This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students. Topics include biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.
Coverage: 1975 +
A comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for popular, high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, etc. It also provides nearly 518 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, an Image Collection of 188,323 photos, maps & flags.
Coverage: 1940 +
Consists of reviews and citations to the world’s research literature in mathematics and related area compiled from: Mathematical reviews, and Current Mathematical publications.
This database was established by the School of Chinese Medicine and the Library of the Hong Kong Baptist University. It contains more than one thousand medicinal plants with detailed bilingual descriptions.
A portable “light” version format of the Medicinal Plant Images Database (MPID) called
Chinese Medicinal Plants Guide 藥用植物圖像數據庫 (CMPG) is now available on
App Store and Google Play for mobile access.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an American dictionary available online. It is built on the solid foundation of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged and is a good source of current information about the English language. Merriam-Webster Unabridged includes rich and clear definitions. Definitions have been enhanced with over 123,000 author quotations. Supplementary notes provide additional context, and usage paragraphs offer clear guidance and suggestions for words with confused or disputed usage. Dates of first known use are being added, and editorial style changes are being made throughout the dictionary to make entries more readable and easier to understand.
More than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection are now available for download for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee under the Open Access for Scholarly Content policy.
Offers current news about all branches of the military and the US government, including intelligence agencies and provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
Music and Dance Online currently includes over 10 million audio tracks, 2,500 hours of video, 1.3 million pages of scores, and 124,000+ pages of reference material, comprising the largest and most comprehensive online offering of in-copyright audio and video performances and scores available anywhere. Collection included:
African American Music Reference, American Music, Classical Music Library,Classical Performance in Video, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library (Volumes I, II, III and IV), Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, and Popular Music Library.
Coverage includes blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrels, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
American Music is a history database that includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
Contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world. (This database has been upgraded to Classical Performance in Video)
Selections range from the earliest Gregorian chants to works by modern composers—including symphonic music, vocal and instrumental music, choral works, and other forms. A reference section with information and images about composers, music history, and musical terms is also included.
It brings together a variety of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music, which are available for the first time in electronic form.
An extensive video resource for the study of classical music performances and opera, comprising some 1600 performances, including 200 full operas and 75 dance works. This collection is an ideal tool for the study and teaching of music performance, conducting, and music history.
An online scores database designed to support the teaching and research of classical music. It provides online access to more than 25,000 scores and nearly 440,000 pages that can be printed and annotated.
The collection includes works from all periods from medieval to contemporary and major genres from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. Coverage includes music history, music appreciation, music performance, analysis, and theory. Types of score are comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano score, and vocal score.
Includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world. The focus is concentrated on contemporary genres, such as fusion and world beat.
The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
Coverage: Baroque period to the 20th century
Contains opera performances of repertoire from the Baroque period to the 20th century as well as interviews and documentaries about opera. Selections represent a wide range of performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Popular Music from Alexander Street contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
Smithsonian Global Sound® is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. The collection provides a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. The database includes an array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. It contains more than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.
Coverage: Indexes / Citations 1874 + Full Text 1997 +
Includes both scholarly and popular publications, and covers a wide range of subject areas: musicology, performance, theory and composition, music education, jazz, popular music and ethnomusicology.