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RHS students and their families have access to the following quality information databases containing complete books, thousands of published articles, and a large quantity of multimedia. For at-home access, pick up a Password List in the Media Center or email Ms. Harris in the Media Center to send you one.

Looking to find an article from a specific magazine or journal? Check Michigan eLibrary's eJournal list to see which database may have it
or check on Gale PowerSearch's "Publication Search" (listed in the orange menu bar).

PowerSearch: Articles and Reference Books  
To browse and search individual books and article databases included in these widgets, go to the Rochester High PowerSearch page.


PowerSearch searches 20 different databases containing articles from thousands of magazines plus ALL of the reference books in the Virtual Reference Library widget.

Click here to view all databases.


Gale Virtual Reference Library contains 566 full-text reference books, all electronically searchable and printable.

Click here to browse the bookshelf.


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Get the mobile app for PowerSearch! 
Available for both the iPhone/iPod and Android devices.Download the "AccessMyLibrary School Edition" app for PowerSearch iPhone or 


Subject-Specific Databases from MeL: the Michigan eLibrary  mel logo2 
Provided by the Library of Michigan, MeL provides all Michigan residents with free access to many subscription databases. Go to MeL.org for more info.


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.

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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.


InfoTrac includes articles from magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


OAIster is a catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide. Includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,500 contributors.

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. 


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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. 

Newspaper Articles


The New York Times contains complete articles printed in the New York Times back to 1985.
Articles cover national and international news, opinion and commentary. 

Newspaper Articles


Newsstand is a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes The New York Times and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers.