Students (K to 12)

Database NameDatabase Description
Book Review Digest PlusBrings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, and more with coverage back to 1983.
CREDO Common Core CollectionGeneral reference resource for researchers at any level. Addresses over 100 topics and includes articles from over 1,100 titles as well as thousands of short reference videos and high-resolution art images.
Explora Elementary School Edition First stop for elementary school students just beginning to do research.
Explora for High SchoolFirst stop for high school students, this database delivers results including articles, essays, primary source documents and videos.
Funk & Wagnalls New EncyclopediaContains easy-to-read entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students
Houston ChronicleFull-text from articles in the Houston Chronicle from 1985 through the present.
Literary Reference CenterProvides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
MAS Ultra School EditionFor high school libraries, this contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
Middle Search PlusFor junior high students, this database contains full-text magazine articles, biographies, primary sources, and historical essays.
Houston Metropolitan NewsFind information on community and state issues, business, cultural events, government, politics and more from over 70 Houston area news sources including newspapers, blogs and web-only content.
Newspaper SourceProvides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, as well as full-text television & radio news transcripts.
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextCovers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. Supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Includes a category for the National Debate Topic.
Primary SearchFor elementary school students, this database has articles from popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia articles and lots of pictures.
SciTech CollectionCovers key STEM areas and carefully curated STEM related ebooks.
Science in ContextIncludes contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics contained in full-text magazines and more.
TeachingBooks.net Provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books in an easy-to-use online resource.
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TOPIC SearchAllows students to explore current events including social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms.
20th Century American Poetry & 20th Century English PoetryIncludes the full-text of American & British Poetry from the 20th Century.