Research Databases


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World Geography

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Columbia Encyclopedia

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library

M-DCC Public Library card needed


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Thomson Gale Databases:
Student Resource Center
Health Module

MS/HS Level

HS/College Level

ES/MS Level

ES/MS Level


* The ABC-CLIO, Thomson Gale, CQ Researcher, and World Book databases as well as the digital Nature Journal and Scientific American/Scientific American Mind Magazine are online services WCS subscribes to. Contact the librarian for usernames and passwords.

Digital Access to Nature Journal

Digital Access to Scientific American

and Scientific American Mind Magazine


Miami-Dade Public Library (MDPL)

Miami-Dade Public Library provides free access to many more online research databases. Students only need to obtain a free library card and use their card number to access the databases online.

Here are some of the resources provided by MDPL:

  1. eAudiobook Center
  2. eBooks
  3. ERIC database
  4. Discover Spanish
  5. GALE PowerSearch
  6. Newsbank database
  7. SIRS Discoverer database
  8. SIRS Issues Researcher database

Try starting your search with GALE PowerSearch, which searches 58 databases at once. Here are some of the databases included in GALE PowerSearch:

  • Agriculture Collection
  • Biography Resource Center
  • Business and Company Resource Center
  • Business Economics and Theory
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection
  • Computer Database
  • Criminal Justice Collection
  • Culinary Arts Collection
  • Educator's Reference Complete
  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
  • Gale LegalForms
  • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • History Resource Center
  • Home Improvement Collection
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
  • Literature Resource Center
  • LitFinder
  • Popular Magazines
  • Psychology Collection
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War

Other interesting resources accessible through MDPL:

  • Consumer Reports
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia