Databases & Electronic Resources
A Data What?
A database is an organized electronic collection of many sources, including print sources.
Okay...so what does that mean?
It means that you can search thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and books (among other kinds of sources) all from the comfort of your computer.
Pretty nifty, eh?
Here at Antelope High School, we have four databases. We also have several electronic resources to help make your researching a little easier.
Take note! These databases and some of the electronic resources are password protected. You can find the password here.
Databases vs. Open Web - A Comparison
Learn How to Search Databases and Plan and Evaluate Your Research
Database Tutorials: Tutorials to Help You Navigate Gale and ABC-Clio Databases
The Gale databases have information about all kinds of subjects--kind of like an encyclopedia. They are great for researching all kinds of information.There are two you can search:
- Student Resource Center
Good for general research on a whole host of topics. You might consider starting any research project here!
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
This database contains information mostly about controversial topics. If you're looking for sources that help construct an argument or for different points of view about a topic, this is the one for you.
The ABC-Clio database is fantastic for research about historical and social science issues.We subscribe to four:
- PowerSearch (library ID: ante588) Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.
- American Government Database
- American History Database
- World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
- World History: The Modern Era
Sacramento Library Databases: Click on the link and then select Students K-12. Once you choose the database you would like to search, enter your Sacramento Library Card Number and PIN. You can search all of their databases, which include the Science. Literary, Point of View, Biography and History Reference Centers as well as Academic Journals, the Student Research Center, and the Virtual Reference Library, plus more.
is the go-to site for learning more about any subject - offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites. The high school database offers:
is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish:
Create an Individual “My Britannica” Account (Save & Share Content):
- While already in the product (You see the 3 trees), click ‘My Britannica’ at the top right of the screen.
- Click ‘sign up’ and enter the requested information.
- Create a unique username/password (different from your school log-in.)
- Choose if you’re a Teacher or Student, hit OK and your personal account with be created.
Millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals.
Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking.
Concise cultural information on countries around the world.
General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available.
Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.
Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators.
School & Educators Complete – eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology).
- Student Resource Center
The Sacramento Bee (class id: lewis, password: 2843)
This is more than just the Sac Bee's website--it's an electronic version of the actual paper. You can browse through the pages, search for articles, and print them out effortlessly.New! El Nuevo Herald - The paper in Spanish!
Need help with vocabulary, finding another way to say something in a paper? Merriam-Webster.com has a dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, and more all in one spot. The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. DPLA, Digital Public Library of America, aims to create a national digital library. DPLA offers millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more. DPLA allows you to search by timelines, maps, and exhibits from museums. Need access to art images and information from around the world? The Museum of Online Museums houses online exhibits from museums around the world. They not only have current exhibitions but also archived exhibitions from museums like The Met and The Musee d’Orsay. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. America’s History through our nation’s art is what you will find on this site. PicturingAmerica is an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities that brings masterpieces of American Art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires us to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The website is the digital face of their brick and mortar building. Explore the online encyclopedia, search through useful teaching materials and lesson plans, as well as delve into reference services and so much more.
The TeenHealth & The Media website is a virtual meeting place for teens, parents, educators, health professionals, and others who share a strong commitment to teen health. Using the power of media literacy, we encourage young people to make healthy choices and to interact with the media both as critical viewers and creators. KidsHelpPhone is based in Canada but has a lot of useful information on a variety of topics including bullying, cyberbullying, emotional health and well-being, dating, and more…. TeensHealth.org, run by the non-profit Nemours Centers for Children’s Health Media, is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. Above the Influence is the official website created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This campaign is inspired by teens and how they deal with the daily influences that shape their decisions. Want to be healthy? The AmericanHeart Association’s Get Healthy Website is making daily health a priority! Healthy For Good is a revolutionary movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Addressing Japanese or Chinese History in a research project? Click here to access images of every sort. VisualizingCultures was launched at MIT in 202 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world or imagined it to be. Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address “culture” in much broader ways – cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of “Self” and “Others”, and so on. Einstein Archive Online is a digital archive of Einstein’s writings on topics from science to travel and more. The Nelson Mandela Digital ArchiveProject aims to locate, document, digitize, and provide access to all archival materials related to Nelson Mandela’s Life Work. Learn where to find answers to the most requested facts about the United States of America. Business laws, code of federal regulations, database search of laws and regulations... Libraries Local, federal, and national libraries; online library databases; & more. Free Online/Internet Legal Resources Taxpedia: a searchable database of laws, regulations, excise tax advisories, ... and Federal Register; CommerceBusiness Daily; congressional bills, calendars, & more.
YALSA Book Finder Need a great book but don’t know where to start. Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists in order to find the best teen picks. You can search by genre, author, title, and more and begin your reading journey.
100 Milestone Documents This is more than just an American History Resource – it’s an electronic version of the most important documents in American History. You can explore, print, or save these documents in pdf format. The documents reflect America’s diversity and unity, America’s past and future, and mostly America’s commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."
Need access to credible print resources for your research project. The Library of Congress offers several collections and catalogs for your research needs from a prints and photographs online catalog with over 1 million digital images, to a sound online inventory catalog with broadcast and archival recordings, to a Databases: Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog, to digital resources from their digital collection that cover all subject areas in their digital collections link.
Want direct links to websites on particular topics to save yourself some research time. Search the Dewey Catalog by topic and be linked to apps and/or websites like the Smithsonian, PBS, etc… What is Dewey you ask? The Dewey Decimal System, named after Melvil Dewey, is how Libraries organize all of their books by topic. Want a book on History or Geography, look in the 900s. Want a book on Law, look in the 340s. This website gives you all of the topics! Just Do the Dewey with this link.
Need teen directed news articles on a variety of topics. This is a great resource. Articles are available in Spanish as well.