Database & Digital Resources

 - Noodle Tools -

*New Databases: World History, US History*

On Campus Only:  -  Trace your family tree and learn something interesting about yourself! - Military record database - Historic archives of many newspapers

Digital Resources – Explained

Artemis Literary Sources

Search the entire E-reference collection by keyword or term, as well as search over 130,000 writers in all disciplines to find biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews.  Artemis also offers great visuals of term and theme interconnectivity.


Search over 200,000 archived magazines, newspapers, images and academic periodicals. This database package includes:
  • EBSCOhost Web
    • Includes: Advanced Placement Source, GreenFILE (environmental issues), Newswires, Newspaper Source Plus, MasterFILE (general reference & periodicals to 1975), ERIC (education journals), MAS Ultra (SS magazines), Middle Search Plus (MS magazines)
  • Kids Search
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • AP Images Collection
  • Student Research Center

Encyclopedia Britannica

This subscription offers access for Britannica School, a general reference source with three different reading levels for lower, middle, and senior school students.

Global Issues in Context

Browse issues by topic, region, country or controversy to find background information, articles, and videos.


Access articles and reviews from more than 2,000 academic journals.


Resource lists compiled by your teachers and librarians to help you on particular projects and topics.

New York Times Current (1980 – 2012)

Search all NYT articles in this timeframe by keyword, person, or date.

New York Times Historical (1851 – 2010)

Search all NYT articles in this timeframe by keyword, person, or date.

Noodle Tools

Students can create digital note cards, keep track of resources, and create works cited pages in MLA, APA or Chicago styles.  If you forget your username and/or password, please contact Ms. Neely.

Opposing Viewpoints

This database draws from other news sources and journals to organize information by browsable contemporary issues and present multiple perspectives on the topic.

Power Library

Pennsylvania’s POWER Library offers a variety of resources, including:
  • Associated Press Images
  • Contemporary Authors
  • BookFlix eBooks
  • EBSCOHost eBooks
  • SIRS Discoverer
  • CyberSmarts: eBooks for navigating the internet safely

Virtual Reference Library

Click here to search through all of the digital reference books available through Hansen Library.
 If you are working from home, you will be required to enter a username and password to gain access to certain resources.  If you do not know the username and password, contact Ms. Neely via email or stop by the library. 

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

This is a social studies database focused on exploring the evolution and development of specific regions, people, and countries.

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