Click on a database below to begin your search and find full-text articles.  Most articles can be emailed, printed, or saved to your computer, USB, or mobile device.

  • To access from home: You will be asked to login with your library card number and PIN.
  • To access on a mobile device: Download the EBSCO Mobile App (Apple / Android) to do research on the go. Once downloaded, find Elmwood Park Public Library and enter your Patron ID (library card number) to get started.

To search several databases for articles all at once, use the Article Search feature of the SWAN Online Catalog. Visit SWAN's Articles & Databases page to learn more. 

 

General 

Explora logoExplora for Adults
Explora offers an easy-to-use interface to browse and search for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics. Click here to watch the tutorial

 

Academic Search Complete logoAcademic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is great for students looking for scholarly sources for a research project or paper. It offers full-text articles on multiple disciplines from peer-reviewed journals, periodicals, books, and other valuable resources. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

MasterFILE Complete logoMasterFILE Complete
Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFile Complete offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, photos, maps, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

 

History

History Reference Center logoHistory Reference Center
History Reference Center is great for students and history buffs looking to learn more about U.S. and world history. It includes full-text articles from reference books and peer-reviewed journals, as well as primary source documents, photos, maps, and videos. Click here to watch the tutorial.

Read below for additional online history resources.  

 

Literature 

Literary Reference Center logoLiterary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center has thousands of book summaries, book reviews, author biographies, critical essays, and literary journal articles, plus full-text classic novels, short stories, and poems. Click here to watch the tutorial

 

 

Upper Grade School & High School

Explora logo

Explora for Kids & Teens
A good starting place for kids and teens to find sources to cite for a paper or personal research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. You can also limit results to a particular date range, and create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

Middle Search Plus logoMiddle Search Plus
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus has full-text articles from popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

Points of View Reference Center logoPoints of View Reference Center
Designed to meet every upper grade school and high school student researcher's needs, Points of View Reference Center includes supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications, providing a backdrop for further exploration of controversial topics. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

Primary Search logoPrimary Search Plus
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

 

Science Reference Center logoScience Reference Center
Designed to meet every upper grade school and high school student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Click here to watch the tutorial.

 

 

Additional Online Resources

History

Digital Public Library of America: Browse curated exhibitions of historical photos, documents and more or search for something specific.

Internet Archive: Many historical documents are included in the Internet Archive’s vast collection of information. Browse through libraries’ collections to find historical materials or search for something specific.

Library of Congress Digital Collections: A wide array of photos, documents, videos, music, maps and more are housed on the Library of Congress’ web site.

National Archives: Explore our national history through documents, photos, historical records, resources for teachers and more.

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