Databases for Research

PPCHS Media Center Databases

The Media Center Databases below have full-text articles from specialized reference sources that provide you with citations for your Works Cited page as well as allow you to email the articles.  For home access and the password please check with Mrs. Chorzelewski in the Media Center.

Reference Library
Description/Information/Resource Guides
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  • LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • LitFinder Webinar
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The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

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Access thousands of videos that can be used in the Classroom at your convenience. The citation tool provides formatted citations for the following standards: MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and Harvard. The citation tool can be accessed on any Media Page by clicking on the Citation tool below the player.

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World Book StudentAccess the World Book Encyclopedia online from the comfort of your home. Utilize the Advanced, Discover, Kids, Students, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and timelines resources.