Databases

What are databases? Collections of previously published resources– books, essays, news articles, magazines, etc– organized to allow you to quickly and easily search thousands of electronic sources at once. They’re nothing short of miraculous. Navigation can initially be a bit tricky, so always come see me, Ms. McNerney, in the library if you need a research partner-in-crime.

Some of our databases require a password for access. Find a complete list of e-resources and login passwords in the link below. Forgotten the password to open the password list? Come see us in the library or email Ms. McNerney smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org. Click here for a video tutorial of the passwords page.

PASSWORDS FOR ALL ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

General Research Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextHow-to Guide

English Language Arts Databases

Bloom’s LiteratureHow-to Guide
Literary Reference CenterHow-to Guide
Literature Resource CenterHow-to Guide

History

History Reference CenterHow-to Guide
Kansas History 1854-65
U.S. History in ContextHow-to Guide
World History in ContextHow-to Guide
ABC-Clio Databases: American Government, American History, World Geography, World History

Medicine/Health

Consumer Health CompleteHow-to Guide
MedlineHow-to Guide
MedicLatina– Spanish

Newspaper/Magazines (primary sources)

MasUltra School– current eventsHow-to Guide
Explora High School– current events & scholarly journal articlesHow-to Guide

Performing Arts

Art Full Text

Science

Science in Context