Databases are online collections of newspaper, journal, and magazine articles. Databases are sold by a vendor. They're expensive, but worth it! Databases ensure that you're getting accurate, reliable information written by experts. If you find an article in an online subscription database, you know it's a good source.



Streaming Video

Media Connect - Streaming video service from BOCES which includes Discovery Education, NBC News Archives, PBS, Learn 360 and much more These videos and clips can be shown directly from the site or downloaded and saved in your files.  Also includes SOUNDZABOUND - a collection of music and sound effects in MP3 format that may be used in your projects.  Insert user name: bvbhsstudent  password: student

 Facts on File American History Online - Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural history.


Multiple Databases on a variety of topics

Gale Literature Resource Center-Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.  Includes both poetry and drama.
Library of Congress An extensive collection of databases that include historic photographs, streaming video, music, historic newspapers, maps and manuscripts.  A good site for primary sources.
 Literary Criticism  The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.


Syracuse Post Standard articles (1986 - Present),  Includes Rochester and Utica newspapers, as well as 1,000 national newspapers.  

Issues and Controversies  Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Opposing Viewpoints

Pro and Con viewpoint articles, including full-text magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, and links to hand-selected web sites.

Rosen Teen Health & Wellness - A one-stop self-help resource and fully interactive online community center for teen health and wellness.


Movies of authors and illustrators, multimedia resources on young adult literature,professional book readings and guides to titles.


Several databases including Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Teacher Reference Center - abstracts of articles in educational journals.  Also, Literary Reference Center, History Reference Center and Science Reference Center. 

BOCES  Onondaga / Cortland Boces homepage with links to their databases.
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