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


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


In depth reports (20 to 30 pages) covering topics in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs; including background info, pro/con arguments, contacts, bibliography, graphs, etc. 


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


International & Domestic Perspectives

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 events, controversial issues, debate, health and social studies from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content.

America's Historical Newspapers



Provides a timeline and topic search covering issues and events, discoveries, literature, inventions and more from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I and other eras.


NewsBank Popular Periodicals



Coverage of U.S and international news, the arts, business, careers, culture, family life, history, health, people, entertainment, science, sports, and technology from well-known and familiar magazines.


NewsBank Science Source Collection (1987-Current) Learn about biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, health, oceanography, and applied sciences



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





General Information

Magazine and newspaper information on current events, popluar and general topics.


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


Newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference materials.



Online Encyclopedias


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


Background information, magazine and news articles, links to websites, and multimedia resources. 


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


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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