This is the "Databases" page of the "Database Guide" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Database Guide  

Our collection of subscription online databases, chosen to support your research needs at Perk.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Databases Print Page

What are databases?

Your library subscribes to a number of high-quality, well-reviewed, award-winning subscription databases.  These resources are part of the library collection, except that instead of being organized on shelves, they are available online.  Many of these will help you with research in any topic; others are more subject-specific.  All of them will supply you with pre-formatted MLA citations for each entry.

If you have questions about using any of these great resources, do not hesitate to ask Ms. Hammond or Ms. Sweeney.


How to Search a Database in Plain English


Access PA POWER Library

The Access PA POWER Library is a statewide resources that provides access to a number of great databases, including some from EbscoHost and H.W. Wilson, and ProQuest.  The Perkiomen School Libraries can provide on-campus access to these resources; for off-campus access, it takes less than a minute to sign up and receive a Power Library ecard (the only information needed is your name, your email address, town, and zip code) OR use your PA public library card!  See your librarian for more information.


American History in Video


Issues & Controversies in American History


U.S. Government Online


Your Government: How it Works


American History Online


Ancient and Medieval History Online


Bloom's Literary Reference Online




EBSCOhost Research Databases

EBSCOhost Research databases
Limit Your Results

Modern World History Online


Oxford Art Online


Oxford Reference

ProQuest Historical Newspapers


Science Online


SIRS Discoverer


World Religions Online


Writers' Reference Center


Accessing Databases From Off-Campus

Remember!  You can access our library databases from off-campus.  You will need special passwords to do this.  See or email Ms. Hammond or Ms. Sweeney.

Google Scholar

Be aware when using Google Scholar that you may not have access to the full text of articles you find.  If you find a great-looking citation without full text access, try searching a library database for that article.  If you still can't find it, contact Ms. Hammond with the full citation of the article you need.


Research Strategies

Print or download this helpful table and use it to guide you through forming successful search strategies.  If you would like it in Google Drive, email Ms. Hammond to have it shared with you.


Global Issues in Context








Teen Health and Wellness


Loading  Loading...