Select a Database:
Or try one of these search engines:
Infotopia: An academic search engine accessing only trusted sites
SweetSearch: A search engine for students
SweetSearch4Me: A search engine for younger students
Want to access one of the above databases while away from school? You will need our school usernames and passwords. You can find them here. Log into your Canon-Mac Google account to access this document.
Biography In Context:
Need to find information on a specific person? Biography in Context is the place to start! This search app has biographical information on over 528,000 people and includes multi-media resources such as videos and images. Just type the name of the person you are looking for in the box below and click the search button. You will need to enter our Library ID to search this database when outside of school.
Britannica School Online:
Our subscription to Britannica School Online provides access to a variety of content types, including encyclopedia articles, images, videos, dictionary, magazines, Web's Best Sites, primary sources, eBooks, and a Year in Review. You will need to enter our school's Username and Password to search this database when outside of school.
We currently subscribe to two career databases - Exploring Career Clusters Online and Top Careers with a Two-Year Degree Online. You will need to enter our school's Username and Password to search either of these databases when outside of school.
Exploring Career Clusters Online has information covering more than 300 jobs from 16 categories and includes specially made videos and engaging text.
Top Careers with a Two-Year Degree Online covers in-demand careers in industries that require only an associate's degree and features informative videos made specifically to complement the detailed text.
Explore customs and cultures, photos, history, geography, national symbols, economy, population demographics, government, and current events for each country.
Our subscription to FactCite provides you with access to thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations covering 5 subject areas including: Sports Champions — Greek & Roman Mythology — American History - U.S. and World Biography — Biography for Beginners — Shapers of Society — Science — Literature — The Arts — Countries of the World — The States — Planets — Elements — Plants & Animals — The Constitution — and much more. You will need to enter our school's Username and Password to search this database when outside of school.
Click the button above to search Factcite.
Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of encyclopedias and reference eBooks on subjects that we research at the middle school, such as biographies, countries, energy and more. You will need to enter our school's Password to search GVRL when outside of school.
Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library provides access to the collections and resources of libraries across the state, including thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages. The following may be especially useful:
Unable to find what you are looking for?
Try using the 24/7 CHAT with a librarian feature. You will either get your answer, or be pointed in the right direction.
The World Almanac for Kids Online:
The World Almanac for Kids Online provides you with access to resources for research, reports, and homework help. It covers many subjects including animals, countries, famous people, history, the Presidents, the human body, ancient civilizations, careers, and more. You will need to enter our school's Username and Password to search this database when outside of school.
Click the button above to search The World Almanac for Kids Online