Research Databases

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    All databases are password protected.
    Ask your teachers or library staff for access.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library 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).
    Student Resources In Context  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.
    Opposing Viewpoints In Context  is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. It is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
    U.S. History In Context  is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.
    Encyclopedia Britannica has hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.  
    "EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users." We have the Ultra Online Package which includes MAS - Ultra: School Edition, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, Professional Development Collection, and ERIC, all under High School Research Center.  We also have Consumer Health Complete and Academic Search Premier.
    To search through ALL Gale databases ONLY, you can also go Gale Pages.

    SAUSD students and staff now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our district-wide subscription.*

    We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience. covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

    Activate your Pass for FREE access to as follows:

    -While connected to our school network, visit

    -Create an account using your sausdlearns school email address. Students use their 6-digit ID number

    -Once activated, your Pass will provide access to from any location.

    * Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword. This program provides only select access to The New York Times Archive and does not replace database services to which your institution may currently subscribe. Other restrictions apply.



Last Modified on September 18, 2019