Databases

 

 

To access Infotrac, NewsBank and WorldBook from computers off Campus, click here for passwords.

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Education Research Complete     

Thematic database for educational research and professional development, covering all educational levels from pre-school through higher education and all specialized topics, such as multi-lingual education, health education and assessment. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,200 journals and includes the full text of some 500 books and monographs.

enotes.com

Educational website that provides informative materials, literary critiques, articles, bibliographies, links and online discussion groups on: Literature, Science, Health, Law and Politics, History, Social Sciences, Economics and the Arts. To obtain the required password, send an email to the Library libac@ haef.gr (for faculty only).

Infotrac

Contains three databases:

  • Student Edition - K12 designed for Junior High and High School students, containing full text sources from approximately 1,100 American magazines, newspapers and reference books on a wide range of topics.
  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) for environmental issues.
  • Global Issues in Context contains overviews and “perspectives” commentaries on a plethora of social, political, economic and cultural issues.

Literary Encyclopedia      

Entries are divided into three literary databases:

  • People: includes information on 6,817 people – predominantly writers, but also philosophers, scientists and other notables - for which there are 2,673 full profiles.
  • Works: provides a bibliography of mainly literary, but also philosophical and scientific works, indexed by date, genre and country. For some entries there are abstracts.
  • Topics & Events: lists approximately 15,000 historical and literary events associated with some major Essays, or briefly mentioned in Short Notes.

Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H. W. Wilson)      

Contains a vast list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9), along with critiques and other tools for librarians.

First select EBSCOhost Research Databases and then the database of your choice.

NewsBank

A comprehensive database in English, with full-text news articles from over 500 newspapers from around the globe and from 120 magazines.

Access is available from the internal network of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation. To access from outside the School, please contact the Library staff for the required password.

Oxford African American Studies Centre Online

Comprehensive collection of carefully edited reference works centered on the lives and events which have shaped African-American and African history and culture. Access available from HAEF’s on-campus computers.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers access to many of today’s all-inclusive and easily searchable online art resources. Through an elegant gateway, users can search and access an expanding range of reference works on Art, such as Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many articles and bibliographies available exclusively online. Access available from HAEF’s on-campus computers

Oxford English Dictionary

English language dictionary which includes the meaning, history, pronunciation and etymology of words. Each entry documents the use of the word with examples drawn from various printed passages. Access available from HAEF’s on-campus computers.

Oxford Music Online

Gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference sources. Contains Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011) which offer more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, musical instruments, musical genres, and more. Access available from HAEF’s on-campus computers

Science Reference Center     

Comprehensive database that provides access to science-oriented content. It contains full-text for almost 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, medicine, history of science, physics, life science, scientists, technology, and wildlife. First select EBSCOhost Research Databases and then the database of your choice.

SIRS

Portal to four databases: SIRS Researcher (General reference items, Social issues, Health, Science and Business), SIRS Government Reporter (Historic and U.S. Government documents), SIRS Renaissance (Arts and Humanities), and SKS Web Select (selected websites).

Student Research Center (by EBSCOhost)      

Database designed for Junior High and High School students, allowing content source selection (e.g., magazines, newspapers, biographies, films and videos), as well as specific topic heading selection. It includes an online dictionary and encyclopedia. Select Student Research Center.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

TLG has gathered and digitized most texts written in Greek from the time of Homer (8th century BC) to the fall of Byzantium (in AD 1453). It contains some 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and provides its own search engine. TLG is a Special Research Project at the University of California at Irvine.

World Book

Online version of all three editions of the famous World Book Encyclopedia (World Book Kids for Elementary School,  World Book Student for Junior High School and  World Book Advanced for High School). It also includes the following databases:

  • World Book Discover, for differentiated instruction, includes text-to-speech as well as translation capabilities, more videos and reference articles.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, offers reference articles, multimedia, and webpages in Spanish.
  • L'Encyclopedie Decouverte, offers World Book’s content and multimedia in French.
  • Living Green, site offering students the opportunity to explore environmental issues.
  • Early Peoples, offers content on the history of ancient civilizations, such as the Ancient Greek, Ancient Egyptian and Roman, among others. 
  • Inventions and Discoveries, digital library containing material on developments in agriculture, engineering, communication, construction, etc.
  • Activity Corner, contains thousands of activities for home or for school designed to creatively preoccupy young children.
  • Dramatic Learning, site that uses theatrical texts (plays) to help student build reading fluency and content comprehension.

Early World of Learning, offers a wealth of online resources designed to help preschoolers and students in their early primary years develop reading and oral expression skills.