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What is a database?

Maybe the most important thing to know is that the Jacksonville Public Library research databases are not the Internet. So if your teacher doesn’t want you to use the Internet, you should still be able to use databases.

Databases are tools that your library or the State of Florida has purchased to give you access to an incredible amount of information. You access the information through a computer either from home or in the library. Not all databases can be accessed from home. You will need a valid library card to access the databases from home.

Click here if you have problems accessing a database from home.

See the complete Digital Collection From ABC-CLIO below for complete history information.
ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History  ABC CLIO Daily Life Through History (In-Library Use)  (Remote Access)
This is a cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students. Moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture. Shows how fascinating and fun it is to explore how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours. (Daily Life Through History and Daily Life America databases are now combined.

Includes:
Multiproduct Home Page
Pop Culture Universe
Daily Life Through History
The African American Experience
The Latino American Experience
The American Indian Experience

The American Mosaic   (In-Library Use)  (Remote Access)
Wide-ranging and easy to use, the American Mosaic is the first-ever full-text database to focus on the history and culture of African and Latino Americans. The Mosaic combines the robust, award-winning African American Experience and the groundbreaking Latino American Experience with content that spans the centuries, from the earliest origins of Africans and Latinos in North America to the triumphs and challenges of today.

ABC-CLIO American Government(In-Library Use) (Remote Access) ABC-CLIO American History (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History (In-Library Use) (Remote Access) Issues (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
Pop Culture (In-Library Use)  (Remote Access) African American Experience (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
American Indian Experience (In-Library Use)  (Remote Access) The Latino American Experience (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
United States Geography (In-Library) (Remote Access) World at War (In-Library) (Remote Access)
World Geography (In-Library) (Remote Access) World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (In-Library Use) (Remote Access)
World History: Modern Era  (In-Library Use)  (Remote Access)  


Biography in Context
Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products is a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.


General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology.

History:

U. S. History in Context
U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.

World History in Context
History - World History in Context offers students and researchers unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents. World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.


iInforme! (InfoTrac en Español)
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
InfoTrac Student Edition
This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
InfoTrac Junior Edition
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Junior Edition (Gr. 6-9)
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes 15-20 page signed essays on authors and literary genres from Scribner Writer's Series and the full text of 200 frequently-used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors.
NewsBank
Access to Acceda Noticias, America's Obituaries & Death Notices and America's Newspapers databases.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Science in Context
Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.
Student Edition (Gr. 9-12)
This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Gales' Testing & Education Reference Center With Career Module
A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
  • Over 100 practice tests and courses (GED prep, SAT Subject Tests, FCAT and many others)
  • Career module includes test prep help to obtain licenses for a career as a Practical or Registered Nurse, civil service (firefighter, police officer, postal worker, realtor), teacher certification and many others. Includes Online Resume Builder.
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
World Book Online Super Homepage
The electronic version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia. Types of information includes text articles, dictionary entries, images, atlases, maps, as well as media.
World Book Discover World Book Online Info Finder
World Book Online Reference Center Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

To see ALL the research databases that Jacksonville Public Library subscribes to, please click here.

Recommended Websites

Ask a Librarian
www.askalibrarian.org/jacksonville
Check out this service, where library staff will help answer common questions! You can also check out their blog here.
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
www.bjpinchbeck.com
BJ Pinchbeck says: "I'm BJ. My friends call me Beege. I just turned 15 on March 16th. My site contains over 700 links to sites that will help you with your homework. " Basically, this is a gigantic list of links, organized by subject, with brief annotations.
FCAT Explorer
www.fcatexplorer.com
The offical FCAT help site sponsored by the Florida Department of Education. Students statewide receive logon information from their school and can use this site to assist to help study for the FCAT test.
College.gov
www.college.gov
This is the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools).
Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org
Reference center, searching tools, subject and special collections.
Multnomah County Library's Homework Center
www.multcolib.org/homework/
A huge collection of sites selected by a youth librarian to answer actual homework questions kids have asked in public libraries. When you're doing a research project and all the books have been checked out, check here.
Also in Spanish.
NoodleTools
www.noodletools.com
Free resource to create citations in MLA or APA format. A great help for research papers!
Our White House: Looking in, Looking Out
www.ourwhitehouse.org/
Site created as a companion educational guide to Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, a book that we hope excites you and the young people in your life about our nation’s history, and inspires both young and old to read more about America’s rich heritage.
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
owl.english.purdue.edu/
This site will help you write your research paper, fix your grammar, or site your resources APA style.
Read Print
www.readprint.com/
Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
Space Weather Center
www.spaceweathercenter.org/
Research program includes Earth science, space physics, planetary science, and astrophysics.