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middle school and upper school library roomBelow are links and explanations to research databases in the subject field of your research. Most databases will open automatically if the patron is on campus. Login here to gain access to login and password IDs for off-campus use. Please know that many projects require multi-disciplinary searches, so it may be necessary to search in databases not traditionally categorized in the discipline in which the project is assigned. Databases marked with an asterisk require a Public Library of Cincinnati library card number and pin.

Resources

(‡ PLCHC library card required)

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  • Academic Search Premier (INFOhio)

    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier searches over 3,500 scholarly publications, delivering full text for over 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis. Changing to "Advanced Search" is recommended. Part of INFOhio'sEBSCO Information Services Portal.

  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.

  • EBSCO Host Multi-Database Search (INFOhio)

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services
    Portal.

  • Government Reporter (SIRS)

  • Green File (EbscoHost)

    GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Go to Ebsco Host - Scroll down and check Greenfile - then search.

  • INFOhio Portal

    INFOhio's Core Collection of muliplebcross-searchable electronic tools for K-12 research.

  • MAS Ultra (INFOhio)

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books, tens of thousands of biographies and thousands of primary source documents. MAS Complete also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs. Periodicals contained in MAS Complete cover a wide-range of subject areas that are of interest to high-school students including art, history, sports, music, film, travel, science, the Internet, fashion, religion, nature, hobbies, current events, fiction and much more.
    This link will take you to Ebsco Host. Scroll down to MAS Ultra - click checkbox, then search.

  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    A full-text database featuring pro and con articles on contemporary issues. This excellent collection of primary and secondary sources features statistics, legislation, multimedia, government reports, websites, etc. as well as access to newspaper and journal articles. ( Requires PLCHC library card for access from home or school.)
  • Popular Culture Universe (ABC-CLIO)

    Pop Culture Universe: Icons - Ideals - Ideas contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Popular culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life. Examining what society as a whole has found interesting, entertaining, or worthy of adulation reveals valuable sociological and historical insights.

  • ProQuest ‡ (PLCHC)

    Multidisciplinary collection that offers full text articles from 2500 newspapers and magazines ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)
  • Research in Context - Middle School (Gale)

  • Science Online (Facts on File) (INFOhio)

    Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. The site offers more than 6,300 diagrams, illustrations, and images; hundreds of videos flash animations; more than 1,000 science experiments and activities; and biographies and more.

  • TOPICsearch (INFOhio)

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. TOPICsearch contains full text from over 500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
    Once you connect to Ebsco Host, scroll down to TOPICsearch and click the checkbox, then search.

  • World Religions (ABC-CLIO)

    From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. Facts On File'sWorld Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
  • General Reference


  • Biography Reference Bank (INFOhio)

    This biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index and World Auhors, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bankcovers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. IINFOhio's EBSCO).

  • Biography Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports government, history, and the arts. Includes brief biographical sketches from Marquis Who’s Who. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

  • CultureGrams (ProQuest)

    These in-depth country and cultural studies cover 200 nations plus Canadian provinces and all U.S. states. Includes information on customs, etiquette, lifestyle, history and biographies as well as maps, flags, anthems, climate and population.

  • EBSCO Host Multi-Database Search (INFOhio)

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

    Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in three encyclopedias.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.

    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.
  • Hispánica Saber: Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica - World Book (INFOhio)

    Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content is updated monthly.
  • INFOhio Portal

    INFOhio's Core Collection of muliplebcross-searchable electronic tools for K-12 research.
  • Oxford Online Premier Reference Portal (Oxford University Press)

    Oxford Reference Online contains more than 120 complete reference titles, fully indexed and cross-searchable, from a wide range of disciplines. Premium titles are also linked individually from the CCDS catalog.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press)

    Discover the story of English. Full-text searching of all the OED's definitions, etymologies, and quotations.

  • Proquest Ancestry Library Edition (INFOhio)

    This geneology resource has a wealth of primary sources, census data and directories. Note: can only be accessed from campus.
  • World Book Online (INFOhio)

    World Book Online includes the entire text of the World Book Encyclopedia, including graphics. Some articles have links to web sites. Ideal for elementary and middle school students.
  • Arts and Literature Database


  • Academic Search Premier (INFOhio)

    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier searches over 3,500 scholarly publications, delivering full text for over 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis. Changing to "Advanced Search" is recommended. Part of INFOhio'sEBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • African American Studies Center (Oxford University Press)

    An unparalleled resource combining thousands of scholarly articles with corollary materials, such as primary sourcedocuments, searchable timelines, maps, images, and multimedia resources focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This Oxford University Press database is updated frequently.
  • American Periodicals Historical Series (ProQuest)

  • Biography Reference Bank (INFOhio)

    This biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index and World Auhors, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bankcovers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. IINFOhio's EBSCO).

  • Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (INFOhio)

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Part of the EBSCO All Database search.
  • Digital Video (INFOhio)

    Includes over two thousand digital videos aligned to curricular content. This is an INFOhio resource.
  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.
  • EBSCO Host Multi-Database Search (INFOhio)

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.

    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.
  • Humanities Full Text ‡ (PLCHC)

    This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. (‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • INFOhio Portal

    INFOhio's Core Collection of muliplebcross-searchable electronic tools for K-12 research.
  • JSTOR

    JSTOR supports scholarly research by providing a robust, interdisciplinary digital archive of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals dating back several decades.( Note: Log in for password protected instructions on how to set up you account for off campus searches.)
  • Literary Reference Center (INFOhio)

    This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews. Selected as 2011 Library Journal's Best Reference Source.
  • Literature Criticism Online ‡ (PLCHC)

    Use this resource to find commentary on classic and contemporary books, plays, and poems. Essays are drawn from the following reference books: Contemporary Literary Criticism,Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children's Literature Review. Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • Literature Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    Comprehensive literary database that combines biographies, bibliographies, critical analyses, and plot summaries of authors and their works. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • MLA International Bibliography ‡ (PLCHC)

    The MLA International Bibliography is the leading research database for research in the modern languages, especially English literature. Indexes articles on languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • NoveList Plus ‡ (PLCHC)

    NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.(‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    A full-text database featuring pro and con articles on contemporary issues. This excellent collection of primary and secondary sources features statistics, legislation, multimedia, government reports, websites, etc. as well as access to newspaper and journal articles. ( Requires PLCHC library card for access from home or school.)
  • Oxford Online Premier Reference Portal (Oxford University Press)

    Oxford Reference Online contains more than 120 complete reference titles, fully indexed and cross-searchable, from a wide range of disciplines. Premium titles are also linked individually from the CCDS catalog.
  • Oxford Art Online‡ (PLCHC)

    A comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes Grove Art Online and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.( ‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press)

    Discover the story of English. Full-text searching of all the OED's definitions, etymologies, and quotations.
  • Oxford Music Online

    Use this exhaustive database to access thousands of full text articles covering more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, terms, composers, institutions, performers, patrons, and genres.
  • Popular Culture Universe (ABC-CLIO)

    Pop Culture Universe: Icons - Ideals - Ideas contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Popular culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life. Examining what society as a whole has found interesting, entertaining, or worthy of adulation reveals valuable sociological and historical insights.
  • ProQuest ‡ (PLCHC)

    Multidisciplinary collection that offers full text articles from 2500 newspapers and magazines ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection (INFOhio)

    Religion & Philosophy Collection™provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Drawn from over 300 full text journals. Part of the EBSCO All Database Search.

  • Renaissance (SIRS)

  • Research in Context - Middle School (Gale)

  • TOPICsearch (INFOhio)

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. TOPICsearch contains full text from over 500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
    Once you connect to Ebsco Host, scroll down to TOPICsearch and click the checkbox, then search.
  • World Religions (ABC-CLIO)

    From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. Facts On File'sWorld Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
  • Foreign Language Databases


  • Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.

  • CultureGrams (ProQuest)

    These in-depth country and cultural studies cover 200 nations plus Canadian provinces and all U.S. states. Includes information on customs, etiquette, lifestyle, history and biographies as well as maps, flags, anthems, climate and population.

  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (INFOHIO)

    Appropriate for younger Spanish-speaking students and students just learning the Spanish language.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.

    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.

  • Hispánica Saber: Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica - World Book (INFOhio)

    Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content is updated monthly.

  • L'Encyclopedie Decouverte - World Book (INFOhio)

    Online French language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger French-speaking students and students just learning the French language. This encyclopedia is a French language version provided by INFOhio and World Book Online.

  • MLA International Bibliography ‡ (PLCHC)

    The MLA International Bibliography is the leading research database for research in the modern languages, especially English literature. Indexes articles on languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)
  • History and Social Science Databases


  • Academic Search Premier (INFOhio)

    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier searches over 3,500 scholarly publications, delivering full text for over 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis. Changing to "Advanced Search" is recommended. Part of INFOhio'sEBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • African American Studies Center (Oxford University Press)

    An unparalleled resource combining thousands of scholarly articles with corollary materials, such as primary sourcedocuments, searchable timelines, maps, images, and multimedia resources focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This Oxford University Press database is updated frequently.
  • American Indian History Online (Facts on File)

    American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section is easy to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
  • American Periodicals Historical Series (ProQuest)

  • Ancient and Medieval History Online (Facts on File)

    Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and the Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations. Sources include e-books and material written for the database.
  • ARTstor

    ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Users must first set up personal account while at school in order to access off campus.
  • Berg Fashion Library (Oxford University Press)

    The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashiononline, e-books, reference works, images, access to museum holdings, and e-journals (Fashion Theory, Fashion Practice, Textile). This is a valuable source of insights into people and cultures.
  • Biography Reference Bank (INFOhio)

    This biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index and World Auhors, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bankcovers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. IINFOhio's EBSCO).
  • Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest)

    These in-depth country and cultural studies cover 200 nations plus Canadian provinces and all U.S. states. Includes information on customs, etiquette, lifestyle, history and biographies as well as maps, flags, anthems, climate and population.
  • Daily Life through History (ABC CLIO)

  • Digital Video (INFOhio)

    Includes over two thousand digital videos aligned to curricular content. This is an INFOhio resource.
  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.
  • EBSCO Host Multi-Database Search (INFOhio)

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • Electronic Enlightenment

    Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical 'conversations'."
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.



    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.
  • Global Issues in Context

  • Government Reporter (SIRS)

  • Historical Newspapers (New York Times) ‡ (PLCHC)

    Full-text of the New York Times from 1851-2009. Every story, advertisement, obituary, and classified is included. ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)
  • INFOhio Portal

    INFOhio's Core Collection of muliplebcross-searchable electronic tools for K-12 research.
  • JSTOR

    JSTOR supports scholarly research by providing a robust, interdisciplinary digital archive of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals dating back several decades.( Note: Log in for password protected instructions on how to set up you account for off campus searches.)
  • Modern Genocide (ABC-CLIO)

    This resource provides information on the historical, social, religious, political and economic factors that have resulted in 10 different genocides. Users will come to understand the price of prejudice, racism and stereotyping, and the role and responsibility of individual citizens and how their actions (or inactions) can impact these issues.



    Modern Genocide contains hundreds of reference items covering individuals, events, organizations and places related to genocide, providing primary sources covering human and civil rights issues and presenting the history and events of each genocide. These primary sources present the process and outcome of genocide and supply memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, and first-hand accounts depicting the impact of destruction on societies and individuals.
  • Modern World History Online (Facts on File)

    Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Robust sources included e-books, content written for the database, newsreels, primary sources, timeslines and topic centers.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    A full-text database featuring pro and con articles on contemporary issues. This excellent collection of primary and secondary sources features statistics, legislation, multimedia, government reports, websites, etc. as well as access to newspaper and journal articles. ( Requires PLCHC library card for access from home or school.)
  • Popular Culture Universe (ABC-CLIO)

    Pop Culture Universe: Icons - Ideals - Ideas contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Popular culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life. Examining what society as a whole has found interesting, entertaining, or worthy of adulation reveals valuable sociological and historical insights.
  • ProQuest ‡ (PLCHC)

    Multidisciplinary collection that offers full text articles from 2500 newspapers and magazines ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)
  • Research in Context - Middle School (Gale)

  • Student Resources in Context (Gale) - Upper School

  • TOPICsearch (INFOhio)

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. TOPICsearch contains full text from over 500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
    Once you connect to Ebsco Host, scroll down to TOPICsearch and click the checkbox, then search.
  • U.S. History In Context

  • World at War (ABC-CLIO)

    This historical resource helps students and researchers develop a deep, critical appreciation of both the United State's war history and the total human involvement and costs of wars, from the year 500 to the present. Whether fighting for independence, forging alliances, making a play for dominance, or battling a global threat, history is shaped when nations go to war. Complete with overviews of more than 30 wars, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts and figures. Includes more than 8,000 primary sources, like photos, maps, personal accounts, and video and audio clips.
  • World History in Context (Gale)

  • World Religions (ABC-CLIO)

    From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. Facts On File'sWorld Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
  • Mathematics and Science Databases


  • Academic Search Premier (INFOhio)

    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier searches over 3,500 scholarly publications, delivering full text for over 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis. Changing to "Advanced Search" is recommended. Part of INFOhio'sEBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • ARTstor

    ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Users must first set up personal account while at school in order to access off campus.
  • Biography Reference Bank (INFOhio)

    This biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index and World Auhors, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bankcovers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. IINFOhio's EBSCO).
  • Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.
  • Consumer Health Complete (INFOhio)

    Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • Digital Video (INFOhio)

    Includes over two thousand digital videos aligned to curricular content. This is an INFOhio resource.
  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.
  • EBSCO Host Multi-Database Search (INFOhio)

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.



    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.
  • Green File (EbscoHost)

    GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Go to Ebsco Host - Scroll down and check Greenfile - then search.
  • JSTOR

    JSTOR supports scholarly research by providing a robust, interdisciplinary digital archive of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals dating back several decades.( Note: Log in for password protected instructions on how to set up you account for off campus searches.)
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center ‡ (PLCHC)

    A full-text database featuring pro and con articles on contemporary issues. This excellent collection of primary and secondary sources features statistics, legislation, multimedia, government reports, websites, etc. as well as access to newspaper and journal articles. ( Requires PLCHC library card for access from home or school.)
  • ProQuest ‡ (PLCHC)

    Multidisciplinary collection that offers full text articles from 2500 newspapers and magazines ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)
  • Research in Context - Middle School (Gale)

  • Science in Context (Gale)

  • Science Online (Facts on File) (INFOhio)

    Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. The site offers more than 6,300 diagrams, illustrations, and images; hundreds of videos flash animations; more than 1,000 science experiments and activities; and biographies and more.
  • Science Reference Center

  • Science Reference Center

    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. An Ebsco publication.
  • TOPICsearch (INFOhio)

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. TOPICsearch contains full text from over 500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.
    Once you connect to Ebsco Host, scroll down to TOPICsearch and click the checkbox, then search.
  • Image / Media Libraries


  • ARTstor

    ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Users must first set up personal account while at school in order to access off campus.
  • Berg Fashion Library (Oxford University Press)

    The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashiononline, e-books, reference works, images, access to museum holdings, and e-journals (Fashion Theory, Fashion Practice, Textile). This is a valuable source of insights into people and cultures.
  • Classroom Video on Demand (Infobase)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.
  • Digital Video (INFOhio)

    Includes over two thousand digital videos aligned to curricular content. This is an INFOhio resource.
  • Discovery Education

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.

  • Knowledge Organizers

    Links to Local Libraries


  • Ohio Link

    Ohio Link is a portal enabling users to search all Ohio link libraries. Most members are academic libraries (colleges and universities). Please see Ms. Owens for information about using UC's direct-lend or ILL program.
  • Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCHC)

    Link to the public library's website. Tremendous asset with homework help, reading resources, technology advise and world class databases.
  • SWON Libraries

    SWON Libraries is a consortium of libraries in SW Ohio.
  • University of Cincinnati Libraries

    Students and faculty of CCDS may access materials from the University of Cincinnati's library system in two ways--direct lend (going to the library and borrowing materials there) and inter-library loan (forwarding the details to Ms Owens).
  • Xavier University Libraries

    Please see Ms. Owens for information about accessing materials in the XU library system.
  • Database Collection - Complete List

    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier searches over 3,500 scholarly publications, delivering full text for over 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis. Changing to "Advanced Search" is recommended. Part of INFOhio'sEBSCO Information Services Portal.

    An unparalleled resource combining thousands of scholarly articles with corollary materials, such as primary sourcedocuments, searchable timelines, maps, images, and multimedia resources focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This Oxford University Press database is updated frequently.

    American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section is easy to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

    Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and the Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations. Sources include e-books and material written for the database.

    This biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index and World Auhors, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bankcovers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. IINFOhio's EBSCO).

    Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports government, history, and the arts. Includes brief biographical sketches from Marquis Who’s Who. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    Streaming Video. This comprehensive multidisciplinary database features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers. Videos can be viewed in their entirety or segmented into easy-to-use clips which are superbly annotated. Interactive transcripts make accurate quoting feasible. Some titles were filmed in French or Spanish. Many qualify as primary source material. Most of the 10,000 videos are documentaries, some are filmed performances or newsreels.

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Part of the EBSCO All Database search.

    Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.

    These in-depth country and cultural studies cover 200 nations plus Canadian provinces and all U.S. states. Includes information on customs, etiquette, lifestyle, history and biographies as well as maps, flags, anthems, climate and population.

    Includes over two thousand digital videos aligned to curricular content. This is an INFOhio resource.

    High-quality curriculum-related digital media from top educational producers.

    EBSCO Host delivers full text articles from over 6,000 magazines and newspapers, ranging from children's magazines to professional journals. This is a portal to many different research databases for many different levels of users. Select the appropriate databases after linking to the main page to narrow your search. INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.

    Appropriate for younger Spanish-speaking students and students just learning the Spanish language.

    Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in three encyclopedias.

    This cross-searchable database provides 24/7 access to GALE’s robust collection of specialized multidisciplinary reference resources. Advanced search puts articles from 700 multi-volume e-books at your fingertips with pinpoint accuracy. Superb content for deep background reading.

    Standout features: ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality) for 19 languages, article translation capability, a multi-page viewer for a book-like experience, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players. Note: this collection is also searchable through our online catalog.GVRL was voted “Best Overall Database” by the readers ofLibrary Journal in 2012. Note: individual titles are searchable in the CCDS catalog.

    Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content is updated monthly.

    Full-text of the New York Times from 1851-2009. Every story, advertisement, obituary, and classified is included. ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)

    This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. (‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    INFOhio's Core Collection of muliplebcross-searchable electronic tools for K-12 research.

    JSTOR supports scholarly research by providing a robust, interdisciplinary digital archive of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals dating back several decades.( Note: Log in for password protected instructions on how to set up you account for off campus searches.)

    Online French language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger French-speaking students and students just learning the French language. This encyclopedia is a French language version provided by INFOhio and World Book Online.

    This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews. Selected as 2011 Library Journal's Best Reference Source.

    Use this resource to find commentary on classic and contemporary books, plays, and poems. Essays are drawn from the following reference books: Contemporary Literary Criticism,Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children's Literature Review. Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    Comprehensive literary database that combines biographies, bibliographies, critical analyses, and plot summaries of authors and their works. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books, tens of thousands of biographies and thousands of primary source documents. MAS Complete also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs. Periodicals contained in MAS Complete cover a wide-range of subject areas that are of interest to high-school students including art, history, sports, music, film, travel, science, the Internet, fashion, religion, nature, hobbies, current events, fiction and much more.

    This link will take you to Ebsco Host. Scroll down to MAS Ultra - click checkbox, then search.

    The MLA International Bibliography is the leading research database for research in the modern languages, especially English literature. Indexes articles on languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. ( Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    This resource provides information on the historical, social, religious, political and economic factors that have resulted in 10 different genocides. Users will come to understand the price of prejudice, racism and stereotyping, and the role and responsibility of individual citizens and how their actions (or inactions) can impact these issues.



    Modern Genocide contains hundreds of reference items covering individuals, events, organizations and places related to genocide, providing primary sources covering human and civil rights issues and presenting the history and events of each genocide. These primary sources present the process and outcome of genocide and supply memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, and first-hand accounts depicting the impact of destruction on societies and individuals.

    Bibliographic tools and research organization strategies.

    NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.(‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    A full-text database featuring pro and con articles on contemporary issues. This excellent collection of primary and secondary sources features statistics, legislation, multimedia, government reports, websites, etc. as well as access to newspaper and journal articles. ( Requires PLCHC library card for access from home or school.)

    Oxford Reference Online contains more than 120 complete reference titles, fully indexed and cross-searchable, from a wide range of disciplines. Premium titles are also linked individually from the CCDS catalog.

    A comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes Grove Art Online and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.( ‡ Requires a PLCH library card number to access from home or school.)

    Discover the story of English. Full-text searching of all the OED's definitions, etymologies, and quotations.

    Use this exhaustive database to access thousands of full text articles covering more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, terms, composers, institutions, performers, patrons, and genres.

    Pop Culture Universe: Icons - Ideals - Ideas contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Popular culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life. Examining what society as a whole has found interesting, entertaining, or worthy of adulation reveals valuable sociological and historical insights.

    Multidisciplinary collection that offers full text articles from 2500 newspapers and magazines ( Requires Cincinnati Public Library Card Number.)

    This geneology resource has a wealth of primary sources, census data and directories. Note: can only be accessed from campus.

    Religion & Philosophy Collection™provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Drawn from over 300 full text journals. Part of the EBSCO All Database Search.

    Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. The site offers more than 6,300 diagrams, illustrations, and images; hundreds of videos flash animations; more than 1,000 science experiments and activities; and biographies and more.

    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. An Ebsco publication.

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. TOPICsearch contains full text from over 500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Part of INFOhio's EBSCO Information Services Portal.

    Once you connect to Ebsco Host, scroll down to TOPICsearch and click the checkbox, then search.

    Prevent inadvertant plagiarism!

    This historical resource helps students and researchers develop a deep, critical appreciation of both the United State's war history and the total human involvement and costs of wars, from the year 500 to the present. Whether fighting for independence, forging alliances, making a play for dominance, or battling a global threat, history is shaped when nations go to war. Complete with overviews of more than 30 wars, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts and figures. Includes more than 8,000 primary sources, like photos, maps, personal accounts, and video and audio clips.

    World Book Online includes the entire text of the World Book Encyclopedia, including graphics. Some articles have links to web sites. Ideal for elementary and middle school students.

    From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. Facts On File'sWorld Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.

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