Research Databases


    General Reference

    Periodical Resources

    Other Resources

     World Book Encyclopedia
    World Book Encyclopedia

    Contains easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and resources.

    EBSCO Explora High School

    Contains full text for 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more.

     Destiny Library Media Database
    Destiny Library Media Database

    Search for books, eBooks, audiobooks, and other curricular resources.


    Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries.

     Opposing Viewpoints
    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

    This source for information on today's hottest social issues features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

    JSTOR (Hickman students only)
    Includes more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published, along with thousands of monographs and other materials relevant for education.  (See a library media specialist to set up your personal account for JSTOR.)
    Research Guides for JSTOR

     Rosen Digital Literacy
    Rosen Digital Literacy

    Offers award-winning eBooks, Interactive eBooks, databases, and software solutions.

     Biography in Context
    Biography in Context

    Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.


    Access the Columbia Public Schools Overdrive collection (eBooks and audiobooks) with your CPS login on a variety of devices. For more information, contact your building Media Specialist orOverdrive support.

     Science Reference Center
    Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.



    Access magazine from a variety of publishers via a web browser or custom app made specifically for the iPad or iPad mini. Download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.
     Discovery Education
    Discovery Education Resources

    Curriculum-related videos in a digital format that can be linked to or streamed from the desktop. Includes full length videos as well as short clips that target specific curricular topics. Grades K-12.

    EBSCOHost Consumer Health Complete

    Covers all areas of Health and Wellness.

       Learning Express
    Learning Express Library

    Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information to increase test taking success.

     Heritage Quest
    Heritage Quest

    HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

      Kanopy Streaming
    Kanopy Streaming

    Database of high quality films and documentaries for teacher use in the classroom. Contact your building media specialist for login information.

        AP Archive
    AP Images

    Multimedia Archive including over 1.9 million photos, almost 50,000 Associated Press graphics, and over 6,000 hours of audio.