PLMS Databases

Use any of the following database collections to find articles on your topic of research.

Academic Search Elite
Full text articles for more than 2,100 scholarly journals including over 1,700 peer-reviewed articles.
American Government
A complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system that supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.
American History
Investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution from the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines.
Book Collection: Nonfiction
Full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books, including high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more.
Consumer Health Complete
Supports the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics, providing content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
eBook K-8 Collection
Contains over 10,500 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.
eBook High School Collection
Contains nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience 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 Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.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 collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.
ERIC
Citations to education literature and resources.
Explora – Middle School
designed specifically for middle school students, this interface provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now 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: Middle School Edition
  • K-8 eBook Collection
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center
  • Topic Overviews 6-12
Explora – High School
Designed specifically for high school students, this interface provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press. Databases Searched:

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • eBook High School Collection
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center
  • Topic Overviews 6-12
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
All of the great articles, pictures, etc. found in the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.  Great for general studies
GreenFILE
Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
MAS Ultra – School Edition
Full text for nearly 500 popular magazines.  All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and more than 360 reference books; an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles for magazines.
MasterFILE Premier
Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.  This database also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps, and flags.
MEDLINE
Authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Middle Search Plus
Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.  All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers.  In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from various networks.
Primary Search
Contains full text for more than 80 popular school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Professional Development Collection
Full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.
Science Reference Center
Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.  Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.
Student Resources in Context
Thousands of primary documents, biographies, and topical essays, plus coverage of over 1,000 full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Teacher Reference Center
Abstracts of 280 primarily peer-reviewed periodicals covering assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, and teacher education.
World Book Student
All of the great articles, pictures, etc. found in the World Book Encyclopedia.  Great for general studies.
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
Covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.
World History: The Modern Era
Covers history from the Renaissance to today.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *