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Library Databases


Click on the above link to access the library's complete collection
of materials (OPAC) including Ebooks, which can be accessed from home!

NoodleTools is the web's most comprehensive platform for the academic research process:

  • Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.
  • Differentiated, intelligent software and expert personal support for upper-elementary through university students       



SIRS Discoverer®, an informative database of full-text articles, helps develop research, reading, writing, language and computer skills while making learning fun and intuitive for the young researcher. Children can do research, read stories, learn about important people, places and events, find fun projects to do, and much, much more.

SIRS® Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for the research and understanding of 320+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. Editorially-created Topic Overview pages help build solid foundations for understanding each issue. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy skills are promoted through engaging Essential Questions with answers and viewpoint articles. All articles, websites, videos, multimedia graphics, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents are hand-selected from thousands of national and international sources.


NOVELNY gives communities across New York State online access to the full text
of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other references.

Scholastic GO!formerly Grolier Online) on NOVELNY includes access to Amazing Animals of the World*, America the Beautiful*,Encyclopedia Americana,Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples*,The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science*, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre* as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

New Book of Popular Science (Visit NOVELNY and click on Scholastic GO! and then New Book of Popular Science) is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.


Easy-to-access, authoritative DK content
Subject-based, curriculum-linked articles to support classroom learning and teaching
Up-to-date resources and ideas for projects and homework 


Gale Student Resource Center Gold

Opposing Viewpoints in Context -- New!

Visit NOVELNY and click on Opposing Viewpoints in Context. This site contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Subscription Databases

BrainPOP is an educational program that provides curriculum-based content spanning seven main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health, Arts & Music, and Technology.   It currently features more than 600 animated movies. Each movie is supported by activities such as a quiz, comic strip, experiment and other printable worksheets, all of which speak to kids in a language and voice that they can understand. BrainPOP's movie topics are engaging, enlightening, and entertaining!

Visit Mrs. O'Connell's eBoard by clicking the image below.



Check out the North Shore Public Library databases from home including WorldBook online.  You need your library card number to access.


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