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General Reference Resources

ALL Gale DatabasesCross-searchable online databases which provide access to thousands of full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals (magazines and newspapers) and reference books.

InfoTrac Student Edition ~ Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with e-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Student Resources in Context ~ The challenge to impart vital 21st Century Skills is made easier with Student Resources in Context. This unique portal provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of skills like critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation.

Research in Context
~ Gale’s Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.

All Ebsco Databases ~
Cross-searchable online databases which provide access to thousands of full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals (magazines and newspapers) and reference books.

MAS Ultra ~ MAS Ultra - School Edition provides full text from over 460 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 520 magazines. This database also includes over 3,000 charts, tables and graphs; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; full text of 140 Macmillan books; over 540 health and science-related pamphlets in full text; coverage of the CIA World Factbook; and Essential Documents in American History.

Student Research Center ~ The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases. Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.


ProQuest ~ ProQuest National Newspapers provides online access to the most respected national and regional newspapers from across the U.S.  The titles offer researchers thorough coverage of local, national, and international events with journalistic balance and perspective.

NOTE: Some of these resources are also accessible from home with password access. Stop in the Media Center for the Online Resources for Hastings High School handout which lists all of these tools and includes user names and passwords for remote access when available.