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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Art & Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.
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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.
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Britannica School - Elementary

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School - High School

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School - Middle School

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School Edition

Access all Britannica products and levels from one place. Use the "Your Britannica Resources" drop-down menu to select a different resource.
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Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
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Career Transitions

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.