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Dr. Barbara Sapienza Memorial Library: Databases



American History covers 1350 - Present Day

Daily Life Through History covers Pre-History through Present Day

Issues covers various themes including Law & Politics, Environmental Conflict & Degradation, Gender & Sexuality, etc.

Pop Culture Universe explores icons, idols, and ideas from 1900 to Present Day

World History: The Modern Era explores time periods from 1700 through Present Day

World Religions explores major religions, new religions, unbelief, and traditional religions


ABC-CLIO also provides eBooks!

Click here to go to their eBook page.

If you are prompted to login, use the same login you used for the other

ABC-CLIO databases. 



Global Issues will help you analyze modern global issues. 

Archives Unbound  has digital collections of historical documents to support research (PRIMARY SOURCES)

Gale Primary Sources 

Opposing Viewpoints has information and opinions on hundreds of social issues.


Power Search



Britannica Academic

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Britannica Escolar (Spanish)

Britannica Moderna (Spanish)

Encyclopaedia Universalis (French)

Encyclopaedia Universalis Jr. (French)

Britannica Online - Japan 




- If you're accessing this from school, it should be automatically signed in. If not, remember to put in the username and password. 

New York Times

Click here for instructions on how to create an account to access the New York Times!

Once you've created an account log in with the PASS PAGE (otherwise you'll encounter paywalls)

Click here for PVHS database logins!

Click here to access the Database Cheat Sheet!

It will let you know which databases you might want to use for your topic!

In order to access the Username/Password Google Doc and the Cheat Sheet Google Doc, make sure you are signed into your Pascack email account. 

Click on the "Research Tools" tab above if you need information on NoodleTools

Salem eBooks

Salem Press eBooks 

Login information is at the bottom of the database login doc!



Click the logo above for the login page!

SIRS Issues Researcher - This link will take you to a LibGuide about SIRS Issues Researcher created by ProQuest.

LOC Newspapers

Library of Congress

Chronicling America

  • Search historic American newspapers
  • Pages are images and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is used to find and highlight keywords you used in your search.  

Newspaper Navigator

  • Search historic American newspaper images 
  • Uses newspapers from Chronicling America
  • You can create a collection of images
  • Train My AI capabilities - the system retrieves similar images for you that you can + or - to "train" the system. Please watch the video on the site for more information on this!



– use this to search across all the available EBSCO databases

covers various subjects, full-text journals and peer-reviewed titles

full text of business publications dating back to 1985. Includes company profiles

 – the Education Resource Information Center has reports, teaching guides, journals, dissertations, and more dating back to 1966

bibliographic database that guides users to records about the Americas during the posted years

 – research interface for high school students from EBSCO

indexing and abstracts, and Open Access texts on all aspects of the human impact on the environment

 – legal forms by state, patents, immigration, travel, wills, personal injury, rental agreements, and more

-This is mainly for those interested in librarianship, cataloging, bibliometrics, information management, online searching and information retrieval (ABSTRACTS ONLY)


 full-text database that includes: books, literary journals, plot summaries, synopses, essays, criticisms, biographies, book reviews (full-text poems, short stories, author interviews and classic texts)

reference publications dating back to 1984. Covers most subject areas. (photos, maps, flags, & 52 full text reference books)

 – NoveList can help users find their next perfect book!

 - presents multiple sides of current and controversial issues. Supporting materials and articles are included.

- search by topics, featured articles, and more

 – full text regional business publications

 – basics, start-up, videos, etc.

abstracts and indexing for teacher/administrator journals and magazines

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

OpenDissertations Historic and contemporary dissertations from colleges and universities around the world


 You will have to scroll down to eBook collection and click on the link to see all the books! 

Below are searchable databases for eBooks.

eBook High School Collection – full text eBooks with unlimited access, most subjects covered 

eBook Collection – full text eBooks 

Literary Reference eBook Collection -  eBook collection of full text classics, study guides, criticisms, etc.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection - full text eBooks

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection - full text eBooks

Why Use a Database?

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