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Narragansett High School Library: Databases

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Things to Remember about Databases

When creating a citation, remember that the title of the database is NOT the publisher of it.  For example, in the Infobase box, Infobase is the publisher of the database...the title of each database is listed under the "Databases Available" heading.

NHS Database/eBook Passwords

Infobase Databases





Databases Available:


  • African-American History Online
  • American History Online
  • American Indian History Online
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
  • Modern World History Online

Literature & Language Arts:

  • Bloom's Literature

Science & Mathematics:

  • Science Online

Video Streaming:

  • Classroom Video On Demand
  • Feature Films for Education (full length feature films)


Proquest Databases

Databases available:

  • eLibrary--A massive collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content.
  • History Study Center--A resource for the study of over 2000 years of world history, from ancient times to present day.
  • Proquest Learning: Literature--This resource delivers over 180,000 searchable works of literature from medieval times to the present.
  • SIRS Issues Researcher--An editorial curated pro/con database that meets the research needs of students and educators by providing premium content correlated to key curricular standards and subjects. 
  • Proquest--The Proquest unified platform makes hundreds of full text and A&I (abstract and index) collections available to researchers.  Includes Research Library and Historical Newspapers.


CultureGrams Database

Use CultureGrams database to explore different areas of the world.  CultureGrams offers information on the country including current statistics, cultural aspects, customs, as well as pictures and personal interviews on an array of topics.

To begin, click on an area of the world.

EuropeAsiaOceaniaNorth AmericaNoneAfricaAfricaNoneSouth America

AskRI---EBSCO Database Access

​Databases Available:


  • GreenFile--information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • MEDLINE--authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
  • ERIC--information on education and educational research.
  • MasterFILE Premier--multidisciplinary database providing information on virtually every subject area.
  • History Reference Center--history-based information.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts--information covering topics pertinent to librarianship.
  • Middle Search Plus--general information from middle school magazines and texts.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia--provides encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Primary Search--general information for elementary level students.
  • TOPICsearch--collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • Teacher Reference Center--provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
  • Academic Search Elite--provides information from scholarly journals and texts.
  • Literary Reference Center--literary database comprised of summaries, literary overviews, biographies, literary criticisms.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750--index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
  • eBook Collection--search and view the full text of eBooks.
  • Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)--provides biographies of influential people.
  • Open Dissertations--locates scholarly dissertations.
  • Biography Reference Center--provides biographies of influential people.
  • Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
  • Biography Reference eBook Collection
  • Middle Search Reference eBook Collection
  • History Reference eBook Collection
  • MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
  • Literary Reference eBook Collection
  • Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection--rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general health topics
  • Points of View Reference Center--provides students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.


  • Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

ABC-CLIO Databases

Databases Available:

  • American Government
  • World at War
  • Issues
  • Pop Culture Universe


Rhode Island Department of State Archives

NBC Learn K-12

For Teachers: 

Click on Sign In, then select “Institution Login.”  Enter “Rhode Island Department of Education,” then log in with your RIDEMap username and password.