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Debate/Persuasive Essay/Controversial Issues:
Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.
Periodical database designed for high school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, arts, science, pop culture, health, government, history, sports and more.
History and Government Resources:
Explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the U.S. by comparing them to other countries.
From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.
Full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary. Whether at school or at home, use the remote access option. Password: primarydocs
Boston Globe (1980 - Current) Local and regional news.
Provided by ProQuest via Mass Lib System
Historic New York Times (1851 - 2009)
Includes full-text and full-image articles for dates listed above. More recent years are available through InfoTrac Gale the link for which is at the top of this page. DSHS no longer provides this database. It's available through the Boston Public Library. Sign up for their eCard. It's easy to do and provides access to Historic NY Times and many other valuable resources.
From 1500 to the present day this database is a library of historical reference materials and interactive curricular units.
Presents comprehensive information and unique insights into military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today.
Details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from a contemporary perspective.
A wide ranging collection on African American history and culture.
Database on major constitutional cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Information on controversial topics as outlined in three publications: Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates.
Digital version of print volumes purchased by DSHS. Useful for a variety of topics in American History, World History, Facing History, Psychology and Gov. classes.
Gale and Smithsonian have partnered to deliver an online resource of unique and seminal primary sources, including documents, maps, historical objects, and other materials from the Smithsonian Museum and its archives as well as Gale's digital collections.
HeritageQuest Family history records. Provided by ProQuest via Mass Lib System
English/Language Arts Resources:
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. This database includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies and character analyses, the full text of hundreds of books from our extensive reference collection, and a Shakespeare Center housing in one convenient location the database’s treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare.
Digital version of print volumes purchased by DSHS. Useful for the study of theme, and critical analysis.
Features authoritative information from earth and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, science history and biography.
Comprehensive resource that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health and related information.
Multi-source database with access to full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health info. sources.
Diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.
Applied and general science. Provided by ProQuest Via Mass Lib System
Science news sources, peer-reviewed journals, conversations with scientists offering unique and insightful accounts of recent breakthroughs, science fair guide, biographies, editorial cartoons, video news briefs, images, and encyclopedia.
Discipline specific entries, articles, images, videos, timelines, charts and diagrams, plus eLearning modules, experiments & interactives, and authoritative source list.
Digital copies of print volumes purchased by DSHS. Useful for environmental issues, forensic science, psychology and behavioral health.
Economics and Business:
Information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.
Company performance and activity, industry events and trends. Access to broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals
Full text NYT starting in 1985.