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database is a large collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals and sometimes reference books. Some include video & audio clips, images, recommended websites, etc. This reliable information, written by experts, is well organized so that users can easily find what they need. 

Databases at North


Use this list of usernames and passwords to access our databases from home                        Please note you do need to be logged into your account.

Online Databases vs. Google

Best Databases for...

Best for background information

  • Gale in Context

Best for biographies

  • Gale in Context
  • American History
  • World History: Modern Era

Best for controversial topics

  • SIRS Researcher
  • Gale in Context
  • EBSCO's Explora
  • EBSCO’s Topic Search

Best for informational graphics

  • SIRS Researcher

Best for scholarly journal articles

  • EBSCO's Academic Search Premier
  • Gale in Context

Best for literary criticism

  • Gale in Context
  • NPL’s databases

EBSCO Explora Tutorial

EBSCO Explora contains magazine, newspaper and academic journal articles on a wide variety of topics.

Research Topics Help

Cite Your Sources


  • Citations from databases can be exported directly to NoodleTools (the exception is Britannica)
  • Use the Quick Cite (Copy and Paste) to add citations from Britannica.
  • Articles in reference books often have the author's name at the end of the article
  • If you have forgotten your password click the I forgot my password link under the Sign In box.
  • NoodleTools can now cite content created using AI like Chat GPT.

Why Can't I Just Use Google?