Online Databases and eBooks

Not all resources will be interesting or appropriate for all students. As with any online experience, parents and teachers should monitor what students are viewing and assist them in learning to choose the best resource for their need.

Online Databases and eBooks

These databases and eBooks are centrally purchased for the use of all Fairfax County Public Schools students and staff. Many schools purchase additional databases. Please see your school's librarian for more information. Home access requires a password. See your librarian for a password list.

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Academic OneFile (Gale)

Gale Academic OneFile connects learners to the information they’re looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
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America in the 20th Century

An abundantly illustrated resource that charts the decade-by-decade progress of the United States through the volatile twentieth century.
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American Government

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.
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American History

American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture.
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Ancient and Medieval World

An absorbing resource that examines world history from the emergence of the earliest humans about two million years ago through the end of the Middle Ages.
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Aquatic World

This wide-ranging reference resource offers valuable research opportunities on the anatomy and classification of aquatic species as well as detailed information about aquatic habitats.
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Biography (Gale In Context)

Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Biography merges Gale's authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
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Britannica Moderna

Portal de referencia completamente en español.
Comprehensive Spanish-language online encyclopedia.