General Resources, Encyclopedias

  • Classroom Video on Demand
    Classroom Video on Demand is a comprehensive streaming video subscription service for high schools, featuring unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. Brought to you by Facts On File, in conjunction with Films for the Humanities and Sciences (FFH&S), Classroom Video On Demand is a compilation of FFH&S’s best high-school-level video content spanning across all subject areas.
  • Educator's Reference Complete
    Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.
  • Encyclopedia Americana
    Encyclopedia Americana -- A standard in school, academic, and public libraries, the Encyclopedia Americana is easy to search online. This database helps middle- to upper-grade students find a wealth of information to assist with homework and research projects.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition
    Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition provides access to three databases: -- Encyclopædia Britannica for high school students and up, -- Comptons by Britannica for middle school students and up and -- Britannica Elementary for elementary students and up. You can search the chosen encyclopedia as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
  • Facts On File World News Digest
    Facts On File World News Digest brings together the archival record of domestic and international news, unrivaled for its depth, breadth, and accuracy, covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. World News Digest is updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
  • General OneFile
    General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
  • General Reference Center
    General Reference Center provides access to magazines, newspapers, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
  • General Reference Center Gold
    General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
    Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia -- Quick Reference with Rich Media and News -- Reduce search time across a wide variety of media with the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia -- the powerful database that contains both resources for students and activities for teachers and librarians to use with their students.
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition
    InfoTrac Junior Edition provides middle school and junior high students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition - K12
    Based on the same content as the InfoTrac Junior periodical database, this product defaults to a subject search and makes a different interface available. It contains over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
    InfoTrac Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The archive is unique in terms of scale, content, and the significant use it receives. It is recognized specifically for offering a unique, interlinked aggregation of scholarly works; facilitating interdisciplinary and historical research; exemplary standards of digitization and completeness, functionality that support academic use; highly reliable access; and long-term preservation.
  • Kids InfoBits
    Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more.
  • New Book of Knowledge
    New Book of Knowledge - Reference and Current Events -- Easy to search and easy to use, The New Book of Knowledge online is the cool site with serious information for young students who are learning to use online resources for research.
  • Professional Collection
    Professional Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content for educators. The database offers balanced coverage for any professional educator or user interested in professional development.
  • ProQuest Central K12
    ProQuest Central K12 includes both the Platinum collection which provides uncompromising coverage from more than 2,000 newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference works and the ProQuest Professional Education which provides access to a comprehensive reference collection for K-12 professional development and continuing education of more than 500 titles. Many titles are updated daily and contain full-text articles from 1986 forward including the New York Times full-text from 1995 to the present.
  • Student Resources In Context
    Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • World Book Encyclopedia

ONLINE RESOURCES

In addition to a large print reference section, Hedges Library offers users nearly 50 online databases full of vetted, accurate information and can also provide reference interviews with students, offering resources or perspectives that might be new.