Finding Articles in the Databases

Remember - when you use an article you find in a paper or project, you should cite it and/or list it as a source. Most databases include the citation for the article you are viewing on the page, so you can just copy and paste it! Visit the Citation Help page or talk to Ms. Charpentier for help.

All Databases Available through the UHS Library

Searching these databases will help you find articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. These databases are made available through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

All Online Resources Available with a BPL eCard

You can register for a free eCard from the Boston Public Library, which allows you to access most of their electronic resources.

Need somewhere to start? Try these databases.

General Research

These databases and encyclopedias cover a wide variety of topics, which makes them good for general or interdisciplinary research.
  • Academic OneFile (Gale) - Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines.
  • Britannica Escolar - Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish.
  • Britannica School - Encyclopedia Britannica with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and more.
  • General OneFile (Gale) - Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events. 
  • High School Edition (Gale OneFile) - Information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more.
  • JSTOR (Boston Public Library eCard Access) - Full-text articles from hundreds of scholarly journals from the mid-19th century to the early 21st century covering a wide range of subjects, including complete runs of many historical journals. The most recent 3-5 years of current journals are not available in full-text.
  • Middle School (Gale in Context) - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.
  • Research Companion (ProQuest) - Helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Subject Databases

These databases cover specific subjects, so if you know you are searching in a specific area, these databases are more focused on that area.

Newspapers & Magazines