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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Exploring Ancient Civilizations

This reference resource covering the period from approximately 6500 BCE to 500 CE brings to life a fascinating range of ancient civilizations for readers of all ages.
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Exploring Earth and Space Science

A student-friendly introduction to earth and space science, this wide-ranging resource features information on the fields of astronomy, physics, geography, geology, and more.
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Exploring Life Science

From oxygen to cloning, no topic relevant to life science in the twenty-first century is omitted in this readily accessible and highly visual resource.
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Exploring Mammals

Enhanced by high-quality photographs and lively drawings, this absorbing resource introduces the behaviors and life cycles of more than 90 mammals.
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Exploring the Middle Ages

Explore a thousand years of history—the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the rise of Islam, the flowering of Mayan civilization, and Western Europe in the Middle Ages.
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Food and Nutrition

A comprehensive and engaging resource designed to help young people make healthful and safe personal choices about all aspects of food and nutrition.
Gale Books and Authors

Gale Books and Authors

Gale Books and Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks 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).
Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources brings together all of Gale's literary databases into one seamlessly cross-searchable research and study environment. Whether you're researching authors and their works, literary movements or genres, or trying to find book reviews of bestsellers, you can search across all of your library's Gale literary databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and a rich collection of expertly written work overviews.