Upper School Search Page


  • Quick stats and facts about countries, states, provinces
  • Historical and geographical maps, graphs, tables
  • Photos, videos, cultural data

History Reference Center

  • Full text history reference database
  • 1,620 history books
  • 150 history periodicals
  • 57,000 historical documents
  • 77,000 biographies
  • 113,000 historical photos and maps

Oxford English Dictionary

  • The accepted authority on the English language
  • Meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words

Oxford Reference Online

  • Brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias
  • 135+ academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries- short-entry content

Project MUSE

  • Humanities and social sciences content
  • Books and journals from leading university presses and scholarly societies
  • 330,760 articles and 648,243 chapters by 241 publishers

Gale Databases

  • 38 topic-oriented databases, each containing articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Useful for searches targeted to a specific discipline or subject


  • More than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to their first published volumes
  • Thousands of scholarly monographs

Bloom's Literature

  • Access to information about great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world of literature

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues
  • 19,000+ pro/con viewpoints
  • 13,000+ topic overviews
  • 1,000+ court case overviews
  • 300+ profiles of federal agencies and special-interest groups

Encyclopedia Britannica

  • Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Directory and Thesaurus,magazines and periodicals, and many other research

Science Reference Center

  • Full-text science-oriented content
  • Hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources

Student Resources In Context

  • Offers cross-curricular reference content
  • Full-text newspapers and periodicals
  • Archival film clips to broadcast video, NPR, and more
  • Topic-searchable image galleries
  • Interactive maps

World Book Online

  • Suite of online research tools for schools and libraries


  • Explora provides content from the world's leading magazines and reference books including print, video, and audio resources.

Science in Context

  • Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics
  • More than 200 experiments and projects