Databases at Wilson

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Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, collaborative research and writing.

General Databases: 

These databases provide encyclopedia articles on many different subjects.  

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home access:

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Password: worldbook

The online encyclopedia World Book Student provides an entry-level reference source, whether searching for facts or browsing for fun. World Book Student is aimed toward an audience of upper-elementary through middle school students

Research in Context

Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

Infotrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

General One File
General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality.

Science Databases

Science in Context 

Science In Context is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. 

Science Reference Center
Home Access
Username – wilson2
Password – Wildcats!1

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

History/Social Studies


World Geography by ABC CLIO
ABC-CLIO Password: wilsonmid/student
World Geography: Understanding a Changing World connects student researchers with more than 15,000 primary and secondary sources to drive analysis of the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces at play in the modern globalized world.

American Government by ABC CLIO
ABC-CLIO Password: wilsonmid/student
American Government explains the nuanced structure and foundations of U.S. government and connects these concepts to current issues and questions about political processes, constitutional rights, and international relations. It identifies values the government has traditionally upheld and how the government of today continues to reflect those values, while simultaneously examining changes that the government has undergone since the nation's founding.

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
ABC-CLIO Password: wilsonmid/student
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society treats the most compelling and divisive topics in modern society with authoritative historical context; balanced, expert perspectives; and carefully selected primary and secondary sources. Researchers find coverage of issues ranging in nature from environmental to social and domestic to international, with examples such as election reform, LGBT rights, border security, and gun control. 

Country Reports
username: wilson  Password: wildcats
CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the wor

Global Issues in Context
Global Issues In Context supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

US History in Context
U.S. History In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

World History in Context
World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today's headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.

Points of View Reference Center
User ID: s9627801 Password: wordpass@1
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Ancient Civilizations by Cavendish Square
Home Access:  user name: wilson  Password: wildcats

Renaissance and Reformation by Cavendish Square
Home Access:  user name: wilson  Password: wildcats


Biography In Context

Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


Books and Authors

The New York Times

The Boston Globe

Vocations and Careers Collection

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

ABC CLIO  Health and Wellness
ABC-CLIO Password: wilsonmid/student
Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society, and Yourself dives deep into today's top health-related issues, exploring their historical contexts, current complexities, impacts on physical and mental well-being, and global reach. Authoritative yet accessible reference content includes the insightful perspectives of a diverse group of experts, giving students the full picture on complex and controversial concepts. Through its collection of carefully curated primary and secondary sources, this multifaceted database offers students a rich resource for school learning and research as well as personal explorations.

Teacher Resources:

Information Science and Library Issues Collections

‚ÄčLiterature resources:

CLCD image Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

provides us with the following:

  • A variety of search options to help you find books by subject, age level, genre and much more.
  • Reading Measurement Programs (Lexile, AR, Scholastic Reading Counts).
  • A Children's Catalog (H. W. Wilson) recommended electronic resource.
  • Teaching Tools--which includes lesson plans, teaching guides and the like.
  • More than 145,000 links to web pages featuring authors and illustrators.
  • Reviews from over 35 qualified Children Literature reviewers.

User id: wilson
Password: wildcats

Check these databases for the best books published each year.

Link to Children's Core Collection website

Link to Middle & Junior High Core Collection website

Link to Senior High Core Collection website

Username: wilson2

Password: Wildcats!1

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Google Art Project

National Gallery of Art

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