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Online Databases

ABC-CLIO - Connects students, scholars, teachers, and researchers with credible, vetted, and curated collections of primary sources, expert perspectives, and reference material on essential subjects in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture disciplines.This product contains 6 different databases: World History, World Religions, US History, US Government, Issues (similar to Opposing Viewpoints) and Pop Culture (Eras by decade from 1900-present). 
Username: materdei     Password: monarchs

EBSCO (Academic Search Premier) - Provides full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources that cover academic disciplines such as biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, theology, humanities and more. With its comprehensive content, ASP is an excellent database for general searching.
Username: mdhs     Password: Monarchs#50
BRITANNICA SCHOOL - Offers up-to-date and age-appropriate information resources like encyclopedia articles, multimedia sources, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research.
Username: mdhs     Password: learn
COMPLETE ONLINE PACKAGE - Consists of six databases that offer the most comprehensive collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools.  It supports the research needs of students and educators alike.  
Username: mdhs     Password: Monarchs#50
FLIPSTER - Houses MDHS’s 13 digital magazine subscriptions, which makes it easy for students and teachers to read and access material on their iPads.  Learn more about how to access magazine through Flipster or watch this video
Username: mdhs     Password: Monarchs#50
GALE: OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN CONTEXT - Covers social issues, from laws and politics and health and medicine to society and culture and business and economics. This cross-curricular research database includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. 
Password: mdhs
GALE: STUDENT RESOURCES IN CONTEXT - Delivers cross-curricular content that promotes and reinforces critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Content covers a wide range of topics and academic disciplines and provides full-text newspapers and periodicals, images, videos, and audio selections.  
Password: mdhs
THE HUMAN BODY: HOW IT WORKS -  Investigates the systems and processes that have a role in keeping the human body working, from organ systems to cells through engaging text and original videos and images. Perfect for high school students studying human anatomy and the body’s processes, the eLearning Module gives readers the information they need to understand how their bodies work. 
Username: materdei-hs     Password: monarchs
IMAGEQUEST - Provides us with nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from more than 45 of the best collections in the world. Provides one of the best and broadest collections of proprietary educational imagery. PLEASE USE INSTEAD OF GOOGLE IMAGES. 
Username: mdhs     Password: learn
JSTOR - Provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines, and helps users explore a wide range of scholarly content.
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LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER PLUS - Criticism, plot summaries and character analysis of major literary works.
Username: mdhs     Password: Monarchs#50
SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER - Topics in this database include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, life science, mathematics, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Username: mdhs     Password: Monarchs#50
SCIENCE ONLINE - Includes expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines. Discipline-specific entries and articles, images, videos, timelines, tables, experiments, charts and diagrams provide thorough coverage in all core areas of science. Expertly researched and written content from a wealth of proprietary print titles provide valuable information and insight for students and educators.
Username: materdei-hs     Password: monarchs
TODAY'S SCIENCE -  Aims to bridge the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Written especially for students, this database provides students with content that promotes critical thinking skills helping students to comprehend and analyze real-world science.
Username: materdei-hs     Password: monarchs

The following databases are available through the Orange County Public Library system.
You will need a library card for complete access.
Also check out the Public Library Resources LibGuide for even more resources!
General Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
 National Geographic Virtual Library As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research. For your viewing pleasure, our virtual library includes the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, as well as “People, Animals and the World.” “Explore like never before.”
Worldbook Encyclopedia This magnum opus is made up of three distinct sections: World Book Online Reference Center (25,000 encyclopedia articles plus thousands of additional reference articles, technology tutorials, photographs, maps, videos, animations, and audio clips), World Book Online Info Finder (with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, biographies, multimedia collections, geography resource guides, web links, and research tools), and World Book Online for Kids (with easy-to-read articles, images, illustrations, interactive maps, and teacher resources)
Subject Specific Resources
Daily Life Through History This is a combination of three rich databases from ABC-CLIO that provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students. Daily Life Online moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER  Find 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, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
For a complete list of databases available use Orange County Public Library Database Collection. Please see the Library staff if you need further assistance.