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Online Research Databases

Mercy's online databases are for student, faculty, and staff use. To access these databases on campus the icons below will take you directly to the database. Instructional videos are available at the bottom of the page.

To access from home please view this document to find the appropriate password. If prompted, log in to your mercyhsb Google account to view this document.

 

Mercy Burlingame oneSearch

New 2019-2020 - Mercy's new OneSearch tool. 

Search all of Mercy's databases and catalogs from a single search box. 

 


 

Database access by subject

General research

General One File contains millions of articles from a variety of magazines and journals.

Gale in Context High School provides contextual information on a wide range of subjects.  Find research articles, including maps and statistics.

Gale Power search allows you to search all the databases we subscibe to through Gale. Beware of too many results though!

An essential set of scholarly journals and general interest titles supporting research across disciplines. (This was renamed from Expanded Academics)

Biography in Context contains biographies of over 400,000 significant individuals with details of their lives and times.

Global Issues in Context contains reference materials on a wide variety of international issues.  This is a great place to start if you are seeking a topic that interests you.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context presents a wide variety of pressing issues, and discusses issues from both points of view. A great place to help you form your own opinions.

One File High school allows you to discover periodicals and reference book content supporting a wide range student research, from economics to science or literature.

Gale in Context Middle school provides general information and access to introductory information on a wide variety of topics. A good place to start.

The Infobase Issues and Controversies databases provide detail of significant social issues raised both in the US, and worldwide. Great for History and English essay research.  These databases focus on presenting both sides of each issue.  Great for debate topics.

EBSCO research databases
Research databases
Limit Your Results

We now subscribe to a fabulous selection of primary source collections through the Reference Shelf. If you are looking for speeches, articles by key decision makers and the like, on topics of current interest, use the search box above.

 

The five EBSCO research databases above can be searched individually or all together by selecting the resource you want with the check boxes.

Education source and ERIC are for research in education. MAS complete and Newspaper Source Plus are huge collections of magazine and newspaper articles, both historical and current. TOPICSearch is a bit like Pro/Con and Facts on File - deep looks at specific social and newsworthy topics.

JSTOR online books

JSTOR Open access books have over 3000 books and detailed articles on a range of academic issues.  These come from publishers including UC Press, Yale University Press, and around 200 others.

Encyclopedia Brittanica High School database - great for general research including history, science and Current affairs.

English Literature

Academic OneFile Select contains over 40 million academic articles from a wide variety of journals and magazines.

Gale Literary Resources contains articles, essays and reviews from over 390 literary journals and magazines.

GVRL is a collection of searchable ebooks, on the topics of History, Biography and Literary Criticism.

Literature Resource Center, Twaynes and Scibners provides information on individual authors and analysis of thousands of pieces of literature.

Teachingbooks is a new resource with author videos, book teasers, lesson plans and more.

 

History and Government

US History in Context contains articles, source material, and reference material on US History.

World History in Context contains similar material to US H i C, but referencing world events.

Global issues in Context is also very useful for history projects, and putting things in perspective!

American Government explores many facets of the  US Government, including Federal and Supreme court cases, and legislation on a wide variety of topics.

The Infobase Issues and Controversies databases provide detail of significant social issues throughout US history.  It focuses on providing both sides of any issue.

Presidents: A Reference History

This ebook provides detailed biographies of the lives of each president.

National Survey of State Laws.

This is a trial (till mid Dec 2019) of the Survey of state laws.  Look here to see how States treat different issues in different ways.

HeinOnline One Box Search Widget

We are also trialling a more extensive collection of laws and legal databases - try this out too.  There are federal, state and women's issues collections here.

Religion

World Religions is a great source for spiritual and religious information.

Global Issues in Context contains reference materials on a wide variety of international issues.  This is a great place to start if you are seeking a topic that interests you.

Health and Wellness

Cameron's collection is a collection of ebooks focussed on navigating the emotional stresses and strains that sometimes accompany high school.  Accessing these books is completely private.  No-one is able to know who has accessed which books, or for how long.  There is also no limit on the number of users per book, so they will never be unavailable to you.  If you are accessing from home, the password is available on this document which you can access using your Mercy google account.

 

Health and Wellness resources for all enquiries about your health and well being.

Spanish

Informe is a resource for high school research in Spanish.

Encyclopedia Brittanica Escolar - spanish language encyclopedia for general research

Statistics

Rand State Statistics Database Icon

Rand State Statistics is a collection of statistical tables with data from around the state and the country on over 500 different topics.

 

US Census Quick Facts link

The US Census provides an easy means of searching their data and seeing the results on this very cool website.

Our World in Data image

Our World in Data is a website produced by Oxford University with extensive data available both as charts and as raw data illustrating many aspects of the world we live in.  

Art

ARTSTOR - a collection of images of museum quality art, photographs, drawings and historical artifacts. Gorgeous.

 


 

New in 2020 school year

American Government is a database which explores many facets of the  US Government, including Federal and Supreme court cases, and legislation on a wide variety of topics.


 

Cameron's collection is a collection of ebooks focussed on navigating the emotional stresses and strains that sometimes accompany high school.  We have added additional books to this collection this year.  Accessing these books is completely private.  No-one is able to know who has accessed which books, or for how long.  There is also no limit on the number of users per book, so they will never be unavailable to you.  If you are accessing from home, the password is available on this document which you can access using your Mercy google account.

 

Rand State Statistics Database Icon

Rand State Statistics is a collection of statistical tables with data from around the state and the country on over 500 different topics.  This could be useful in math Stats class or general social studies classes.

 


 

 

Instructions for OneSearch

Description of this web page

Updates to Gale databases - summer 2019