Research Databases

ABC-CLIO ABC-CLIO Social Studies contains lessons and activities that use primary and secondary sources in American History, World History, American Government and World Geography for making information connections to events both past and present.

Artemis: Literature integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

   Biography in Context gives access to information from Thomson Gale Group publications along with full-text periodical articles. Search on date, ethnicity, occupation and other criterion.
Blooms Blooms Literature examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature through articles, essays and video.


Britannica School is a continually updated, multipurpose, multi level reference encyclopedia with pictures, maps, videos, animations, and links to websites.

Cavendish Square Cavendish Square is a cross-searchable selection of web-based reference works for science and social studies including: Social Studies: America in the Twentieth Century, Ancient and Medieval World, Exploring Ancient Civilizations, Supreme Court Milestones, Civil War, Colonial America   Science: Earth and Physical Sciences, Elements, Exploring Earth and Space Science, Exploring Life Science, Growing Up with Science, Habitats of the World, Insects and Spiders of the World, International Wildlife, Life Science.
Culture Grams

CultureGrams provides historical and contemporary insight on the world’s people bringing both facts and a local perspective on daily life, history and culture.


eLibrary has periodical and digital media content, with more than 1,200 magazines, newspapers, books, TV/radio transcripts, maps, images, Web links and audio/video titles.

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FCPL Databases offer additional sources in a vast array of subjects. 


Gale Online Resources provides a suite of products including Business & Company Resource Center; Expanded Academic ASAP, General Reference Center Gold, Health and Wellness Resource Center, InfoTrac K12 Databases, and Infotrac Onefile.



Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives from a variety of sources on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues of 21st century importance.


Greenr The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues including energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.


JSTOR gives access to academic journal articles across the humanities, social sciences and sciences for Advanced Placement research. Important note: Do not login via institution. You must sign in using MyJSTOR Username and MyJSTOR Password.


Literature Resource Center is a source for literary journals, author biographies, critical essays, plot summaries, etc.


LitFinder offers access to full-text poetry, short stories, speeches and plays along with biographies, criticisms and a glossary.

Myon Myon is an online collection of read-along enhanced digital versions of books. Username:( your student ID# )  Password: (your FCPS network password)


NoodleTools is a tool which assists in composing MLA or APA style bibliographies.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a resource for social issues research. Access view point articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary source documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


Science in Context includes topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations from periodicals, reference books, and scientific journals.

SIRS Decades

SIRS Decades: 20th Century American Sources, is an electronic subscription resource containing Primary Source and reference content from the 20th century.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a reference tool for research, reading, writing, language and computer skills for middle school and ESOL students.

SIRS Knowledge Source SIRS Knowledge Source contains three databases:  Researcher (current issues), Government Reporter, and Renaissance (the humanities).
Smithsonian Primary Sources  Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History brings the past to life with a curated collection of images and documents directly from the Smithsonian archives and Gale’s leading digital collections.

Soundzabound offers a wide variety of copyright safe music, audio themes and sound effects to use with podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!


Student Resources in Context contains primary documents, essays, biographies critical analyses, background information and full text coverage from magazines and newspapers including photographs, illustrations, audio and video.

   Testing and Education Resource Center is a resource with practice AP, SAT, ACT and other tests. Test ebooks and a resume maker are also available on this website. After signing in with the hayfield password, users will be required to create their own user name and password to use the resources on this site.
Tumble Books

Tumble Book Cloud is an online collection of read-along titles which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. The collection features chapter books, early readers, YA/Teen Novels, high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students, plus classics of American and English literature.

Tumble Book Cloud Jr Tumble Book Cloud Jr( is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
   U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.

World Book

World Book Advanced

World Book Spanish World Book DiscovererRemote access users see links at bottom of WB home page.

World Book Online is a continually updated, multipurpose reference encyclopedia with pictures, maps, videos, animation, sound, and links to periodicals and Websites.

*World Book Advanced High school level version of the standard print encyclopedia *World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia Spanish language version of the this encyclopedia *World Book Discoverer Easy to use encyclopedia articles


World History in Context is a comprehensive online collection that uses an intuitive, Web-like interface to provide multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content that supports today’s history research requirements.