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Shepaug Valley School Library: Databases

Serving the teachers, staff, and students of Region 12

What are databases and how can they help me research?

LIBRARY DATABASES are large collections of information from reference books, popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, primary sources, and sometimes multimedia sources. These reference materials cannot usually be found on the free web, but don't despair! The Connecticut Digital Library and the SVS Library provide them for you!
How can I effectively use databases?  OneSearch Tutorial
Search several databases at once:  OneSearch
For remote access: Usernames and Passwords
For research ideas: Controversial Issues for Student Research

Be sure to select the database that best meets your information need!

The following list is organized by content area. Save time by looking at the entire list before choosing the most appropriate database.




Connecticut History

Controversial Issues

Countries and Cultures


E-Reference Books

General Reference

Global Studies

Health Resources

History (U.S. and World)

Language Arts and Literature

Legal Issues


Newspapers from Around the World



Social Studies