Databases and Resources

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World Book is a web site that offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.  Students must use our school login to sign in.

Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource with pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics and more.  The database covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to the legalization of marijuana.

Hamden Public Library provides students access to the Hamden's public libraries.  Students can peruse the collection, download eBooks and Audio books, and find hours and locations of each branch.

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the databases from home. 

Visit the Hamden High School Library Media Center Webpage for additional resources.

researchIT is Connecticut's free online database supplied by CT State Library.  Students can view journal, magazine and newspaper articles that are  appropriate for students grades K-12.  Students also download eAudios and eBooks.  

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the database from home.

Explora is a simple search tool that delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the database from home.

Research in Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for secondary students in language arts, social studies, and science.

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CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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EasyBib is a free website that students can access in order to generate citations and to create a works cited page utilizing MLA format. This is an excellent and easy to use resource for students to use every time they cite a source. 

Science Reference Center includes topics such as biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the database from home.

History Reference Center includes full text for more than 200 leading history periodicals, covering wide-ranging topics such as Ancient civilizations, global military and cultural histories including Jewish History, Women's History, Native American History, as well as African Studies and Arab Studies.

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the database from home.

Referencia Latina is a comprehensive Spanish-language database that offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

Students need a valid CT town library card to access the database from home.