The following databases provide access to full-text articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines, along with encyclopedia articles, dictionary definitions, statistics, and many other resources.

The Library subscribes to these databases, and they can be searched using only school computers. Please see a Library staff member if you need assistance.

Library Catalog  

Find out what the Library has in its collection via our web-based library catalog.

Britannica Online  

This resource includes the complete encyclopedia as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. Plus, Britannica Online allows users to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to websites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

Credo Reference (Academic Core Collection)  

This database provides full-text, online versions of over 630 top-quality reference books in all major subjects, including art, medicine, psychology, history, technology, literature, and more. It also includes bilingual and biographical dictionaries.


EBSCOhost provides access to a variety of databases that includes Hospitality and Tourism Complete, Ebooks Academic Collection, and GreenFILE. Choose from among the EBSCOhost web links below to access these databases.


AtoZ World Culture is a comprehensive, full-text, country-by-country resource database. It comprises 175 country’s culture guides in 61 categories, each including in-depth coverage of topics such as climate and geography, language, national cuisine and recipes, human rights, national symbols, travel, business culture, and more.


A comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries, this database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 545 ingredient articles, 2,000 food quotes, historical timelines, and glossaries. It is lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.


LexisNexis provides access to legal research materials, medical information, and a broad range of news and business information resources. This database offers full-text searching of national and international newspapers and magazines.


ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other educational materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included.


WorldCat includes millions of holdings from libraries worldwide.


If you have a Free Library of Philadelphia card, you can sign up for access to a wide array of electronic databases available via the web. You can apply for a pin by going to The Free Library’s Databases page.

Other public libraries may also provide access to electronic resources via the web. Ask a librarian at your local library if any such databases are available.

Feel free to visit the Librarian’s office on the 3rd floor of Allison Mansion or schedule an appointment if you need assistance with your research.