Research Databases

Most subscription databases do not require a password if accessed from school. Passwords and remote access codes are available at the circulation counter or click the Database Passwords link on the left and login to your school Google Drive with your NSD credentials.

CQ Researcher: Time to Leave the Circus

CQ Researcher is the database of Congressional Quarterly, a magazine providing in-depth reports on global, social, and political issues, professionally fact-checked.

EBSCO Advanced Placement Source

Designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, this database offers a world of knowledge for students who seek to achieve academic excellence. 


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

EBSCO: Explora

Explora makes researching easier by searching for content in multiple databases. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, eBooks, encyclopedia entries and images. Explora provides Lexile Reading Level filters to narrow down results.

EBSCO Health Source: Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets. 

EBSCOHost Databases

EBSCOHost is a platform for multiple databases such as: Literature Resource Center, Novelist, ERIC, Science, History, Health, Newspaper Source, Advanced Placement and more! Excellent for academic research or in-depth coverage.

Literary Reference Center Plus: The World's Most Comprehensive Literary Reference Tool

Access literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, plot summaries, full-text essays, cover-to-cover full-text literary magazines, short stories, poems, book reviews, scholarly journals. Also includes: Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, and all of MagillOnLiterature.


Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

EBSCO Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

EBSCO Novelist

Created especially for people who love books, NoveList is an online database for reading recommendationsHelping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of fiction includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

EBSCO Topic Search

Researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom and in the media. 

Gale U.S. History in Context

U.S. History In Context contains information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Resources include reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers. U.S. History In Context is cross-searchable with World History In Context.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: GVRL

GVRL stands for Gale Virtual Reference Library, a collection of ebooks with over 200 titles. It’s like having your own reference section but better. Use at the start of literary, scientific, or historical research, and for general interest.

Gale World History in Context

World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today's headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multi-media content put this vast topic into context and is cross searchable with U.S. History In Context.


Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) provides access to 50,000 technology tutorials on over 205 applications. Tutorials are broken down into short video segments. Login with your NSD credentials.


Naviance College and Career Readiness platform hosts a huge scholarship database, Road Trip Nation, interest inventories, and career and college information. Includes information for how to achieve goals. Use for High School and Beyond Plan.

OverDrive Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and More

OverDrive provides access to hundreds of audio and ebooks. This collection contains many of the classics taught in English classes as well as popular fiction. Download directly to your device or read online. Use your NSD Credentials to access.


ProQuest is a database with scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, millions of pages of digitized historical primary sources, and more than 450,000 ebooks. Search all of ProQuest at once, including specialty collections, or narrow your search with limiters.


Primary source cultural & statistical country reports on every country in the world, every state in the United States of America, and all the Canadian provinces. Includes interviews, photos, maps, video and more.


eLibrary is a multimedia database that includes ebooks, periodicals, newspaper articles, websites, transcripts, maps and images. eLibrary is published by ProQuest but includes different content and search features.


SIRS: Discoverer is a ProQuest database designed with information on a range of topics and subjects. Content is framed in an elementary or middle school reading level. User-friendly advanced search features enable to find exactly what they need by limiting any search by source type and simple searching by grade level and Lexile range.

ProQuest SIRS

SIRS Social Issues Researcher provides information on the most researched and debated social issues. Issues are organized from major topical areas into Leading Issues, and then broken down to Pro/Con subtopics.  Each Pro/Con subtopic provides a brief overview, critical thinking questions, timeline, and a research guide. 

ProQuest History Study Center logo

History Study Center covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics. Includes access to World Conflicts Today, special reports on the top ten most studied world conflicts.


ProQuest Literature

ProQuest® Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This resource offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticism, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals.