Most of these databases can be used from a school computer without a username or password. However, when accessing one of these resources from home or anywhere off-campus, please follow these instructions.
All RSD students have a St. Louis County Library Virtual Library Card which can be used to access databases.
All RSD students have a St. Louis County Library Virtual Library Card which can be used to access databases and eMedia including ebooks and audiobooks. Hoopla and Kanopy are not available with a Virtual Library Card.
This database provides maps, statistics, background information, political organization, and social customs for the United States, Canada, and more than 200 countries.
Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more.
Access to a rich collection of more than 50,000 video segments from among 5,000 full-length educational videos from Discovery School and other award-winning producers.
Academic Search Elite contains full-text peer-reviewed articles from more than 2100 journals for academics or college-bound students.
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.
Links to all EBSCO databases which access popular and academic periodicals, ebooks, and reference resources.
This database includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press. Databases Searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.
This database provides full text articles for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers, and full-text television & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. Including St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Nonfiction Book Collection contains nearly 8,000 eBook titles from across all academic subject areas, from History to Language & Literature to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
This database contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other source.
The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams.
This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.
This database delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
HippoCampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework, and assignments.
Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills. When using this link, you do not need to be in a RSD building to register and create an account.
Online map resources for the classroom.
Noodletools provides a comprehensive and accurate citation composer (MLA, APA, and others) with fully-integrated note-taking and the research process.
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database designed for young researchers.
An editorially curated pro/con database that meets the research needs of students and educators by providing premium content correlated to key curricular standards and subjects.
TeachingBooks.net provides engaging author programs and K-12 book resources.
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information.
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context is a truly non-U.S.-centric resource that ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — providing information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.
Virtually every course of study, from history to science to literature, is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries, on more than 528,000 individuals, spanning history and geography.
An extremely comprehensive and fully integrated, topic-specific reference library filled with authoritative, award-winning content that is available to student researchers anytime, anywhere. Databases include American Government, American History, The African American Experience, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. World History: The Modern Era
Online, searchable reference sets: Arts and Humanities Through the Ages; Encyclopedia of World Biography; American Decades; Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, Fashion, Costume, and Culture; History in Dispute, Checks and Balances: Three Branches of the American Government; Modern American Literature; Reference Guide to World Literature; Short Stories for Students; Encyclopedia of Children's Health; Encyclopedia of Medicine; Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs; The African-American Years; Mathematics; Encyclopedia of Science; UXL Encyclopedia of Science; and Encyclopedia of Psychology
Gale In Context: Literature provides context for literary classics and diverse new texts by using a robust multimedia collection of videos, images, infographics, eBooks, and more.
Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.
LitFinder contains thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays (including literary criticism), plays and speeches.
Includes Salem History, Salem Literature, Salem Science, and Salem Health