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Students at TVS have access to over 40 different databases, for use at school and home. The most frequently used databases are listed by category below. For a complete list, or to cross search a number of databases, click on the Cross-searchable Formats category.

Where to find home access passwords list:
myTVS - click on the link
In RenWeb - look in the Resources Menu on the left side

Printed copies of the password list are available in the MS/US Library

IMAGES/PICTURES

ImageQuest
Nearly 3 million rights-cleared images you can use from school or home. Look for the Cite button to create a cut/paste citation.

GENERAL REFERENCE

World Book Encyclopedia Online

Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia (Ebsco)

BrainPop and BrainPopJr
Animated information on a wide variety of topics..

KidsSearch and Middle Search Plus (Ebsco)
Includes middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

General One File (Gale)
Newspaper and magazine articles.

Student Resources in Context (Gale)
Magazines, newspapers, primary sources, video and audio clips for history, literature, science and social studies.

Explora interface with Advanced Placement Source (Ebsco)
Targets grades 9-12: Includes Advanced Placement Source database, and popular magazines, peer-reviewed journals, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (Ebsco)
Abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books.

HISTORY

JSTOR
Leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Holdings generally begin about 3-5 years out, and continue back to the first issue.

History Reference Center (Ebsco)
Reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, documents, biographies, photos, maps and video.

JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963 (Gale Archives Unbound) - Over 64,000 digital images on foreign affairs, trade, nuclear weapons, NATO, the space race and more.

Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia 1700 - 1950 (Gale Archives Unbound) - Over 42,000 digital images with writings from explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers.

LITERATURE AND LITERARY CRITICISM

JSTOR
Academic journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Holdings generally begin about 3-5 years out, and continue back to the first issue.

Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)
Contains full text for more than 35,000 work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, classic texts and more

Literature Resources from Gale
This interface searches four databases: Scribner's Writers, Twayne's Authors, Literature Resource Center, and Gale Virtual Reference Library, with access to 2,000 scholar-signed essays and the content of 900 books, and updated editions of US Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Includes hundreds of thousands of critical excerpts, work overviews, biographical essays and more.

TeachingBooks
Look up your favorite author or title for links to online teaching and learning resources.

NoveList
Guide to fiction books for high school and adult readers.

Novelist K-8 (Ebsco)
Guide to fiction books for students in grades K-8.

MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Medline (Ebsco)
Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Health Source Consumer (Ebsco)
Consumer-oriented health content.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Full text coverage for journals covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, and experimental methods.

Alternative Health (Ebsco)
Information on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

NEWSPAPERS AND CURRENT EVENTS

Newstand (Gale)

Newspaper Source (Ebsco)

Topic Search (Ebsco)
Current events database

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Religion and Philosphy Collection (Ebsco)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

JSTOR
Over 1,000 leading academic journals. Holdings generally begin about 3-5 years out, and continue back to the first issue.

Science Reference Center (Ebsco)
Full text for science reference books and periodicals. Includes biology, chemistry, environmental science, history of science, physics, technology and wildlife.

Science and Technology Collection (Ebsco)
Full text and abstracts from journals. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, and archaeology

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Full text coverage for journals covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, and experimental methods.

TEXAS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Texas Handbook Online
Sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Almanac Online
Brief facts and figures about Texas.

World Book Online (Explore Texas)
Selected articles from the World Book Online database.

Texas Reference Center (Ebsco)
Books, journals and magazine articles

TEACHER RESOURCES

ERIC database (Ebsco)
Educational Resource and Information Center

Professional Development Collection
Over 500 education journals

CROSS-SEARCHABLE FORMATS

Ebsco databases

Gale databases

E-BOOK COLLECTIONS

Gale Virtual Reference Library
New interface and more books, including Twayne's Writers and Scribner's Writers Online!

Book Collection: Nonfiction (Ebsco)
Abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books.This eBook resource features the content of nearly 900 books from six print series — U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, and updated editions of U.S. Authors, World Authors and English Authors

Card Catalog (search for books in the TVS Libraries)