Online Subscription Databases
Online subscription databases are excellent sources for newspaper articles, magazine articles, academic articles, and reference materials--all in one place!
Databases from the Electronic Library for Minnesota
Britannica Academic Edition: Aimed at college/university students, it contains the Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals and other research tools.
Britannica School High: Encyclopedia content for high school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.
Country Reports: CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
EBSCO MegaFILE: Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas.
Explora Teens: Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.
Gale in Context: High School: Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students.
Points of View Reference Center: Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.
ProQuest Global Newstream: Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, USA Today, and many more.
Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab (OWL) with citation instructions, writing tips, grammar, and links to additional resources.
Science Reference Center: Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students.
Databases from the Scott County Library
Search the Scott County Library's online subscription databases on the Online Resources by Subject or All Online Resources (A-Z) pages. You will need your Virtual Student Library Card to access these databases. The following databases may be particularly helpful for your school research:
About the Author: Information about the author's life, works, and literary criticism.
Biography in Context: A comprehensive database of biographical information throughout history, around the world and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Biography Reference Books: Reference books containing biographical information on a variety of living and dead individuals.
Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: In-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders.
Gale OneFile: Science: Science, math and technology topics for students. For Science Fair help click on “Browse Topics” and then click on “Science Fair Projects and Experiments.”
Health Source-Consumer Edition: Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, searchable full-text health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.
Historical New York Times: Complete back issues (including images) from the first issue in 1851 through 2013. (Note: To get to this database, select the database "News- The Historical New York Times" from the list on the top left of the screen.)
Issues and Controversies: Essays written to give students a thorough review of all sides of a topical issue or controversy.
Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every time period and literary discipline.
Literature Reference Books: Literary criticism, poetry, drama, and short stories. Magill’s Medical Guide: Diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine.