Library Research Databases

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    Databases are online information resources purchased by PXU to help students find quality, reliable information to support their classroom learning. When working on PXU computers, there is automatic access to these online resources. Usernames and passwords are required when trying to access the resources remotely. 
    Contact your campus librarian for all the login information required for remote access. 
       DATABASE / LINK                            DESCRIPTION 

    ABC-CLIO covers Social Studies, Geography, Government, History, Issues and Culture. Used for Social Studies textbook.

    Britannica School

    Britannica School has three reading levels for research information plus links to reviewed websites. Has an atlas and timeline, plus you can make your own timeline.
    Free ePacks for teaching and learning science and social studies, limited time

    Britannica Escolar

    Britannica Escolar offers the same resources in Spanish.
    Britannica ImageQuest has millions of rights-cleared images with citations from one trusted site. You have permission to use any images (with citations) found in ImageQuest in your academic work. 

     EBSCO online databases

    EBSCO  Full-text coverage of hundreds of popular magazines, academic journals, reference books, primary sources, newspapers, and television and radio news transcripts. Research information for literature, health, history, pro/con topics, recommended books and much more. Tip: Try Academic Search Premier as one of your selected databases. NEW LOGIN add ! at the end of the usual password for remote access to EBSCO

     Gale online resources

    GALE includes GREENR, Interactive Science, GVRL, Literature Resource Center, Power Search, Global Issues and Student Resources in Context. Use the links below to access these valuable resources.

    GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment; Energy; and Natural Resources)  

    GALE GREENR offers global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

     Gale Sci Int

    GALE Virtual Reference Library gives you unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

     Gale LRC

    GALE Literature Resource Center offers biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.
    PowerSearch GALE Power Search is a search of all of our Gale resources at once to deliver magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, books, videos, images and podcast content on the topic.
    Student Resources In Context                 
     GALE Student Resources in Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards. Learners can access news content with images, broadcast videos, archival film clips, and audio from popular sources like the BBC News, New York Times and NPR.

    Infobase provides High School Plus Video Collection and Career & Technical Education Video Collection with award-winning digital reference content to schools and libraries. Search by topics, grade level and standards for streaming video.

    Ferguson's Career Guidance Centerfind careers, scholarships, video interviews, interest inventory and colleges


    NEWSELA  current events with interactive tools for classroom use in all subject areas.

     Academic Video Online

    ProQuest Academic Video Online (AVON) has curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Streaming video ranges from exclusive, must-have titles to what’s become the largest library-oriented video database in the world.


    ProQuest databases include SIRS Knowledge Source with trending Social Issues presented in Pro/Con viewpoints with critical thinking questions and timelines.

    EBSCO LearningExpress

    PrepStep and Learning Express

    A database for test practices including ASVAB, ACT, SAT, and professional licenses

     Teen Health & Wellness

    Teen Health & Wellness is filled with information about teen issues including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, links to hotlines.

     Visual Thesaurus

    Visual Thesaurus provides synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech in a fun, interactive web to help students increase vocabulary and improve writing.

     WBKids  WBStudent  WBAdvanced

    World Book Online Encyclopedia covers everything with access to three reading levels- Kids, Student, Advanced. Hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. Plus seamless article translations in more than 100 other languages.


    World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish database with hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. 

     WB Timelines

    World Book Timelines has over 650 customizable timelines with personalization options. Create and save your own. Includes everything from the Arts and Sciences to World History.