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Reference Databases

  • Academic Search Premier -- This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Biography Reference Bank -- Articles about more than a half-million people, most in full text, from around the world, both living and dead.
  • Bloom’s Literary Reference-- Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
  • Consumer Health Complete –Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
  • Country Reports – Provides unique, culturally-rich content, with over 26,000 pages of content covering a wide-range of topics including statistical data and cultural information.
  • Digital Video Collection -- Includes hundreds of digital videos that have been made available at no cost to Ohio K-12 districts.
  • EBSCOhost. (Student Research Center Grades 9-12) -- Articles from more than 6,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals are indexed, most in full text, from children's magazines to professional research. Students can also access reference and other eBooks.
  • EBSCOhost. (Professional Search- AP students and Staff) -- Articles from more than 6,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals are indexed, most in full text, from children's magazines to professional research. Students can also access reference and other eBooks.
  • Explora (Grades 9-12) -- Articles from more than 6,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals are indexed, most in full text, from popular culture magazines to professional research. Students can also access reference and other eBooks.
  • Gale/Infotrac
    • Biography in Context -- Expansive collection of lives and accomplishments of international noteworthy figures past and present.
    • Global Issues in Context– offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Find: articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information; rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs
    • GREENER– The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Find: authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context– Social issues full-text articles, statistics, primary documents, multimedia, and links to websites
    • Professional Collection – Journal articles for educators.
    • Student Resources in Context – Multi-database with thousand of primary documents, full-text magazine/newspaper articles, photographs, and multimedia.
    • U.S. History in Context - information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. Access full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to reliable websites.
    • Virtual Reference Library – A collection of searchable e-books
    • World History in Context –information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history. Access full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to reliable websites
  • ISearch Search all the Infohio sources at once with ISearch. Opperates similiar to any serach engine, but returns only the best information via Infohio.
  • Literary Reference Center Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • Literature Online: American and English Literature Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement the library’s print collections. Poetry, drama, and fiction are included.
  • Noodletools -- Works Cited guidelines
  • OCISOhio Career Information System -- Links to Ohio college/career information.
  • Points of View Reference Center – Presents articles supporting multiple sides of current issues from which students can develop persuasive arguments and essays while developing their analytical thinking skills.
  • ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition – Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. Access is available while at school or your public library only. May not work on your home computer.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers – Full-text articles from the New York Times dating back to 1850.
  • Science Online -- Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.
  • Science Reference Center – Easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.
  • World Book Advanced Encyclopedia – Online version of the High School/ College level encyclopedia published by World Book.
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos -- Online version in the Spanish language encyclopedia published by World Book.
  • World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte – Online version in the French Language encyclopedia published by World Book.
  • World Book TimelinesBuild and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

Additional Resources

Westlake High School Library

Library Hours:

Monday-Friday

7:30-3:15

School Librarian

Jacy Nichols

Library Assistant

Camilia Saliba