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.

Logo for Dinosaurs Resource


This comprehensive and abundantly illustrated resource explores more than 200 dinosaurs, from little-known Megalosaurus to the more popular Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus.
Logo for Diseases and Disorders Resource

Diseases and Disorders

General health care issues and more than 250 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders are detailed in this informative and accessible resource.
Logo for Drugs and Society Resource

Drugs and Society

This expertly written and uniquely comprehensive resource examines a wide range of issues concerning addiction, treatment, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
Logo for Earth and Physical Science Resource

Earth and Physical Science

This resource provides essential information about chemistry, physics, and earth and space science for student researchers.
Logo for Economic Literacy and Personal Finance Resource

Economic Literacy and Personal Finance

This comprehensive guide allows users to understand economic matters—both personal and global—and to prepare for the financial realities of today and tomorrow.
Logo for Elements Resource


A detailed resource that discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and importance of the 118 known elements, from aluminum to zirconium.