Full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students. Over 11,000 journals, with 8,900 in full-text. Analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Thousands of detailed financial reports, 2,500 custom business glossary terms, 1,000 SWOT reports, over 17,400 company histories, 460,000 detailed company profiles, 920 in-depth industry profiles, 2,200 corporate chronologies, 114,000 industry/market research reports, investment research/brokerage reports, market share reports, business rankings, and more.
Biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 of today's most influential authors, including novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, print & broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, scriptwriters, and screenwriters.
Thousands of videos and digital resources curated by subject matter experts into content collections by grade and topic, including interactive activities, reading passages, audio clips, skill builders, and writing prompts that engage students and extend critical thinking. A one-stop-shop for teachers, it includes instructional resources such as lesson starters, training videos, and classroom strategies to help them invigorate every lesson. Teachers should email the librarian for access code to create a new account.
Access to over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. Additionally, you may download selected eBooks to portable devices.
Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events. 16,600 kid-friendly Images, charts, graphs, and videos.
Explore a global, interdisciplinary resource on the environment, energy, natural resources, and sustainability studies. News, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. Learning portals for more than 160 nations, topic/issue portals for 150+ categories, from animal welfare to wind energy. Organizational portals provide overview and links to international organizations. More than 690 full-text journals, 17,000 audio files, 6,100 videos, and 16,900 images.
A sophisticated yet simple solution for searching many Gale databases simultaneously, including a wealth periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand.
Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Hundreds of continuously updated country profiles and reference, international news, podcasts, videos, interactive maps, and more.
Reliable health information through full-text articles on nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. Accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, including diseases, disorders, traditional and alternative therapies, and current hot topics. Content is added daily to ensure up-to-date health content.
Unlimited access to a unique streaming video collection including the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world.
A current and comprehensive literature database offering full-text criticism, literary analysis, biographies on 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, topic and work overviews, reviews, news, interviews, images, primary sources, audio, and other multimedia. Provides researchers with evidence to support their literary responses and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and perspectives are represented. Featured series: Books & Authors, Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, and Shakespeare Collection.
Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities. Find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to the poetry of Maya Angelou, the poetry of the 13th century to contemporary poems by African American women, the inaugural speeches of George Washington through George W. Bush, short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to stories by up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld, or essays on such subjects as the arts, science, and religion.
Access thousands of digital eBooks and audiobooks from our collection in MackinVIA. Download the MackinVIA app on your mobile device or use MackinVIA.com. Students have access to a wide array of fiction and nonfiction, including all the OAHS summer reading titles. LOGIN with district username and password.
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers. This unique database provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Web-based online research organizer designed to help students navigate the research process providing step-by-step guidance for creating accurate source citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago style, responsible notetaking, creating outlines, and organizing and synthesizing information. Noodlebib will format and print your bibliography and is accessible from any internet-connected device.
A general-interest periodical resource offering over 15,000 titles, more than 8,800 in full text. Includes over 4,400 audio files, 1.2 million videos, 59,000 images, document translation into 40 languages, read-aloud translation into 24 languages, thousands of videos, podcasts, and images from NPR programs from 1990 to present, over 180 Dorling Kindersley travel guides, full text USA Today from 1985 to present, full text of The Christian Science Monitor from 1996 to present, full text of AARP The Magazine, and more than 200 active wire services covering agriculture, general news, broadcast news, government, business press releases, industry topics, sports and current events around the world.
Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content, including:
Over 4,400 audio files
More than 1.2 million videos
Over 59,000 images
Document translation into 40 languages
Read-aloud translation into 24 languages
Thousands of videos, podcasts, and images from National Public Radio programs from 1990 to present, including searchable transcripts
Over 180 Dorling Kindersley travel guides
Full text of USA Today from 1985 to present
Full text of The Christian Science Monitor from 1996 to present
Full text of AARP The Magazine, the highest-circulating magazine in the U.S.
More than 200 active wire services covering agriculture, general news, broadcast news, government, business press releases, industry topics, sports and current events around the world
Secondary school student-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies including 2,000+ periodicals in full-text, thousands of images, audio files, and videos. Document and read aloud translation into and a unique visual search tool to connect concepts and guide the research.
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts. Full-text access to The New York Times from 1985 to present
Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the Opposing Viewpoints book series, the database features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
Thousands of digital magazine and journal articles, newspapers, photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages. Outside of school, use www.ccls.org and your public library card number to access POWER Library databases.
Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.
Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Designed for middle and high school students who benefit from differentiated instruction, Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.
Online resource designed for preschoolers and children in early grades organized into four graphically stimulating, interactive learning sites featuring: narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more; 48 stories in 4 Lexile® measures reading levels which can be printed and folded into hands-on books; a first encyclopedia with dynamic visual navigation that encourages exploration of nonfiction topics; and early classic celebrated stories, nursery rhymes, and sing-along songs with voice-over narration and word-for-word highlighting. Downloadable audio files of your favorite Early World Classics as MP3s. Optimized for use on iPad.
Integrated with World Book Kids and designed for elementary students, this learning resource features highly visual articles written in Spanish at an earlier reading level. This offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features, all in Spanish.
Designed for students in elementary school and based on World Book's award-winning Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids is a children’s learning website that includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources for children.
Designed for students in middle school, this online learning website includes articles from The World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected websites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more. World Book Student is optimized to work on your iPad or other tablets!
Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.