Here are links to all our high school databases. Please let us know if you have trouble choosing a database or locating information.


New York Times
NY Times 

First time users must click "Create Account"

(you MUST be in school to create an account & you MUST use your
Plainedge email)


Once you've created an account you may log on from anywhere.



Issues with Pro / Con Arguments


Newspaper and magazine articles on leading social issues, current events, and debatable topics. All articles can be heard in audio format.


Opposing    Viewpoints
(no password required)


Today's hottest social issues, includes viewpoint essays, newspaper and
magazine articles, academic journal articles, primary source documents, and more.
All articles can be heard in audio format.




CQ Researcher


CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

Facts on File 

Issues & Controversies

Brief reports (4 to 5 pages), exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture, including topic overview, related articles, key news events, contacts, bibliography, etc.

Facts on File Today's Science Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.




Access World News

Historical & Current

Comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level.


 Find global information on topics related to current and historical events and issues. 



JSTOR - Scholarly Articles
JSTOR  Scholarly research, academic articles, & book reviews, some dating back to the 1600s (mostly in the humanities).




General Information
(No password required)

National & international newspapers, New York state newspapers, business information, e-books, magazines, podcasts, and reference books.

Gale Custom Journals

Access to over 100 journals and newspapers covering a variety of topics.

Gale Academic OneFile with Subject Collections
(no password required)

Contains peer-reviewed, full text articles from the world's ;eading  journals and reference sources.

Gale Academic OneFile Select with Subject Collections
(no password required)

 Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects.

Gale General OneFile with Subject Collections
(no password required)

 News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.



Online Encyclopedias

World Book

Background information, additional links and sources, e-books, primary documents.
 Britannica Academic

(no password required) 

Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, articles (from magazines, newspapers, and journals), primary sources, and many other research tools.

School  Encyclopedia

(no password required)

A general source of information for all grades reading abilities, includes articles, atlas, primary sources and more. 

Subject Specific Databases

Business Insights
(no password required)
Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers. 


Health & Medicine
Gale OneFile: Health & Medicine
(no password required)
Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources.  
(no password required)

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central. 

 National Center for Biotechnology Information   
(no password required)                           
The World's largest repository of medical and scientific abstracts, full-text articles, books and reports

(no password required)
Online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Gale OneFile Educator's Reference Complete 
(no password required)        
Resource for educators and education students.  Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

 Gale OneFile: Computer Science
(no password required)
 Provides access to business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries. 

 NY Times   
Access to unlimited articles from the New York Times.

Wall Street Journal  
Access to unlimited articles from the Wall Street Journal.
This link will work for any device with a Plainedge High School  IP address.

Access to unlimited articles from Newsday. 
This link will work for any device with a Plainedge High School  IP address.

Gale OneFile: News
Full Text Newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

New York State Newspapers
A subset of Gale OneFile: News, this databases includes articles from newspapers around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-Star, New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, and Newsday.

Online reference books from Grey House Publishing and Salem Press. 
Titles include: Privacy Rights in the Digital Age, Working Americans, Artificial Intelligence, Alternative Facts, The American Dream, The South China Sea Conflict, and Immigration.

If you have a Plainedge Public Library card you can access additional databases from the library's website and borrow materials from 
any library in Nassau  County

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