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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/annotationcollaborative research and writing.
  • Differentiated, intelligent software and expert personal support for upper-elementary through university students    


Gale Student Resource Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.




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.

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

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

Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.  Available at two levels-primary and secondary. 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 which includes subject-based, curriculum-linked articles to support classroom learning and teaching as well as up-to-date resources and ideas for projects and homework. 


For Teachers, Students, and History Explorers:  Access thousands of primary sources including letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types, spanning the course of American history. Borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities created by the National Archives, and teachers around the world. Copy and modify activities for your students or create your own activities using the online tools. It’s as simple as: (1) selecting a tool, (2) choosing your primary sources, and (3) customizing instructions.



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!


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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