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M-O BOCES SLS Databases: Getting Started

How to access databases

To access our databases, please click this blue button  or ask your school librarian. 

UN = moboces   PW = info4u

Recommended Middle School Databases

To access these databases, use the links and tips in the "Rome Secondary School Libraries" box, above.

Brain Pop  Features/Overview

BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, ELA, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. 

Britannica Online School Edition  Quick Video Tutorial

The go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

World Book (various) (Tip: to find World Book databases, click the "vendor" button in the upper right of 24/7 and then scroll down to the "W" section.)                             About WorldBook Databases                         World Book vs. The Web

Gale "In-Context" Databases

To access these databases, use the links and tips in the "Rome Secondary School Libraries" box to the left. 

Research in Context (Gr. 6-12)        What is it?        Quick Video Tutorials  

With a visually appealing search interface, covers the most-studied topics in middle and high school with a variety of resources types: books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more.

World History in Context (Gr. 7-12)      What is it?      Quick Video Tutorials

Aligned to state and national curriculum standards, World History In Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gr. 9-12)       What is it?       Quick Video Tutorials

Helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations. Content includes pro-con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court cases, magazine articles, statistical tables, charts, graphs, podcasts, and more...

Science in Context (Gr. 9+)       What is it?      Quick Video Tutorials

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. Contains comprehensive science reference sets, articles from noted science publications, science news, detailed experiments, images, videos, and more. 


How to Save/Share Articles in Gale

  1. Bookmark it to generate a persistent URL. 
  2. Download it to Google Drive. Instructions.
  3. Share it via Google Classroom. Instructions
  4. Email it. 

Project Creation Tools

Search Media Catalog for Streaming Resources

24/7 Access to streaming eBooks, video, audio, images, and maps!

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