Wantagh High School

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    Online Databases

    **To access the library's databases from home, please click here.  The username and password is available from the library staff.**


    Wantagh High School Library subscribes to the following electronic resources, all of which may be accessed from the computers in the library.  To see the Wantagh School District's full list of databases, please click here.


    A database of information about different countries around the world, as well as Canadian provinces and U.S. states.



    Critical essays on the finest contemporary and classic writers from around the world.



    Provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World.



    Offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.



    A collection of e-books, including Arts and Humanities Through the AgesThe Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, The Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, Business Plans Handbook, Books to Film, The Encyclopedia of Clothing, The World of Forensic Science and many others. 

    GALE DATABASES  (NY Online Virtual Electronic Library)
    • Academic OneFile -- peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995, updated daily.
    • Gale in Context: High School -- merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
    • Gale in Context: Science -- provides detailed coverage of topics in earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics.
    • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints -- contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints.  Includes a variety of constantly updated resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
    • Business Insights: Essentials -- includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.
    • Gale OneFile -- a set of databases providing information and periodicals articles on a range of topics, e.g., Economics, Communications & Mass Media, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Environment, Educator's Reference.


    As part of New York State's NOVEL databases, patrons have access to the full-text version of The New York Times from 1995 to the present. Click on "InfoTrac Newsstand" then "Browse Publications." Enter New York Times in the search box or click the letter N and scroll down.


    Thousands of full-text articles and documents related to social issues, scientific developments, global events, historic, economic, and political issues. From the main page, select "SIRS Knowledge Source." Added features include a reference toolbox.



    Focusing on the medical health and emotional needs of teenagers, this database provides students with comprehensive information and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.


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