Research Databases

You can now access all our Research Databases directly through Canvas!

  • Click on the icon to the left.
  • Login using your “My Access” account.
  • Click “Submit”.


On this page you will find high-quality online resources for your research. No passwords are needed to access these databases from within the school building.

To use outside of school, be sure to log in via Canvas: 


General Reference

Include journals, magazines, newspapers, eBooks on all subjects.

britannicaEncyclopædia Britannica Encyclopedia articles, plus dictionary and atlas.
WBookWorld Book Encyclopedia; includes dictionary and atlas.
culturegramsCulturegrams Cultures and customs around the world, with maps, flags, and statistics.
galelogoGale Contains general and specialized databases, including Academic OneFile, General Reference Center Gold, History in Context and more.
icon_biography_rcBiography in Context Provides more than a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
jstor-logoJSTOR Provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books and primary source in 75 disciplines.

HILT/Información en Español

Literature and Literary Criticism

Brbritannicaitannica School Encyclopedia articles, primary sources, and other learning resources.
kiomniKids InfoBits Reference, magazine, newspaper articles on a wide variety of topics.
worldbookstudentWorld Book Student Thousands of articles and multimedia.
PebbleGo-logoPebbleGo Social Studies, Animals, Biographies, Earth/Space databases.
worldbookspanishWorld Book en español Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos.
wd_discoverWorld Book Discover Reads aloud and translates into more than 30 languages.
escolar_hdr_brandBritannica en español Enciclopedia Universal en Español.
novelist-plus-1NoveList Plus Provides book recommendations for readers of all ages, based on their previous read.
LRC Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews and biographical info on more than 130,000 writers from all time periods and around the world.
m-GVRL-Matters-W16011140-hero Gale Virtual Reference Library eReference resource with more than 12,000 authoritative, full-text titles on a variety of subjects.
literary sources Gale Literary Sources Discover literary works, authors and criticism.

Research Tip:

To save your research in one place, try NoodleTools, an online research management tool available by subscription through Arlington Public Schools.  Use G-Suite APS email and password to log-in and conveniently save your citations, articles, and notecards all in one platform as your complete your assignment.  Create numerous projects, share with collaborators, and more. 

See a librarian if you have any questions.



Gale U.S History in Context Reference books, history journals, primary sources, images and maps from before colonial times up to the present.
Gale World History in Context Reference books, history journals, primary sources, images and maps covering history from prehistoric times.
eLibrary Science Comprehensive science database with books, journals, audio and video files, web site links and help with science experiments.
Science in Context Reference books, journals, web sites, images and multimedia.
Teen Health and Wellness  Provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on various topics related to health and wellness.

Contemporary Issues

Additional Resources

Opposing Viewpoints Analysis, academic journals, periodical articles, statistics and more on a wide range of controversial topics.
SIRS Knowledge Source Features Current and Historic documents, including Pro vs. Con on Leading Issues.
CQ Researcher Current events and public policy involving Congress and government.
Arlington Public Library Databases Additional resources beyond what our school offers; you must enter a valid public library card number for access.
Library of Congress Digital Collections Historic images, maps, audio and film clips, documents and more from the Library of Congress.
new-york-times-logoThe New York Times (In School Only) Access to current and historical issues.

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