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Digital Article Databases


All subjects

PowerSearch searches articles from thousands of magazines - plus ALL of the reference books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.


Reference eBooks
by subject
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Gale Virtual Reference Library contains hundreds of reference books in electronic format, completely searchable and printable.
Browse the books in the bookshelf here.


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Current issue topics

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Opposing Viewpoints
contains information and opinions on hundreds of current events and social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, news reports, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


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Britannica School contains in-depth information as well as quick facts on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are also available.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Photos, Videos, & Audio

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Discovery Education Streaming contains hundreds of thousands of quality educational videos in all subjects in addition to images, encyclopedia articles, writing prompts, activities, and more. Many videos are editable and can be used in multimedia projects.



The eBook Collection by EBSCOhost has over 20,000 published books available for online reading in all subject areas. Create an account to keep track the books you check out.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.




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DemographicsNow provides business and demographic information to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, create business plans, analyze population trends, and more.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

See a complete list of all digital article databases available through the Michigan eLibrary.

Provided by the Rochester Hills Public Library
See below for subject-specific databases or go to the library's  page of  Research Databases for their complete list.
To access from home, log in using your library card number on your RHS student ID.


Science in Context


U.S. History in Context
us history

World History in Context
world history




Literature Resource Center
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Novelist (fiction and literature)

Books & Authors
books & authors

All subjects

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Databases available from Oakland University
Oakland University's Kresge Library has access to 220 different databases covering all subject areas. (Online list of subjects here.) The books and articles they provide are scholarly and research-oriented, so if that fits your need, check their Library OneSearch search engine below.

RHS students are welcome to use the Library OneSearch, but to download a resource you find...

  1. Go to the Kresge Library and pick up a guest login at the checkout desk (located on the left side of the entrance).
  2. Login as a guest using one of their library computers and download or print the information you need. There is no charge to download articles as a guest.

Search OU's Library OneSearch
to find scholarly information in both book and digital formats.

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Finding books on your research topic
When looking for information on a very specific topic, expand your search to include books from libraries across Michigan.

Search at elibrary.mel.org.
Once you find a book you'd like, click on "Get this for me" and choose to have it delivered to Rochester Hills Public Library for you.