Journal and Magazine Databases
Use these databases to find information from magazines, journals, books, encyclopedias, primary source collections, e-books, audiobooks, and newspapers. These ResearchIt databases range from the very general, such as OneSearch, which searches all the articles, newspapers and other media available, to very specific databases on topics such as History or Science or Biographies. Choose a database geared to your subject or your grade level to start your research and expand to the more general databases if you still need more resources. Refer to the database descriptions for more information.
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Use this database to find scholarly articles on a variety of topics. There is comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further, for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles. Hint: Click the box for "Peer Reviewed" to restrict your search results to scholarly articles.
Cover to cover full text coverage for more than 40 national and international newspapers, and selective full text coverage for more than 330 regional newspapers. Also full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS news, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Contains the full text for tens of thousands of articles from a wide variety of sources, including international newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Use this database when you need more than just articles on your topic.
Full text articles for grades 9-12 from top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II and much more. Also includes historical images and maps.
Explora offers easy access to reliable information for students in grades 9 - 12 on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. You can find articles published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers and Explora has text to speech capabilities and provides MLA citations.
A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias. Use this database when you need access to a wide variety of resources and you have good keywords to use to get the results you need.
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports.
Advanced searching of all articles and e-books in ResearchIT CT. There is lots of information here so be sure you have your keywords and know what you are looking for. You can search multiple databases at the same time using EBSCO Host which can save you some time and effort.
Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in ResearchIT CT with one search. Use this database when you need to find as much information across a range of media as possible on your topic. If your search results are too large, try a topical database such as Science Reference or History Reference or one that is geared to your grade level, such as Middle Search or Primary Search.
Explora offers easy access to reliable information for students in grades 6 - 8 on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. You can find articles published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers and Explora has text to speech capabilities and provides MLA citations.
This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school
magazines as well as primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Explora offers easy access to reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. You can find articles published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers and Exlora has text to speech capabilities so it can read the articles to you. MLA citations are also provided.
Database containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. Features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Animals, and American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.
Online full-text for many legal reference books, legal forms, and thousands of state specific legal forms, searchable by subject.
Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content includes 195 full-text science periodicals; 732 full-text science reference books, 23 full-text science encyclopedias; 2,567 full-text, full-length biographies, 37,260 science images, and 519 science videos.
This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Content includes full text for more than 9,100 records.
Database featuring nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 80,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 1,990 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, nearly 46,000 historical photos and maps and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Includes Connecticut History Online, a digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources; Connecticut State Library's Digital Collections, a collection of materials from the Connecticut State Library and the State Archives, including court documents, law and legal materials, photographs, farms, roads, bridges and more; Newspapers of Connecticut, a sample collection of historical newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut, including theConnecticut War Record from 1863-1865; and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries, a collection of more than 1,500 items from Connecticut libraries and partnering institutions, including Civil War letters, historical photographs, postcards, pamphlets, films and more.
In-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, periodical coverage from Biography Index, and the specialist biographical context from Junior Authors & Illustrators. Contains biographical full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals–providing the most current coverage of an individual's life and work. A good choice for elementary and middle school students.
A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. Provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography. Contains more than 461,000 full-text biographies. A good choice for middle and upper school students.
Includes thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as: El Comercio (Peru), El Mercurio (Chile), El Tiempo (Columbia), El Universal (Mexico), El Pais (Uruguay), El Nacional (Venezuela), La Nacion (Argentina), and La Nacion (Costa Rica).
Full text of more than 500 education journals, including Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and more.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
ICONN database providing access to educational literature, journals and other resources. Includes more than 337,000 full-text documents.
Access to 280 peer reviewed journal on educational topics including:
- Best Practices
- Continuing Education
- Current Pedagogical Research
- Curriculum Development
- Elementary Education
- Higher Education
- Instructional Media
- Language Arts
- Literacy Standards
- School Administration
- Science & Mathematics
- Teacher Education