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Research Databases

The research databases are available 24/7. Login is required when accessing remotely. The login id is provided in parentheses beside each of the databases. The databases have been divided into the following subject areas: Periodicals, Reference, Health & Wellness, Government, Literature, Science, Social Science, World Languages, World Religions and Professional Collection for Teachers.


Expanded Academic ASAP Database
(Password: ndhs)
Expanded Academic ASAP includes journals and periodicals covering a wide variety of disciplines, from social science, humanities and politics to medicine, general interest and science over the past 25 years.

General Onefile Database 

(username: ndhs)
General OneFile provides periodical and news. Content includes more than 12,000 titles, with nearly 30 years of coverage.


Biography in Context 
(Password: ndhs)
The Biography Resource Center contains more than 440,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from around the world and throughout history.


Britannica Image Quest
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Provides access to more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.

Britannica School Online Database
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Britannica Online offers full text encyclopedia articles as well as access to selected websites and visual material.

Classroom Video On Demand: Master Collection
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)


College of San Mateo Library Databases
Access 30+ college level databases and other resources using your PLS library card to log in.


Gale Virtual Reference Library


(username: ndhs)



(username: ndhsb; password: tigers)

Access more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.


PBS LearningMedia
PBS offers educational videos in all subject areas by grade level.

Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Teen Health & Wellness provides comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. All content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.


Health & Wellness Resource Center

(Password: ndhs)
Health & Wellness Resource Center provides access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and more.

Description: U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources presented by the Library of Congress

The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Description: Database on major constitutional cases heard by the United States Supreme Court, with multimedia resources including digital audio of oral arguments.

Supreme Court of the United States
Description: is the official web site for the Supreme Court of the United States. This site is a source for information about the Supreme Court Cases, Oral Arguments, etc.

THOMAS (Library of Congress)
Description: The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, activity in congress, committee members, presidential nominees, etc.
The U.S. House of Representatives
Description: Find your representative, directory of representative, legislative activity, and committee member information.

United States Senate
Description: Information about senators, committees, legislation and records, and the U.S. Constitution.


Bloom's Literary Reference Online
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Literature Resource Center
(Password: ndhs)
Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
username: ndhs

Social Science

American History Online
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

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Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
This nonprofit organization is devoted to the improvement of history education offering a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.


Global Issues in Context
(Password: ndhs)
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issues and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Modern World History Online
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.


Opposing Viewpoints
(Password: ndhs)
Opposing Viewpoints brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!


US History in Context
(Password: ndhs)
History Resource Center: U.S. brings together a broad collection of full-text periodicals and scholarly analysis, as well as over 5,000 primary source documents.

World History in Context
(Password: ndhs)
History Resource Center: World provides a broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, scholarly analysis and more than 10,000 pages of primary source documents.

World Languages

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

American Sign Language Resource:

World Religions

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
(username: ndhsb; password: tigers)
Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies.

Facts on File World Religions Online
(username: ndhs; password: tigers)
Explores the world's major religions and spiritual traditions and their impact on society and cultures.



Contact Information


Claudia Sarconi, MLIS, CTESOL
Library Director
Notre Dame High School
1540 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA. 94002
650-595-1913 Ext. 240