Research Resources


Username and Password List for databases at HHS

Database and Research Tips (downloadable file)

**The databases below are organized by general content area. Don't limit yourself to one section, though; there is overlap between many of the databases.**

**To find databases with current news, go to the "News and Weather Resources" page within the HHS Library site.**

EBSCO Explora Database

Use these databases when looking for magazine articles or nonfiction ebooks to support your research.

Academic Search Premiere
This is a multi-disciplinary database from EBSCO. It provides full text for more than 4600 journals, and includes different sources than EBSCO Explora listed above.

History Reference Center
This is a database from EBSCO specific to historical topics.  It includes maps, images, videos, biographies, and more on topics related to U.S. or World History.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

A great database from Gale organized by topic that includes pro/con viewpoints, news articles, videos, and other sources. Find the password on the Username and Password List document. 

Issues and Controversies
This database from InfoBase presents articles in pro/con format that are supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Many issues feature original videos and educator resources, as well as debate videos, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news.

Health Reference Center
This database from InfoBase includes in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors.

Science In Context
Another great database from Gale, in the same format as Opposing Viewpoints, with topics covering math, science, health, medicine. Find the password on the Username and Password List document. 

Teen Health and Wellness
This database from Rosen provides teens with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support about topics including diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more. For full access, find the password on the Username and Password List document. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for all types of research.

World Book Encyclopedia Advanced 
For access at home, find the password on the Username and Password List document. 

Online encyclopedias with links to the web and magazine articles as well.


Google Tips and Tricks Handout (downloadable file)
This site explains the pros and cons of 52 various controversial issues.
This website presents current news topics from a variety of biases, not just one angle, so the reader can get the full picture rather than just one side of the story. 

Films for Action 
‚ÄčThis website is a collection of over 1500 films (documentaries, etc.) covering social, environmental, and media-related issues.  Be aware of possible bias in the films; they cover a variety of perspectives about the topics listed.

Associated Press Archive
This is the Associated Press's YouTube channel, where the organization has archived over 1 million stories dating back to 1895.  Also check out the link on their page to their sister channel, British Movietone.


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