The Research and Reference Shelf


Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, Videos and eBooks

All of the databases listed below can be accessed on campus without a password. If you are using these databases off-campus please see the librarian to get·a username and password.




The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals from the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.



This is a resource provided compliments of the American Physical Society on 5/19/11. It can only be used on campus. The journals in this database are upper level physics journals and are available at the request of Mount View High School science teachers.



The link provides full access to the Bangor Daily News while you are at school. If you are not at school the link will bring you to the site, but will not give you full access. We do not have off campus access.



The  complete Churchill Archive offers cross-searchable access to more than 800,000 pages of original documents containing everything from Sir Winston Churchill’s personal correspondence with family, friends, royalty and presidents to important historical documents illuminating the events of the two wars that shaped the international political reality we live with today. The Churchill Archive provides a unique insight into the life and times of a leading figure of modern history.



The Churchill Archive for Schools provides an expanding range of classroom-ready resources specially written and developed by leading history educators to support the teaching of History at secondary level.

Investigations — in the form of challenges or questions — have been prepared to introduce students to archive sources.

Each investigation contains six to eight documents from the Churchill Archive, together with background information, to help students interpret the sources, and to understand and answer the investigation.

Specially designed by leading educators to enrich high school history and political science curricula.

Students will get close to the action of WWI and WWII exploring primary source material surrounding one of the most dynamic figures of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill.

Perfectly in tune with the CCSS focus on using compelling “informational texts” to build persuasive writing skills.

An in-depth resource for teachers with lesson tips and suggested topical investigations of key issues

An excellent practice tool for mastering AP Test DBQ’s!

For on-campus access click on the title of the database. For off-campus access please see the librarian.



Classroom Video On Demand is the first true, dedicated high school streaming video subscription of its kind. This complete, multi-subject video solution offers one-stop shopping for students, librarians, and teachers. There is a wealth of material appropriate for basic through AP courses and research. There are 16,000 full-length videos and 170,000 video clips. Clips and videos are added to the database regularly.

For on-campus access please click on the database title above. Please see the librarian for the username and password to gain access anywhere off-campus.



An extensive list of online databases for use by the citizens of the State of Maine. These comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. It is particularly useful for finding magazine and journal articles on a wide variety of topics.



Designed especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers, these databases include EBSCO Professional Development Collection, ERIC, and Teacher Reference Center. Together these provide full text access to highly specialized collections of over 500 of the best education journalsincluding Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and more. You will also find lesson plans, program ideas, white papers on trends in education, and much more.

See the librarian for a password to access this resource off campus.



Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. If you are not at school you will need a password to connect. See the librarian to get the password.



Medscape from WebMD offers the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. A username and password is required for full use of this tool. See the librarian for the username and password.



NewsBank is a full text research database family. In addition to the four databases described below there are direct links to special reports on vital topics of current interest, maps, and teacher/librarian resources.

·Access World News·-·International and Domestic Perspectives for Research Papers, Debate and Speech
The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources — all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

Search Shortcuts:

Maine Newspapers

America’s News Magazines

The World

United States

Short How To Use NewsBank Videos:

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4. How To Find and Use Special Reports (2:27)

America’s Historical Newspapers (1690 – 2000) provides news articles covering topics including government, politics, social issues, culture, discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources that enable students and teachers to explore virtually every topic or aspect of American history and culture between 1690 and 2000. The resource also provides a wealth of information for English/Literature and science classes. America’s Historical Newspapers is aligned to state standards with the ability to locate articles directly related to specific standards. The resource features cover-to-cover facsimiles from hundreds of U.S. newspapers, including titles from all 50 present states. Students searching by using either the timeline or topic search can easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, Globalization and other time periods. Newspapers of particular historical importance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies are available. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print.



 Salem Press Resources


The library currently owns 69 Salem Press reference resources in print. The links below provide access to those reference books in electronic format. Coverage includes many reference works in Literature, History, Health, Science, and Careers. The database can be searched as a single resource, or within a subject category, or within an individual title. See the librarian for an introduction and help using Salem Press titles. All of the titles can be viewed and searched by clicking on the “On Campus” link below. If you are “Off Campus” you will need a password to use the database. See the librarian to get the password.


On Campus

Off Campus: See the librarian for a password to access this resource off campus.


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