English Databases

Databases that are relevant to English classes.
These are organised by content.
Under Gale Power Search - Kids InfoBits is good.
Open Gale Power Search
In the upper right hand corner,  locate the "Tools' drop down menu & select "Change Databases"
The following are good for English Resources:

  • Academic OneFIle
  • Diversity Studies
  • Expanded Academinc ASAP
  • General OneFIle
  • Pop Culture
  • Popular Magazines

Works Cited - NoodleTools helps you prepare a Works Cited according to the proper MLA format.

The Modern Era

Covers a broad range of topics including the evolution of modern Europe; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.

Encyclopedias - General

Noodle Tools

An online research tool to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.

Encyclopedias - Subject Specific

Reference - General

Ancient/Medieval Era

Ranging from the dawn of prehistory, through the great ancient empires, to the beginning of the Renaissance, this unique online resource explores history in every corner of the globe.

Teaching Books

Discover online multimedia resources. Bring books and authors to life.

World Book Student

Elementary and middle school general reference resource.

Periodicals (Magazine & Newspapers)

Gale PowerSearch

Search newspapers, business journals and health journals.

Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

World Book Advanced

High school reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.



Britannica School

General reference resource for multiple age groups.

Works Cited

Points of View

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.