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Academics / Information Commons

Electronic Research Subscription Services

Until this page is secured with password protection - students need to use the Information Common page on moodle to access services.


http://mobile.jstore.org/ - JSTOR Mobile
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JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Beginning in 2011, current issues for more than 150 journals will be available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Additional collections include valuable primary source content complementary to the academic journals and monographs. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The content is expanded continuously with a current emphasis on international publications as well as pamphlets, images, and manuscripts from libraries, societies, and museums.

ProQuest SIRS and Central k-12


SIRS Issues Researcher® is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are carefully selected from 1,500 domestic and international publications according to strict criteria with regard to content and age appropriateness. Articles are indexed according to Library of Congress subject headings. Database features include World Almanac excerpts, Maps of the World and a Directory of Publications. Special online features include Today's News, Spotlight of the Month and more. Researcher is updated daily online, and is available on CD-ROM, which is updated three times a year.

SIRS Government Reporter® delivers thousands of full-text documents and graphics concerning a wide variety of topics: health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business and industry. Articles and graphics are carefully selected according to strict criteria with regard to content and age appropriateness. Additional content provides current and historic government documents; landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions; information about U.S. Justices, U.S. Presidents, elected leaders, federal departments and agencies. National Archives Documents and Country Profiles are also included. Government Reporter is available online, which is updated daily, and on CD-ROM, which is updated twice a year.

SIRS Renaissance® - Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities, a reference database, provides dynamic information on Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion and Visual Arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,000 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs and illustrations. Additional database features include Award Recipients, Biographies, Glossary of the Arts, Literary Corner, Recommended References and Spotlight of the Month. Editor's Top Pick highlights a weekly graphic and article. Renaissance is available online and on CD-ROM.

SKS WebSelect™ (formerly SIRS NetSelect) is an online database of carefully selected, reliable and credible Internet resources on vital issues and topics. SIRS continuously updates WebSelect to include new sites originating from around the globe and continuously monitors each site to ensure quality and accessibility. Topics are derived from SIRS' award-winning reference databases and assigned based on site content and mission. SIRS' sophisticated software notes changes to Web sites throughout the day. Editors then immediately re-evaluate the sites and remove those sites that no longer meet SIRS' established standards.

Discovery Channel United Streaming


Discovery Education unitedstreaming allows teachers and educators and students to stream or download over 40,000 video content segments and 4,000 full video titles from DiscoverySchooland other award-winning producers. Video content is correlated to your state and provincial standards, and an average of 300-400 new video titles are added annually. Teachers can quickly and efficiently search a video library via curriculum standard, keyword, subject area, grade, producer, new releases, or all available titles. Additional features of Discovery Education unitedstreaming include Hardware neutral, no special software or hardware needed, image library with over 18,000 images, including 2,000 geography images, 100 Spanish videos, 300 Closed Caption titles for visual learners, hearing impaired and student learning English as a second language, 27,000 encyclopedia articles, over 1,200 editable video clips, and a clip Art Gallery with over 1,500 images.


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Ebrary®’s School Collection features a growing selection of more than 50,000 items to any number of students at the same time either at school or from home. With authoritative titles from leading publishers on topics such as pre-test, study guides, reference, and more, ebrary's School Collection is an ideal package for young adults in high schools, vocational schools and college preparatory academies. The selection also includes titles in Education, Psychology, Special Needs, and other subject areas for the professional development of your instructors, administrators, librarians, and other staff.



STUDENTS MUST BE ON CAMPUS TO USE THIS LINK - For off site access, students need to log in via moodle.

Specifically designed to provide high school students with Web-based, desktop access to authoritative research sources, LexisNexis Scholastic Edition is the "younger sibling" of the LexisNexis Academic service, accessible to nearly seven million students and faculty members at more than 1,600 colleges and universities in the U.S.

LexisNexis Scholastic Edition gives students experience searching for vital source material-including articles from major U.S. and international newspapers, non-English language publications, statistics, and Federal and state case law, codes and legislation-using the kind of technology they will invariably encounter as they progress to a college or university. Content within the service is broken down into three key areas: news, legal research and legislation.

Contact Academics
Ben Kirby ’00
Assistant Principal of Academics
972-387-8700 x560


Mark Wester
Info Commons Director


7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday


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