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

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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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 in Context

Authoritative biographical reference sources, periodicals and multimedia. This resources allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.
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Books and Authors

A new way to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorite’s lists.