Middle School Resources

Britannica Online Resources

Search reference articles, journals and magazines, the web’s best sites, multimedia, curriculum content and more.

BritannicaEscolarButtonGr. K-8. Incluyen artículos de la enciclopedia, las herramientas de educador, actividades estudiantiles, imágenes, audio y video, publicaciones periódicas actuales y los sitios web relacionados.

BritannicaEnciclopeidaModernaButtonGr. 9-12. Incluyen artículos de la enciclopedia, las herramientas de educador, actividades estudiantiles, imágenes, audio y video, publicaciones periódicas actuales y los sitios web relacionados.

BritannicaAnnalsofAmericanHistoryButtonSpeeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images and more that bring American history to life from 1493 to the present.

BritannicaWorldDataAnalystButton.pngComprehensive current and historical statistics on the countries of the world  for historical and cross-national comparisons and the creation of tables and charts or exporting for deeper analysis.


General Popular, Academic, and Reference Databases

general onefile databaseUse this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 9,200 titles (5,156 full-text).


Virtual Reference Library

A mix of more than 70 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.


In Context Databases (Web-like design, rich multimedia–images, audio, video)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context databaseCovers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Over 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews. More than 400 titles from the Greenhaven Press Series.

ResearchinContextButtonDesigned for middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Science in Context databaseCovers earth science, life science, space, technology, and math & science history. 22,000+ topic overviews, 7,000 biographies, and 170+ experiments. Publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher.

US History in Context databaseA complete overview of U.S. history; covers the most-studied events, issues & current information. Full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents & scholarly analysis. Includes Newsweek, American Heritage and The Historian.

World History in Context databaseCovers 5,000 years from antiquity to the present. Multicultural and global scholarly analysis, full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents. 600+ historical maps, atlases and other images.

Global Issues in Context database Understand today’s world issues from a global perspective. Covers a wide variety of subject areas: sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, and human rights.

Biography in Context databaseNearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals. Reference material, periodical information and multimedia content. High interest topic pages.


Literature & Reading Databases

Books and Authors databaseWhat should I read next? Search according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. Learn about the themes, origins, and author of the book you are currently reading.


Literature Resource Center135,000+ author biographies; 850,000+ full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from scholarly journals and literary magazines. 11,000+ overviews of frequently studied works. 30,000+ full-text poems, short stories and plays.


Health Database

Health & Wellness Resource CenterThousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, and multimedia.



Newspaper & Local Databases

Full-text coverage from 1985 to today (also included in Academic OneFile).

Full-text coverage from 1980.


MA History OnlineUse this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.



Boston Public Library

Boston Public LibraryUse your Boston Public Library card to access additional resources such as Learning Express Library, Powerspeak Languages and Tutor.com SkillsCenter.