Online Research Resources
These search engines, databases, eBooks and online encyclopedias provide high-quality, reliable information for your assignments and projects. You will be automatically logged in when you access these resources at school. They are available from home, too: pick up an offsite login information sheet at the IMS circulation desk.
for IMS Students and Staff
GENERAL REFERENCE & RESEARCH
Find high-quality information on a broad range of research topics. Use this link to search multiple databases for comprehensive results.
A broad collection of reference and other published works to support our curriculum and your research. Access by subject area, or select All IMS Titles in the "Collections" box to view and access all our titles alphabetically.
Built entirely on feedback from librarians and students, Gale’s Research In Context is aligned to national and state curriculum standards and brings together cross-disciplinary, authoritative content with multimedia in a student-friendly, mobile-responsive interface.
This general reference database contains over 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus over 7 million maps, photographs, infographics, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and top-quality multimedia (audio/video) clips.
Start your research here for high-quality information! This is the online version of the encyclopedia you know and can trust.
A trusted academic resource. Proquest offers full-text newspaper and magazine articles, as well as current information on a wide variety of topics.
CURRENT & CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
This database offers a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of a wide variety of current issues, with balanced coverage across the spectrum of opinion.
HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE
This database features current and historical content related to the study US History. Watch videos, view images, read articles, and access primary source documents on a variety of topics that span the entire history of the United States.
A detailed reference database on cultures in the world's countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces. Each report contains information on many elements, including history, language, greetings, gestures, family, housing, diet, economy, and more. Find videos, interviews with residents of the country, recipes and other cultural gems. All reports are written and reviewed by in-country experts.
This e-book set covers the United States, one book for each state. Useful information on a state's history, geography, economics, and other research topics.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
This database offers valuable historical reference information that covers 14 centuries of history--from ancient to modern, old world to new world. History Study Center includes a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source materials.
This database combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
This resource delivers more than 180,000 searchable works of literature from medieval times to the present. Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources organized into more than 3,000 Author Pages.
SCIENCE & HEALTH
This is your one stop shop for a variety of Science related topics including content for Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, Earth Science, and more. Watch videos, listen to interviews, and even access current or historical scientific trends/issues.
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
This comprehensive research database provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
KING COUNTY LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Designed for professional educators, this EBSCO database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.