Databases & Online Resources

Search Online Journals, Periodicals, Vetted Websites, Reference eBooks, Encyclopedias and More

The Heritage Library subscribes to 16 databases and 73+ reference eBook titles totaling over 350 volumes which students may access from school and/or home. If logging in remotely, each database requires a username and password to enter. These passwords may be found in the front section of your student planner and on ILC bookmarks distributed at the library's circulation desk. For staff, the remote passwords can be found on the Library tab within the Inside HHS Staff Intranet

**Indicates that hard copy volumes are available in the HHS Reference Library.
HHS Databases:

Bemis Library 

Bemis Library

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Benezit Dictionary of Artists

  • Nearly 170,000 entries on artists 
  • More than 11,000 images of artists signatures, monograms and stamps of sale
  • Detailed museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition information and auction records
  • Artists across all media--from painters, sculptors, calligraphers, ceramicists and illustrators to performance artists

Other highly acclaimed art reference works included with Benezit:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Ebsco Research / Literary Reference Center

  • Site includes literary reference and criticism, consumer health, student research, legal information, Point of View, science reference and business information. Academic Search Premier section has over 4,600 periodical articles from magazines such as Time and US News and World Report that include full PDF images from most of these journals.

Facts on File

  • News services databases--recommended for current events, social issues, science, health and historical topics                                                                                                                    

GALE Databases
Opposing Viewpoints, Science In Context and Gale Reference eBooks online**

Literature Resource Center
LRC brings up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews. The MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center                                                                                           
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Science In Context
For those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Gale Virtual Reference eBook Library**
Contains 73 different reference titles totaling over 350+ volumes of texts from a broad spectrum of disiplines including: 

  • Arts & Music 
  • History, Religion & Social Studies 
  • Language Arts 
  • Math & Science 

Grove Art

 The most authoritative resource for all aspects of western and non-western art.

  • More than 45,000 signed articles on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, textiles, jewelry, design, furniture and more
  • More than 5,000 art images, maps, and line drawings from major collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The British Museum
  • Over 40,000 image links to museum and gallery websites

Also included with a Grove Art Online subscription:

The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly
The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, by Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke  

Grove Music
Over 50,000 subject articles and biographies written by over 6,000 contributors from 98 countries

  • Links to Classical Music Library and Database of Recorded Music
  • Links to the RILM database of Music Bibliography
  • Direct links from biographies to the Oxford Dictionary of Biography
  • Over 500 audible musical examples

Also includes:
The Oxford Companion to Music 
The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Oxford University Press
Content Features of the Premium Collection:
175 quick reference titles subject dictionaries and the World Book Encyclopedia. Coverage of everything from art to accountancy, politics to physics, and computing to classics. English dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries including French, German, Spanish and Italian.

  • Total number of entries: 1.3 million entries across 25 subjects
  • An expanding list of titles from the Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series. Over 1.3 million entries across 25 subjects, including an expanding range of Oxford Companions, the Visual English Dictionary and illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopedia of Mammals.

Oxford African American Studies Center

  • The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most extensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.


Additional HHS Online Resources

Colorado Encyclopedia

  • “Colorado Encyclopedia provides a vetted platform for Coloradans to tell our story.” The site contains articles on the state’s past and present organized under “People,” “Places,” “Events,” and “Things.” A 21st century reference work provided by the efforts of top Colorado scholars and institutions including; History Colorado, CU-Boulder, Colorado State University, University Press of Colorado and with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the History Colorado State Historical Fund.

Discovery Education Streaming (formerly United Streaming)

  • Video clips, explorations, lesson plans, assessment options and more covering all subject areas.  

Flipster online magazines for Heritage

Gumdrop Books**

  • This collection of books are designed to help young adults cope with various health choices, critical mental and physical health issues and questions confronting teens. These books provide accurate information and helpful resources for young people navigating their transition to adulthood. Available in eBook and hard copy versions.

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

  • A freely available resource, features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art. Explore thematic essays, images, glossary items and primary source texts. This resource is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington and Grove Art Online.

Salem Press / Salem Literature Criticism**

  • The Critical Insights book series distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world's most-studied literature. Each volume focuses on an individual author's entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Edited and written by distinguished literary scholars, the series provides authoritative, in-depth scholarship suitable for both students and teachers.

Salem Press / Documents in American History**

  • The Milestone Documents in American History book series includes 130 primary source iconic documents from the Revolutionary era to the 21st century.
  • There are potentially 25 browsable categories. Clicking on a subcategory produces a list of articles in that subcategory.