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Ray Library Learning Commons Databases

Databases are online collections of newspaper, journal,encyclopedias, 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 a database, you know it's a good source.
If you need a username or password for any of the databases, please see Mrs. St.John.

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Watch Brainpop videos by Tim and Moby to learn more about your topic.

 This enables you to create a bibliography.

Culture Grams Learn about all different cultures all around the world.


 Science Reference Center, Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Topic Search, ect. Offers full text magazine, newspaper, journal and reference articles.  

Facts on File American History

American History is explored in this database.  Research your favorite subject in American History at this site.
Facts on File
Ancient & Medieval History
 Ancient and Medieval History is explored in this database.  Research your favorite ancient civilization at this site.

Student Resource Center, Twayne Author Series, and Infotrac. Full-text magazines, NY State newspapers, health and wellness articles, and more.

Grolier  Encyclopedia to be used for any project.


Syracuse Post Standard articles (1986 - Present), Buffalo, Rochester and Utica newspapers, too.  

Power Kids
Life Science
All about the life sciences.
 SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library  Offers many resources on health and medical topics.
Teen Health & Wellness  Health topics for teens.

World Book

Encyclopedias that can be used online to find answers.
Career Research Career Zone:

Career Research My Health Career:
Holland Hexagon Research
Personal Finance
Middle Ages

Music and Lyrics
The Watsons Go to Birmingham