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Research Databases

Midwood High School Library provides remote access to curriculum related online databases so that our students may conduct research from home or from other remote Internet access locations. Remote access to these databases requires passwords and for several databases, user names.

Please contact your school library media specialists for a list of user names and passwords.

Alphabetical List of Midwood High School Library Databases





American History

African American history

Modern, Medieval, & Ancient History

Academic OneFile

A comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals

Book List Online

Book Reviews

Career Zone


Presents current occupational information, enables students to create resumes & cover letters, and provides links to scholarships.

eBooks – ProQuest Ebook Central

Over 100,000 books on a variety of topics, Includes academic level

Educators Reference Complete


Resource for educators and education students.  Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic


Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar (Spanish)


Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.  Available at two levels—primary and secondary.

Encyclopedia Britannica School


A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.  Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high


Institute of Education Sciences

Gale Databases Cengage Learning Center


General and specialized research databases on Health, Business, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, the Environment, Art & Music, Gender Studies, Psychology, U.S, & World History, and Opposing View Points – Pro and Con Views about Social Issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 


eBooks on Arts, Biography, Business, Environment, General Reference, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.

General OneFile

A broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and videos that support general interest research and exploration

Health Reference Center Academic

Periodicals and reference book content supporting research in health studies



National Institutes of Health's Web site that provides up-to date and reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues

New York Times Replica Edition


Original NY Times newspapers of the current calendar year.

(Can be accessed only in the school)


For previous years go to Gale Databases & select NY State


Occupational Outlook Handbook


Career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Pro and Con Views on social Current Issues

ProQuest Databases


Global leading issues, periodicals, newspapers, primary source materials, eBooks and multimedia & image collections

Salem Press/Reference Shelf

History, Health, Careers, and Literature eBooks and selected essays exploring current events topics

Science Direct

Physical Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities


Checks for students’ original writing and avoidance of plagiarism. Creates technology to improve student writing and
empower original thinking.

World Book Encyclopedia


Reference resource that provides information on all branches of knowledge, written by experts in their respective fields of study.



Citation Style Guides:
Brooklyn College Library
Concordia University Libraries
Paisley Currah's Writing Guide
Intellectual Integrity: NYCDOE Safety and Discipline Code
New York City Dept. of Education Internet Acceptable Use Policy
New York City Dept. of Education Discipline Code
Additional databases may be available to public library members. Please contact your public library for access information.

Public Libraries:
For additional information or questions, please contact Midwood’s school library media specialists.

Midwood High School Library assumes no liability or responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of any information located through commercial databases. Reference herein to any specific commercial product or service does not necessarily constitute its endorsement.

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