High School Library Databases

If you’ve got research to do, don’t just paste your question into Google. A savvy, critical thinker starts their query with tools purpose-built for the task. Your KAS library is here to support you with access to scholarly databases at all age levels.

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WorldBook Online: Start your research here! A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.


Access Global Newsbank: This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.

Digital Theatre+:  gives students of diverse backgrounds access to world class performances that represent different cultures and perspectives

EBSCO Host: Advanced Placement Source and 3,000+ non-fiction K-8 ebooks. Good for extended essays, and elementary research projects.

History Resource Center: Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints supports virtually any curricular need, forming the premier online resource covering today’s 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.

Gale In Context: Global Issues supports awareness and provides perspective on global issues while tying together a wealth of authoritative content: empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.

Gale In Context: High School offers cross-curricular content that supports national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. 

Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.

JStor: Thousands of academic periodicals covering over 150 topics. Perfect for EE research!

Science Reference Center: Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection.

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