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


    AAS Historical Periodicals:  Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.

     Britannica School High

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

     EBSCOhost MegaFILE

    EBSCO MegaFILE:  Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.

    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. 

    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 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.

     Owl Purdue OWL:  Online Writing Lab (OWL) with citation instructions, writing tips, grammar, and links to additional resources. 

    Student Resources in Context

    Gale in Context: High School

    Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.


     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

    About the AuthorInformation about the author's life, works, and literary criticism.

     Biography in Context

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

    Biography Reference

    Biography Reference Books: Reference books containing biographical information on a variety of living and dead individuals.

     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.

     Literature Resource Center

    Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every time period and literary discipline.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library Literature Reference BooksLiterary criticism, poetry, drama, and short stories.
    Magill's Medical Guide    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.

     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.”