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Digital Article Databases



Articles, books, news,
video, audio, and more

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

View a list of all the databases here.


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 articles

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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.

Articles on all subjects



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

Open-archive catalog of articles and books



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.
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.

The New York Times


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.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.



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.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


health & wellness

Health and Wellness Resource Center provides trusted medical reference materials of nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, articles from 2,200 general interest publications, Gale reference books, and links to reputable health websites.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


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Health Reference Center Academic contains complete articles from nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.



Military and Intelligence Database includes articles from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.



The Psychology Collection from the Gale Virtual Reference Library contains academic journal and magazine articles that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


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In the Small Business Resource Center, find information on how to plan for, start, finance or manage a small business. Resources include sample business plans and forms, how-to guides, articles and websites.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


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Business Insights: Global provides a range of informative materials such as case studies, statistical data, news articles, academic journals, and reference materials organized by country, company, and industry.
Provided by Michigan eLibrary.


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Business Decision gives comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Users must create an account to create reports. One you create a user profile, find company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data.
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.

For the complete list of all information databases available through the Michigan eLibrary, go to mel.org/databases.

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.