Research Databases

  General Reference Periodical Resources Assorted Other Resources

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.

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


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

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.



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.

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.


Rosen Digital Literacy

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


Biography in Context

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


An online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform for secondary students to access digital classroom resources.


Learning Express Library

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

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. 

Learn 360

Provides 24/7 access to the most current media library for the K-12 market.


AP Archive

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


EBSCOHost Consumer Health Complete

Covers all areas of Health and Wellness.


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.