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.

Global Issues

Global Issues (Gale In Context)

Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.
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Gods, Goddesses and Mythology

A unique, far-reaching resource that explores prehistoric and classical gods and goddesses as well as contemporary myths found in literature and popular culture.
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Growing Up with Science

No branch of the middle school science curriculum goes unexamined in this favorite resource for young researchers.
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Habitats of the World

This accessible and richly illustrated resource offers an inspirational account of the world's land, freshwater, marine, and human habitats.
Health and Wellness (Gale)

Health and Wellness (Gale)

Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.
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Health Encyclopedia

An essential resource for young people looking to make the right decisions about their health lifestyle.
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High School (Gale In Context)

High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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Humanities Source Ultimate

Offering more peer-reviewed, full-text journals than any other database of its kind, Humanities Source Ultimate is a must-have resource for scholars and educators interested in all facets of the humanities.
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Image Quest

Access Millions of Images from the World’s Best Image Libraries! The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, Ingram Publishing, the National Geographic Society, and other trusted image sources provide the best and broadest offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts, and cool vector illustrations), all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.
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International Wildlife

This reference source focuses on the physical features and lifestyle of species from every branch of the animal family, with special attention given throughout to taxonomic relations.