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General Encyclopedias and Periodicals

Grolier Encyclopedia

an A-Z encyclopedia with information on any topic

Encyclopedia Britannica

search for information on many topics

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle school students, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. 

Gale Power Search

includes Boston Globe & New York Times


videos from Tim and Moby explaining information on any school subject; login to access all content

Kids Info Bits

Gale student encyclopdeia, 

large selection of student magazines

Boston Globe







English Databases



Granger's World of Poetry



Gale Literature Resource Center


Books and Authors

Biography in Context

find information on any famous or noteworthy person.




Social Studies Databases


explore information on countries around the world; features images, videos, and recipes from various cultures

US History in Context

explore hundreds of significant events and people from U.S. History; features images, videos, and links to related websites

World History in Context

explore hundreds of significant events and people in World History; features images, videos, and links to related websites

African American History  

Explore biographies, events, primary sources, and timelines 

Country Reports

explore over 35,000 pages of unique online content on the cultures and countries of the world. 

Massachusetts History Online

Global Issues in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context






Science and Health Databases

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

search for information on current issues in science

Science in Context

search the science database; organized by topic

Health and Wellness Resource Center

search general health and wellness information from hundreds of journals; also features health videos

Teen Health and Wellness

explore information on a variety of health issues related to teens; easy to browse

Infobase/Today's Science      




Noodletools, Copyright & Creative Commons 
an online bibliographic subscription



Creative Commons


Examples of Bibliographic Citations

from the Sidwell Friends School








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