Use Our Databases To Complete Your Schoolwork

Assignment Help

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Dictionaries and Thesaurus


Khan Academy

Lessons and tutorials on Math, Science, History, and Test Prep


Current Events and Newspapers

Keep up-to-date on current events.

ENewspapers, an electronic version of a newspaper that can be read on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

New York State Resources

Associated Press


Fake News vs. Real News

With so many news sites, blogs and information on the internet it can be hard to distinguish real information from misinformation.  The resources can help you make informed decisions about the news articles you read.

Pace University “Real News vs. Fake News”


Research Papers and Projects


Databases are one of the best places to start when working on research projects, essays or reports.

Queens Public Library offers a variety of databases that include encyclopedia, biographies and literary resources.  A number of databases also include primary sources.  You can find all our databases here.  

The best databases for middle and high school students:

Academic One File

Contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full-text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.

Biography in Context  

This includes award-winning biographies on a variety of individuals.

Britannica Academic Edition

With a single search, choose from a variety of content types including articles, high-quality images and videos, Merriam-Webster dictionary entries, EBSCO journals and periodicals, and primary source texts.

Literature Resources from Gale

Literature Resources from Gale provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. 

Opposing View Points

This is a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history


Citing Sources

Now that you have all of your research complete make sure to properly cite your sources.  These resources will help you.

Citation Machine

Cite This For Me