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Descriptions of Databases


A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases.  When you use Explora, you are searching all of our EBSCO databases. Includes access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, and more.


Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary academic resource designed to meet the extensive research needs of high school students enrolled in various advanced and college-prep courses. The database has more than 5,400 full-text academic journals and magazines, and over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.


Each single-themed CQ Researcher weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Archive coverage begins with 1923, making it a great way to research both current and historical topics.

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Britannica School works similarly to Wikipedia, but is considered a more trust-worthy source. Britannica School also includes Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.

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Britannica Image Quest gives you access to more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world, including: Getty Images, National Geographic Society, MedicalRF and many more.


JoVE, the Journal of Visualized experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal.  Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproductability and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.


The English Language Learner Reference Center is a multi-purpose online information resource with materials designed to help ELLs conduct research, build background knowledge and develop study skills, as well as facilitating their future transition to non-ELL materials.

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Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.


The History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines including economics, history, political science, and sociology, business, education, law and psychology.  Note:  follow directions for creating an account in School Loop to access Lynbrook's subscription.


Literary Reference Center Plus features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. It also includes literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and book reviews from the most prestigious publications. It offers poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.  

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MAS Ultra School Edition gives you access to hundreds of popular high school magazines including Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Congressional Digest, Discover, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II and many more. This database also provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book).

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.


Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Also included are articles from periodicals, books, biographies, radio and television transcripts, primary source documents, images and videos.


The Science Reference Center contains full text 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.

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TOPICsearch is a current events database that contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Students can search this database to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in the news including controversial opinions and viewpoints.




ebooksuseme.jpg Designed specifically for high school students, this collection offers nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History, to Language & Literature, to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
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The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This database also include the ASCD Professional Collection which consists of 56 ASCD Professional Development titles. 

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How to access eBooks

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Selecting Databases

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Resources from your local public libraries

Students and teachers are encouraged to get a local library card from the Cupertino branch of the Santa Clara County Library and/or the San Jose City Libraries.  Library cards provide access to high quality online resources.

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Santa Clara County Branch Users: You must have a Santa Clara County Library Card to access these resources. All LHS students qualify for a SCCL card, regardless of residency.  Visit the Cupertino Library to get your card!

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SJPL Remote Branch Users: You must have a SJ Public Library card to access the databases
Need a card? Online SJL Library card application