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SHS Library Databases

General Reference

General purpose - a great starting point for most topics. Password: empirelink

Journals, primary sources and books.  User: sutherlandhs, password: school

Search all the Gale products at once.
Password: sutherland

Gale E-Books

A large collection of Reference Titles in E-book form.   Our collection is strong for history and biographical subjects.

Offsite password: empirelink or sutherland


Password: empirelink

Research in Context


History and Government

User: sutherland, password: school

US & World History

Chronicling America - LOC Newspapers 1690-1943


Chronicling America - LOC Newspapers 1690-1943

Spanish Language Databases

Britannica Escolar. Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.


New York Times

(Through Gale Power Search)

TIP: Click on a date to browse, or use the search box to the right.


Search hundreds of University and Museum art image collections all in one place.

Library of Congress Images

IMAGES - over 5 Million Historical Images, searchable by keyword.

Alternate Search Sites

It's not all about Google and Bing.  There are LOTS of other ways to search the internet when researching.  Here are some great tools:

  • - Academic Resource Search. More than a billion sources: encyclopedia, monographies, magazines.
  • - a search for the contents of 20 thousand worldwide libraries. Find out where lies the nearest rare book you need.
  • - access to more than 10 million scientific documents: books, articles, research protocols.
  • is a library of scientific bioscience journals published in developing countries.
  • - volunteers from 102 countries have collected almost 4 million publications on economics and related science.
  • is an American state search engine on 2200+ scientific sites. More than 200 million articles are indexed.
  • is one of the most powerful researches on academic studies texts. More than 100 million scientific documents, 70% of them are free

Current Events

Current Events and Controversial Topics
Password: empirelink

Historical US Newspapers & World Current Events

(user: PISH, password: 1Monroe)

English and Literature

Bloom's Literature

Bloom's Literature

Username: pitt-sutherhs
Password: knights


Teen Health

Username = Monroe1
Password = boces


Search Wikipedia:

Remember, the "magic" in a Wikipedia article is down at the bottom.  Look for External Links, Further Reading and References and follow the links. Learn more about How to Use Wikipedia Wisely.