Databases for Research

PPCHS Media Center Databases

The Media Center Databases below have full-text articles from specialized reference sources that provide you with citations for your Works Cited page as well as allow you to email the articles.  For home access and the password please check with Mrs. Chorzelewski in the Media Center.

Reference Library
Description/Information/Resource Guides
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undefined Opens in new windowAcademic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

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LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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Gale Literary Sources 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. 

litrc-web Opens in new windowFind up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 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.

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

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Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

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The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

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Access thousands of videos that can be used in the Classroom at your convenience. The citation tool provides formatted citations for the following standards: MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and Harvard. The citation tool can be accessed on any Media Page by clicking on the Citation tool below the player.

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World Book Student Opens in new windowAccess the World Book Encyclopedia online from the comfort of your home. Utilize the Advanced, Discover, Kids, Students, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and timelines resources.