Students (K to 12)

Database NameDatabase Description
Book Review Digest PlusBrings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, and more with coverage back to 1983.
CREDO Common Core CollectionGeneral reference resource for researchers at any level. Addresses over 100 topics and includes articles from over 1,100 titles as well as thousands of short reference videos and high-resolution art images.
Explora Elementary School Edition First stop for elementary school students just beginning to do research.
Explora for High SchoolFirst stop for high school students, this database delivers results including articles, essays, primary source documents and videos.
Funk & Wagnalls New EncyclopediaContains easy-to-read entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students
Gale in Context: Elementary
Designed for elementary students. Easy topic search for beginning research.
Gale in Context: High School
Designed for high school students. Articles on over 1,000 topics.
Gale in Context: Middle School
Designed for middle school students. Articles on over 600 topics.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Covers social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana with informed, differing views to help learners develop critical-thinking skills.
Gale in Context: Science
Information on over 600 science topics. Designed for students.
Gale Interactive: Science
Uses interactive 3D models to deliver a virtual laboratory simulation experience for students in middle and high school.
Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Designed middle- and high-school students, providing access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments.  
Gale Literature Resource Center
Literary criticism, author biographies, and more.
Gale Literature: Litfinder
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
Literary criticism, mostly for American and British authors.
Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series
Literary criticism from 860 books.
Houston ChronicleFull-text from articles in the Houston Chronicle from 1985 through the present.
Literary Reference CenterProvides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
MAS Ultra School EditionFor high school libraries, this contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
Middle Search PlusFor junior high students, this database contains full-text magazine articles, biographies, primary sources, and historical essays.
Houston Metropolitan NewsFind information on community and state issues, business, cultural events, government, politics and more from over 70 Houston area news sources including newspapers, blogs and web-only content.
National Geographic Kids
Explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Newspaper SourceProvides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, as well as full-text television & radio news transcripts.
Primary SearchFor elementary school students, this database has articles from popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia articles and lots of pictures.
SciTech CollectionCovers key STEM areas and carefully curated STEM related ebooks.
Provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books in an easy-to-use online resource. Content in English and Spanish. If you receive an error message, select "Continue to this website."
TOPIC SearchAllows students to explore current events including social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms.
20th Century American PoetryIncludes the full-text of American poetry from the 20th century.
20th Century English Poetry
Includes the full-text of English poetry from the 20th century.