Electronic Resource Center

To support your research needs, NHS subscribes to several databases. These databases are digitalized versions of magazines, newspapers, government documents, professional and peer-reviewed journals and other print resources which are indexed and searchable. These databases are available from school or at home.

Online Resources

Research Skills: Informational Paper

Databases, Destiny, Citations, Media Bias, and Printing

  • Researching 101: Informational Research 

Research Lesson Using Databases and Destiny, creating citations


MLA came out with a new citation plan over the summer. It is designed to make it easier for you to cite any source. Please watch this video before citing, and follow the directions. It is actually pretty simple. Never thought I'd say that about citing! In the attachments, I've given you a worksheet to create your citations. Fill in what you have, leave off what you don't, and if you need more than one container, "insert" another worksheet after #9 of the first. A container is the holder of the work you are citing. Let's say you are citing a magazine article you found in a database. The first container is the magazine the article is in. The second container is the database the magazine is in. Confused? Watch the video!! It'll all make sense

Genealogy Research

Build a family tree to see you story emerge.

The largest online newspaper archive.

Discover your family's military past.

InfoBase Learning

Infobase Website

Username: nwsc
Password: tigers

American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

Bloom's Literature: Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Current Issues: Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center: Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more!

Science and Mathematics: Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

Today's Science: Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

World News Digest: Authoritative world news coverage from 1940 through today: provides information, context, and perspective.

Indiana State Library

Databases by Subject





Government and Military

Health & Medicine


News and History

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Student Search K-6

Student Search 6-12

World Languages

*Newspapers.com and TeachingBooks.net are free for users in Indiana. Log in to INSPIRE.in.gov for access.

Kokomo Public Library Databases

Use your library card number to access these great databases. The library has many databases for both educational and personal use. Make sure to check them out here!

Salem Press Databases

Click HERE to login at school

Click HERE to login at home
Password: tigerpride

  • Literature
    • Critical Insights: Authors
        • Critical Insights: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
        • Critical Insights: Ernest Hemingway
        • Critical Insights: George Orwell
        • Critical Insights: John Steinbeck
    • Critical Insights: Works
        • Critical Insights: Things Fall Apart
    • Cyclopedias of Literary Characters & Places
        • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters
  • History
    • Great Events from History
        • Great Events from History: Modern Scandals
    • Grey House: Value of a Dollar
        • The Value of a Dollar, 1860–2014
        • The Value of a Dollar, Colonial Era
    • Grey House: Working Americans
        • Working Americans Vol. 1: The Working Class, 2nd Edition
        • Working Americans Vol. 2: The Middle Class
        • Working Americans Vol. 3: The Upper Class
        • Working Americans Vol. 4: Their Children
        • Working Americans Vol. 5: Americans at War, 2nd Edition
        • Working Americans Vol. 6, 2nd Ed: Women at Work
        • Working Americans Vol. 7: Social Movements
        • Working Americans Vol. 8: Immigrants
        • Working Americans Vol. 10: Sports & Recreation
        • Working Americans Vol. 11: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
        • Working Americans Vol. 12: Our History Through Music
        • Working Americans Vol. 13: Educators & Education
    • Milestone Documents
        • Milestone Documents in American History
        • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
    • World Political Yearbook
        • World Political Yearbook 2016
  • Science
    • Encyclopedia of Energy
        • Encyclopedia of Energy
  • Health
    • General Health
        • Addictions & Substance Abuse
        • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
        • Magill's Medical Guide, Seventh Edition
        • Psychology & Behavioral Health
        • Psychology and Mental Health


SIRS Website

Username: in0157h
Password: 46901

  • Issues Researcher: Covering the Leading Issues most studied and debated by students.
  • Pro/Con Database