InfoTrac® PowerSearch 
PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Thomson Gale's periodical databases in a single search.
Infobase Learning
Access to all MHS Infobase databases which include: Bloom's Literary Reference; Exploring Career Clusters; Issues & Controversies Online; Issues and Contoversies in Ameican History; Life in America; World Geography and Culture; Classroom Video on Demand.
( Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords)


Biography In Context
Contains full-text articles from magazines and newspapers; images and links to websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
"premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions" (from Gale website)

Facts on File Issues & Controversies
Explores hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. 
( Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords)

Issues & Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought. ( Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords)


Full text coverage of the Boston Globe, from 1980-present.

e-Edition Sign-in Page            
Curriculum Log-in (for teachers) (ask Media Specialist for password)

The Week Magazine



Gale Literary Sources  (formerly called Artemis)
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
 Literature Resource Center (LRC), LitFinder and Gale Virtural Reference Library which incluses: Poetry for Students, Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, and Drama for Students.

Salem Literature

Includes:  *Critical Insights: Authors
                 *Critical Insights: Works
( Ask the media specialists for the password)
 Literature: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library -- Literature
This is a direct link to the literature section of GVRL. From this link you can choose which one of the literature reference sources you want to search. These individual titles includePoetry, Novels, Drama or Short Stories for Students to name a few. Or you may choose to search all of the literature titles within GVRL.
Bloom's Literature
Bloom's Literature
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Now includes a a new "Performance Video" gateway to the nearly 100 full-length videos of classic productions, and a convenient iPad/movile-friendly format for all videos. (Booklist 11/1/13)
( Ask the media specialists for the passwords)

(Ask librarian for password to use the following databases from home)

 Salem Literature
Includes:  *Critical Insights: Authors
               *Critical Insights: Works
 Salem History 
Includes: *Great Lives and Great Events from History
              *Decades: 1930 through 1990 in America
              *Musicians and Composers
              *Notorious Lives
              *Milestone Documents: American History

Salem Health 
Includes: *Genetics
              *Psychology & Mental Health




Encyclopedia Britannica -- High School
Designed for high school students and contains articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Library Suite
Access to all Britannica school editions online.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Offers resources in Spanish for all ages. Includes Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and
Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.

Worldbook Online Databases [in library & from home]*
Includes: Early PeoplIncludes: es; World Book Online Info Finder; World Book Online Reference Center; World Books Online For Kids, World Book Differntiated Package; Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallagos. 
*To access students must use their Nevins Library Card.

Annals of American History
Original Source Documents from U.S. History.

World Data Analyst
Current and historical statistics on the countries of the world. 

video on demand
(currently unavailable)
Classroom Video on Demand  (currently unavailable)
Provides high schools with unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics.
( Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords) 
discovery educationDiscovery Education 
Find in a library with WorldCatWorldCat
Use the world's largest library catalog to help you find materials in libraries near you.
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 Teaching with Historic Places 
"Teaching with Historic Places (TwHp) uses properties listed in the National Parks Services to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics and other subjects. TwHp has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom." 
Lesson plans are arranged by: Location/State, Theme, Time period, Skill, Primary Source, National Standards for History and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.


A great tool to cite your sources.

Research Steps

Citing Sources

wordle primary sources
 General U.S. History
 Narional Archives Northeast Region:
 RUSA: Using Primary Sources on the Web:
 Library of Congress: American Memory:

Primary Source Documents:

 Discovering American Women's History Online:
 Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy:
 Eyewitness History--History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It:
 Making of America:
 Mass Moments--Massachusetts History:
 National History Day--U.S. Primary Sources:
 American Documents from St. Ambrose University:
 100 Milestone Documents:
 Great Speeches Collection:
 Fairfield Schools Links to Primary Source Sites:
 Mi nooka Community High School Libraries- Primary Sources Pathfinder:
 Virginia Tech University Libraries - American Civil War Manuscript Guides: