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 School High

    Britannica School Middle:  Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

    Country Reports

    Country Reports:  CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. 

    Explora Teens  

    Explora Teens:  Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. 

    Kids InfoBits

    Kids InfoBitsPopular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and newspapers written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags

    Points of View Reference Center

    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 Newsstream:  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. 


    Research in Context

    Research in ContextA middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.


     Scott County Library Databases

    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:  

     Biography in Context

    Biography in Context:  A comprehensive database of biographical information throughout history, around the world and across all disciplines and subject areas.

     Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

     Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource:  Written for middle school and high school audiences, profiles animals found all over the world.  Includes lists species by biome and geographic range. Get to all the volumes using the drop down list on the right hand side of the Table of Contents Page.

     Historical New York Times

    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 & Controversies  

    Issues and Controversies: Essays written to give students a thorough review of all sides of a topical issue or controversy.

     Science in Context

    Science in Context: Science, math and technology topics for students. For Science Fair help click on “Browse Topics” and then click on “Science Fair Projects and Experiments.”