South High Library's Databases

A database is any collection of data, or information, that is specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer.  South High Library's collection includes databases of magazines, research journals, newspapers, reference book excerpts, photographs, web sites, maps, and poetry.  Access from any computer in South High is free.  To use the databases from home see a librarian for a remote username and password or, visit the Great Neck Public Library's database collection (have your library card ready).

Online Databases

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General Reference Art Business College and Career Resources Communications, Computers, and Media
General Newspaper and
Periodical Indexes
Health Literature Music Psychology
Primary Research Sources
Science Social Studies/History Statistics Video Resources

NOTE: All databases with the NOVELNY graphic - - have been provided by the New York State Library. NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

General Reference

    Gale Power Search - articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.

    CQ Global Researcher - provides definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues. Written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience, these reports make use of such popular sections as "current situation," "pro-con," and a new feature called "voices from abroad."

    CQ Researcher - in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist and contains an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. CQ Researcher contains reports dating back to 1991.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - South High Library's localized collection of reference books and other nonfiction ebooks published by Gale.

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context - helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations. Contentes include pro/con viewpoint essays; topic overviews; more than 300 primary source documents; biographies of social activists and reformers; court-case overviews; periodical articles; statistical tables, charts and graphs; images and a link to Google Image Search; and podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs.

    Points of View Reference Center - contains a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Information is taken from periodicals, newspapers, book excerpts, biographies, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents, images, and video.

    Scholastic Go! (formerly Grolier Online) - Grolier ONline includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. It also contains the following features, GO Tutorial, GO Atlas, Feature Showcase, Today is..., NewsNow, For Educators.

    Statista - statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

    Worldbook Online Reference Center - includes World Book Student, World Book Kids, World Book Mobile, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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Art

    Grove Art Online - web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with ongoing additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links and all the sophisticated search advantages possible with an online reference resource.

    JSTOR - include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

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Business

    Business Economics and Theory - provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and business classes.

    Business Insights: Essentials - brings together a wide variety of global business information including company profiles, Thomson Financial Securities Data, and Investext reports as well as business magazines and newspapers. It contains 2850 full-text titles. Published by Gale Cengage Learning.

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College and Career Resources

    CareerZone - an online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market information.

    Vocation and Career Collection - finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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Communications, Computers, and Media

    Communications and Mass Media Collection - from marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

    Computer Database - Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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General Newspaper and Periodical Indexes

    Gannett Newsstand - contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

    General OneFile - news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

    Infotrac Newsstand - an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database that allows users to search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select their own screen appearance, search options and results format.

    National Newspaper Index: 1977- current - provides indexing (1977 to present) of America's top 5 newspapers; The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

    New York State Newspapers - Includes New York Post, Daily News, New York Times Magazine, Albany Times, etc.

    Pop Culture Collection - It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

    Popular Magazines - includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons.

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Health

    Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module: 1980 - current - an upgrade from the previous Health Reference Center-Academic. It Includes the respected Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, full-text magazines, journals, pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources, links to websites, Healthology (health and medical video content and physician-authored articles), and the latest health news from Harvard Health Publications, a division of the Harvard Medical School.
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Literature

    Bloom's Literary Reference Center - examines the lives and works of great writers throughout history. It contains an archive of 38,000 characters and extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres. It also includes hundreds of Harold Bloom's essays and his Canon of Literature.

    Film Literature Index - a free database containing approximately 700,000 citations (NOT FULL-TEXT) to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. Requires use of interlibrary loan.
    oetry, EXPLORING Shakespeare, EXPLORING Short Stories, and much more.

    JSTOR - include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work

    Literary Index by the Gale Group - index to 40 of the Gale Group's literary resources (mostly reference books), which contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

    Twayne's Authors Online - an online series featuring the content of more than 600 books that comprise three series - United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.

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Music

    Fine Arts and Music Collection - hundreds of full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Psychology

    Psychology Collection - hundreds of full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Primary Research - index to journal articles (primary source content for science research students).

See also "General Newspaper and Periodical Indexes" - Ebsco, Infotrac, and The Student Resource Center

    Academic OneFile - peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive.

    Communication Cache - is a scholarly resource containing articles available via open resources such as Google, Google Scholar, Yahoo Search, Microsoft Academic, Bing, unrestricted electronic libraries and original author web site postings.

    ERIC - The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. Also available is Search ERIC which holds more than 100,000 full-text documents that are freely available.
    Expanded Academic ASAP - access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology.

    Free Medical Journals - provides access to many research journals including JAMA, NEJM, Journal of Neuroscience, Cell, BMJ and many others. Some require a sign-in; many do not.

    FindArticles.com - a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.

    Google Scholar - contains scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

    Ingenta - 13,435,640 articles from 27,299 publications (5,400+ of which are full-text). Great for the upper-level researcher, Ingenta provides access to current research (mostly abstracts and citations) from numerous fields and disciplines. See Mr. Reader for interlibrary loan procedures.

    Jefferson Digital Commons - "a service of Thomas Jefferson University's Academic & Instructional Support & Resources Department (AISR). The Commons is a showcase for Jefferson books and journals, peer-reviewed scholarly publications, unique historical collections from the University archives, and teaching tools. The Jefferson Digital Commons allows researchers and interested readers anywhere in the world to learn about and keep up to date with Jefferson scholarship.”

    JSTOR - include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work

    Psychology Collection - gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index.

    PubMed Central - a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Science AAAS - online access to Science, one the world's leading journals of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Access rights include: Science - 1997-current issue, except Science Express PDF articles (Note: research papers in Science Express become available under this subscription after publication in the print version of the journal.) Science Classic: 1880-1996 (full-text of the journal back to 1880), ScienceNOW (news), and all free content on the site (Science Signaling, SAGE KE Table of Contents of current issues and back issues, Science Technical Comments, and ScienceCareers.org including Next Wave and GrantsNet).

    ScienceDirect - over 1,800 journals from Elsevier including top titles such as The Lancet, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over 6.5 million articles and over 60 million abstracts from all fields of science (free access to parts of the database).

    Scirus - searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages, while filtering out non-scientific web sites; finds peer-reviewed articles and abstracts including 14.6 million MEDLINE citations, 5.5 million ScienceDirect full-text articles, 1.2 million patents from the USPTO, 261,000 e-prints on ArXiv.org, 5,352 BioMed Central full-text articles, 10,600 NASA technical reports, 14,878 full text articles from Project Euclid, 56,000 full-text articles on Crystallography Journals Online, and 230,000 full-text journal articles on Scitation.

    SpringerLink - access to abstracts from journals, book series, books, reference works and an Online Archives Collection (free access to parts of the database).

    Statista - statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

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Science

    Environmental Studies and Policy Collection - coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes magazines and academic journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests..

    FishBase - a searchable database containing practically all fish species known to science.

    General Science Collection - include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work

    JSTOR - include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work

    Science AAAS - online access to Science, one the world's leading journals of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Access rights include: Science - 1997-current issue, except Science Express PDF articles (Note: research papers in Science Express become available under this subscription after publication in the print version of the journal.) Science Classic: 1880-1996 (full-text of the journal back to 1880), ScienceNOW (news), and all free content on the site (Science Signaling, SAGE KE Table of Contents of current issues and back issues, Science Technical Comments, and ScienceCareers.org including Next Wave and GrantsNet).

    Science in Context - an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

    Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine - the online index of the monthly magazine, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, geared to hobbyist keepers of tropical fish, with news and information on a variety of topics including: Care & Maintenance, Aquascaping, Husbandry, Health & Breeding, Species Reports, Aquarium Technology, Aquarium Science, Exploration & Collecting. South High's collection of print magazines reaches back to December 1999.

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Social Studies


    Countrywatch - up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world.

    Points of View Reference Center - contains a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Information is taken from periodicals, newspapers, book excerpts, biographies, raido and television news transcripts, primary source documents, images, and video.

    U.S. History in Context - a complete overview of U.S history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references; as well as other Gale proprietary content such as country and era overview information, and full-text periodicals and journals.

    War and Terrorism Collection - from the NYS Library through LSTA funds; A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

    World History Collection - from the NYS Library through LSTA funds; provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

    World History in Context - a complete overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references; as well as other Gale proprietary content such as country and era overview information, and full-text periodicals and journals.

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Statistics

    Statista - statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

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Video Resources

    BrainPop - creates animated, curricular content helps introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts. It can be used in traditional, blended, and/or "flipped" learning settings. Includes educational games and quizzes, such as "My BrainPOP," in which teachers and students can keep a record of learning accomplishments through quizzes, game play, and activities, and "Mixer", which lets users tailor assessments to meet all students' needs.

    Classroom Video on Demand - a web-based digital video delivery platform that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

    Discovery Education - high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas; Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more.

    PBS Learning Media - high quality digital resources, the majority of which comes from productions by WGBH in Boston, NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, and American Experience. It also contains lesson plans with links to video content.
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