HSPLS - Databases for High School Students & Teachers

High School

Agricola - Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides access to more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

Alternative Health Watch - Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

ARRC (Auto Repair Reference Center) - Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are on a regular basis.

Biography in Context - An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia, allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition - A cross-curricular database that contains full text from a range of nonfiction books, including many popular series. Includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Business Insights: Essentials - Business Insights is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business Source Complete - This business research database features the full text for more than 3,800 journals. Indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

ChiltonLibrary.com - ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Consumer Health Complete - Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to perspectives on holistic and alternative medicine. Draws on encyclopedias, pamphlets and reports written for the general public. Includes images, diagrams and videos. See also Health Source: Consumer Edition.

Corruption Perceptions Index - Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the best known of our tools. First launched in 1995, it has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda. The CPI ranks almost 200 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.

CQ Researcher - Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics of health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

CQ Weekly - A complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Academic Edition - Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - High School Edition - Includes broad coverage of topics subdivided into separate databases by reading and interest levels. Has teacher resources, interactive atlas, dictionary and more. Also try Britannica Online Public Library Edition or Academic Edition.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Public Library Edition - BOLLE delivers two sites in one, with separate home pages and resources for adults and children that allow libraries to tailor the site to their patrons’ needs. The Reference Center Home Page is an entryway to all the resources for older students and adults and the Kids Home Page is an entryway to all the resources created for children and young adults.

ERIC - ERIC, Education Resources Information Center, is the online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to an expansive body of education literature (1966-present) to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Explora High Schools - Designed with high school students and educators in mind, this database provides content from popular magazines, reference books, primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. Explora features thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports and topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encylopedia - A student encyclopedia, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

Gale Artemis Literary Sources - Search across centuries to unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Workflow tools include term clusters, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, interface translation, along with a more dynamic search experience.

Global Terrorism Database - The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2010 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 98,000 cases.

GreenFile - Includes scholarly, government and general interest sources covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Hawaiian Legends Index - The Legends Index offers subject access to 77 publications of Hawaiian legends in English. Subjects indexed include: places (e.g. Kaneohe, Waikiki, Kona (Hawaii island), Kona (Kauai), Kona (Oahu), Kona (Molokai), Haleakala, heiau, fishponds, tombs, temples); mythological and historical figures (e.g. Laka, Hiiaka, Gods and Goddesses, Kapiolani, genealogy); plants (e.g. taro, trees, sweet potatoes); animals (e.g. sharks, dogs, turtles, owls, rats); objects and activities (e.g. war clubs, toys, holua, sleep, fishhooks, canoes and canoeing, dancing, dreams); human characteristics (e.g. stinginess, jealousy, love); geographical features (e.g. rivers, rocks, volcanoes, caves).

Health & Wellness Resource Center w/Alternative Health Module - Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Source Consumer Edition - A rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser database, from Proquest News, searches or browses full-text articles from the Honolulu Advertiser (Nov. 30, 2002-Jun. 6, 2010), the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Mar. 18, 1996 Jun. 6, 2010), and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (June 7, 2010 to the present) which was formed when the Honolulu Star-Bulletin merged into the Honolulu Advertiser.

InfoTrac Custom Journals - Gale customers know that our periodical collection is among the largest online collections of current, full-text periodicals available, featuring more than 17,000 titles in all. Many customers, however, may want additional control over their database. In response, Gale developed Custom Journals, an optional suite of features to enhance periodical subscriptions.

Literature Resource Center - LRC - The database resources have been moved to Gale Artemis Literary Sources

MarciveWeb DOCS (Inside Library only) - For fast, targeted searches of government publications MarciveWeb DOCS is your best choice. Regardless of whether you're a depository library, MarciveWeb DOCS provides accurate, current information about the location of US government documents.

MAS Complete - Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books, tens of thousands of biographies, and thousands of primary source documents. MAS Complete also provides an image collection of more than 1.2 million photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

MasterFILE Complete - Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,240 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for nearly 1,000 reference books and over 55,170 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 1.1 million photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MedicLatina - MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

Medline - MEDLINE contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world. PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.

Military & Government Collection - Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the U. S. military and government. Valuable for History Day and other social studies research topics.

National Geographic Magazines - Features the complete archive of the flagship magazine, from October 1888 to the most current issue. Every page and every photograph is fully searchable. Also includes, under For Kids tab, access to National Geographic Kids magazines from February 2009 to May 2013.

National Geographic Virtual Library - This award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Features the complete archive of the magazine. Includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.

Newspaper Source Plus - Provide selected full text articles for U.S. national and regional newspapers and for selected international newspapers. The database also contains television & radio transcripts, news wires, and primary source material.

Novelist - A readers’ advisory service that provides information on fiction titles for all ages by genre, and suggests author read-alikes, book discussion guides, theme-oriented reading lists and more.

Points of View Reference Center - This database is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

Proquest Digital Microfilm (Available ONLY in the following libraries: Hawaii State Library, Kaimuki Library, Kaneohe Library, Kahului Library, and Hilo Library.) - This database shows the Honolulu Advertiser/Honolulu Star-Advertiser in the published format, including all the ads and inserts. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser + Honolulu Advertiser selection displays papers from June 1, 2010 to current.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO.

Science in Context - The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from magazines and academic journals, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Science Reference Center - Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Testing & Education Reference Center - Ideal for high school students on the college prep track or interested in attaining a professional job. Provides scholarship information, college search, specialty & career program search, and test preparation for GED, Civil Service Jobs and the military. Use to take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks.

TOPICsearch - Current events database that allows searchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

U.S. History in Context - Provides access to historical primary source documents, images, reference articles and full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-colonial times to present.

World History in Context - Has information on world history from antiquity to the present, including the Mediterranean, Near East, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, the Middle Ages and Renaissance from primary sources, reference titles and academic journals.