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Online Databases

Use the guide below to help you find the appropriate database for your needs. Click on the database icon to go directly to the database. You will need the username and password to access this information.
 
LAHS Datases: Which should I use
Are you researching...
 
 
A General Topic?

A General Topic?

EBSCO, Student Resources in Context, and ProQuest Central give you access to full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. (Click on logos to go to database sites)
 
EBSCO
 
GALE
 
 
ProQuest
 
A Controversial Issue?

A Controversial Issue?

Opposing Viewpoints in Context, ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher, and Exploring Issues are great for opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
 
Opposing Viewpoints
 
SIRS
 
Preference Point
 
Need Statistics?

Need Statistics?

Statista is an online statistics portal that provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions.
 
Statista
 
Something Academic?

Something Academic?

JSTOR has more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources.
 
JSTOR
 
Need a Video?

Need a Video?

PBS Video Collection
 
The PBS Video Collection 4th Edition contains more than 1,200 streaming videos and provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS all on the Alexander Street platform. From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more, the PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition gives your students and teachers access to one of television’s most trusted networks.
Something in Science?

Something in Science?

Integrating case studies, news, reference materials, academic journals, videos, and more, Environmental Studies is updated daily with relevant information. The resource offers nearly 400 topic, state, and province pages across the science, social studies, and humanities curriculum, including Water Privatization, Ecotourism, Air Pollution, Green Economy, and more.
 
Gale Environmental Studies
Something in U.S. History?

Something in U.S. History?

U.S. History in Context is for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History.
 
US History
 
World History in Context  A broad collection of scholarly analysis, full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.
 
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(To access World History in Context you will need your username: S + Student ID (9-digit) + MVLA (e.g. S100012345MVLA) and password: 4 digits of birth month and day (e.g. May 17 = 0517)
 
A Global Issue?

A Global Issue?

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
 
Global Issues in Conext
 
Proquest Culture Grams National and international geographical information including maps, statistics, history, infographics, and images. Explore the United States, Canada, and over 200 more countries around the world.
 
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(To access CultureGrams you will need your username: S + Student ID (9-digit) + MVLA (e.g. S100012345MVLA) and password: 4 digits of birth month and day (e.g. May 17 = 0517)
 
An author or novel?

An author or novel?

Literature Criticism Online Includes two reference works: Contemporary Literary Criticism provides critiques of key literary works as well as author biographies. Drama Criticism contains biographical information about playwrights and critical opinions of plays.
 
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Literary Reference Center Plus A full-text resource for the world’s most studied authors and their works.
 
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(To access these databases you will need your username: S + Student ID (9-digit) + MVLA (e.g. S100012345MVLA) and password: 4 digits of birth month and day (e.g. May 17 = 0517)