ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases

From WHS / From Home
A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources. Ancient World History; Modern World History; US History; American Government; United States at War; State Geography; Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society.

A to Z Maps Online

From WHS /From Home

The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

African American Studies Center

From WHS / From Home:
Henry Louis Gates' database covering African American history from Oxford University Press.

Grolier Online

Includes encyclopedia articles from Encyclopedia Americana and Grolier. Provides external links to related journal articles and websites.


From WHS / From Home:
Several general databases containing current (1980-present) magazine, newspaper, academic journal and reference book articles on many topics: current events, health care, politics, sports, social science, hobbies.

Also includes following subject-specific databases:
• General OneFile
• Expanded Academic
• Health Reference Center Academic
• General Business File
• General Reference Center Gold
• Student Edition
• Gale Virtual Reference Library
• Academic OneFile
• Massachusetts History Online
The New York Times
• Educator’s Reference Complete
• Biography Resource Center
• Contemporary Literary Criticism
• History Resource Center
• Scribner Writers Series
• The Twayne Authors Series


From WHS / From Home:
Contains full text for thousands of scholarly journal articles.

Literature Resource Center

From WHS / From Home:provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Massachusetts Newsstand

From WHS / From Home:
Full-text access to newspaper articles from The Boston Globe (1980-present), The Boston Herald (1991-present), and other local Massachusetts newspapers.

New York Times (1980-current)

From WHS & Home: Minuteman or Boston Public Library Card # (enter number without spaces)


From WHS & Home: Minuteman or Boston Public Library Card # (enter number without spaces)
A database that provides access to 100,000 full text reviews of novels, as well as young adult book discussion guides, curriculum-related materials, and more.


CultureGrams - Indepth information on the cultures of more than 200 countries also includes maps, statistics, and glossaries.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Graphical) - Articles from historical newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Boston Globe. Contains full-page scans of newspapers from 1851-2001.

Science Resource Center

From WHS / From Homeprovides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics, and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards

World Book Online

From WHS / From Home
A genral encyclopedia that includes atlases, a dictionary and a Massachusetts Resource Guide.