Thomas Jefferson & Memorial Research Databases
Please click here and sign in to your Fairlawnsds account to see the school/home access to these resources.

Why use a database?

•Using a database allows you to search for information in an organized collection. You benefit from this organization because it provides more relevant results. You can also search for keywords in specific fields, such as author and title, and limit the results.

•Databases also provide information in known sources, for example, printed magazines and journals. The content of databases has undergone a review process and the information is more reliable than information found on the Internet. Often databases provide access to full-text magazine and journal articles.


Instruction on how to search most of the subscription databases. For access outside of school please use the user id's and passwords Ms. Collins provided on the access sheet.  



From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution. 

Content from daily news sources like the Associated Press, Washington Post, and Scientific American and nonfiction publishers like Smithsonian, The King Center, and

Culture Grams

EBSCO & Novelist

Research Database – Offers a wide variety of periodical references for students & teachers. Full text access comes from popular magazines, educational journals, newspapers, newswires, transcripts, pamphlets, reports, and primary source documents. There is a link to images, for photographs, maps, flags, etc.

EBSCO & Novelist

Grolier Online Grolier Online 

Provides access to the complete authoritative contents of their digital encyclopedias – Americana, Grolier Multimedia with pictures, New Book of Knowledge & America the Beautiful, as well as dictionaries, atlases, and daily news from the Associated Press.

Facts on File fofweb

Is a database that offers biographies, timelines, historical documents and photographs as well as hyperlinks to related web sites. The Curriculum Resource Center provides maps, flags, science experiments, science diagrams and images of people and events.

World Book
The site features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a comprehensive site that includes a collection of content, features, and tools specifically developed to make online knowledge accessible.

Guggenheim Library Collection 

The Guggenheim Museum has made available a collection of 200 art books that are free to read and download in PDF or ePub formats.  You can sort the collection by title, most viewed, publication date or creator name.  Take a look at the collection at the Internet Archives.
FL High School Databases
 A collection of subscription research databases for students.

Discovery Education

Digital Content Database – Offers a wide variety of high quality digital content. A collection of rich multimedia assets proven to increase achievement. Instructional videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts, and encyclopedia reference materials support multiple learning styles. Video library features exclusive, award-winning titles from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and more.

Jersey Clicks

Provides access to 15 full text databases including health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.

Password: Your Public Library Card # & PIN

Sparticl (Science)
Sparticl offers preselected subjects divided by general topics (“Living Things,” “Matter & Energy,” “Tech & Invention,” and more), as well as a search option. Interactive elements such as games, videos, and quizzes are peppered throughout.