Online Databases


Questia - The Online Library of books and journals:


EBSCO host
There is a selection of datatbases for K-12 schools:
Academinc Search Elite
Advanced Placement Source
MAS Ultra - School Edition

Novelist - a literature datatabase


ProQuest K-12

Australian Newspapers
Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954 (FREE - hosted by the National Library of Australia)


NewsBank -
We have had very good use with Newsbank. It covers the world, is very affordable and great customer service.It also has a good user interface. (CIS)


Oxford Music Online -

Britannica Online - School Edition -


Student Resource Center (Gold)

Student Resource Center - Gold offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, American Decades, Career Information Center and the SRC Health Module. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic picklists.

Opposing Viewpoint Resource Center (with Critical Thinking module),
This database is highly recommend, from other international schools libraries, this database can help the students in critical thinking in global / social issues, helpful in their English writing and debate topics.

Discovery Collection
Discovering Collection

Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are popular topic picklists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Science Resource Center
Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in 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.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Junior Edition - K12
Junior Edition - K12
Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

CLICKVIEW (Australia)

Digital Video Library

Discovery Education Library
Discovery Education is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality digital resources for core-curricular subject areas. ClickView now offers you this comprehensive video and resource library to add to your existing ClickView solution.
The Discovery Education library contains 417 videos (with worksheets and teaching notes) that cover all aspects of the primary and secondary school curriculum. Through ClickView, the Discovery Education library can be seamlessly integrated into your library, instantly adding new content.
Call us on 02 9518 5165 or email to find out more, or place your order.


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**Discovery Education //streaming// Plus**
Largest, high-quality video library with over 7,700 titles
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**Discovery Education Streaming**
High quality video library with 5000 titels
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**Discovery Education Science**
K-8 science resources to let students be scientists
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**Discovery Education Health**
Comprehensive resources addressing the needs of the whole student
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**Discovery Education VHS, DVD & CD-ROM**
High-quality content for diverse classroom technology
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A media-on-demand library plus dynamic educator-generated content
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**Discovery Education MediaShare**
A web-based content sharing system.



BrainPOP is an educational website with Flash-based movies about mathematics, technology, health, science, social studies, arts & music, and English. Most of the videos feature the site's recurring characters, Tim and Moby.
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students.


Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online

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the database is featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.

  • Over 8,500 online articles the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10th edition
  • Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
  • 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • 15,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations
  • Content contributed by more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners
  • Biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®
  • The latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos
  • Continuously updated, fully-searchable, media-rich content, terms, images and videos
  • added illustrations, animations, and image galleries
  • questions answered in our weekly Q&A


Services and pricing

Internet streaming

Stream content directly from! Use our state-of-the-art search-and-retrieval system to easily find multimedia across all formats—videos, video clips, audio files, images, print resources, podcasts, and more—for only $1,150 per high school and $835 per K–8 building*. All programs are aligned with state and national standards, and our convenient scheduling software helps to effectively manage your content downloading at no additional charge.
The only system featuring all media types:
  • 3,300 full-length, up-to-date, curriculum-based videos (and growing!)
  • 23,000 core concept video clips
  • 6,000 curriculum-oriented audio files
  • 25,000 high-resolution photographs, illustrations, and clip art images produced for the classroom
  • 5,000 print resources, including teacher's guides and worksheets
  • 4,000 online resources related to specific titles
  • 15,500 quiz questions and 1,100 pre-made quizzes
  • Podcasts and episode publishing tools
  • Programs correlated to state and national standards
  • Current content for all K-12 subject areas: social studies, science, language arts, literature, math, guidance, health, professional development, and more—plus the largest collection of music, art, and children's literature titles in the industry

Locally based delivery
Locally host the entire library of multimedia and use's interface to search for and locate content. By retrieving video from the most locally saved location, our smart system supports the highest quality performance.
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Image library
Our subscription-based service features 25,000 curriculum-oriented images that complement all areas of study. For only $195* a year, your entire school can access these educational photographs, colorful illustrations, and cutting-edge clip art images and incorporate them into assignments, projects, and presentations. Purchase of the full subscription includes unlimited access to our comprehensive Image Library!
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