• Remember, because the databases are library subscriptions, they are password-protected when you are not on a school computer.  Ask Junell for the database passwords to be able to use them from home/any location.

    General Research Databases:

    Academic OneFile Academic OneFile provides millions of periodical articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals, NPR, CNN, BBC Worldwide Learning, The Economist, The New York Times, and more. 
    General OneFile General OneFile provides millions of articles, including reference, newspaper, and audio content  
    Explora EBSCO's Complete Online Package is easily accessed through the Explora interface. It contains MAS Complete, Newspaper Source Plus, Consumer Health Complete, TOPICsearch, Education Research Complete and ERIC (Education Resource Information Center).
    Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary research database covering major academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. In addition to comprehensive journal content, ASP provides access to Associated Press videos from 1930-present that are updated monthly.
    JSTOR   JSTOR (Journal Storage) is an online library of academic journals, ebooks, and primary sources. JSTOR contains full-text of more than 2,300 journals, covering more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics.
    Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events. Pages include an overview, perspectives from local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information from a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues.
    CQ Researcher CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) is a collection of single-themed reports researched and written by a seasoned journalist. Reports are published 44 timers per year and provide researchers with an overview, pro-con debates, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation, and more. 
    Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center provides multiple perspectives on current issues.  Topics contain an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.  Content includes leading political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, reference books, and more.
    SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and analysis necessary for research and understanding of over 350 current issues organized by major topical areas into Leading Issues, then broken down into Pro/Con subtopics with overviews, critical thinking questions, and research guides. Articles, websites, videos, graphics, primary sources and more are included.  

    Science & Health Databases: 

    Science in Context   Science in Context contains contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites are all included in this collection.
    Science Reference Center Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and more. This database includes a vast collection of images from UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library 
    Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete covers key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. Includes full-text content from journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos & more.
    Teen Health & Wellness Teen Health and Wellness provides nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support to students.  Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more. 
    Green File GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including topics like climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

    Social Sciences Databases (Includes History, Geography, and Indian Ed.):

    History Reference Center History Reference Center offers an extensive collection of historical reference materials including leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps, and video, and more. 
     American History American History (ABC-CLIO) surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the rise as a global superpower, analyzing political conflict, economic development, and more with over 16,000 primary and secondary sources.
     World Geography World Geography (ABC-CLIO) develops students' global literacy, focusing on the geographic, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces in our world. Contains profiles of ~200 countries, 8,500+ resources, plus 1,700+ biographies.
     World History Modern World History: Modern (ABC-CLIO) provides for the study of the modern world from 1500 to present. Contains 70+ era explorations, plus 7,300 primary and secondary sources, including maps, news footage, recorded interviews, and more.
    World History in Context   World History in Context contains information on hundreds of significant people, events, and topics in World History. Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites are all included in this collection.
    American Indian History  
    American Indian History Online covers more than 15,000 years of culture and history for over 600 Native American groups through videos and slideshows, images, biographies, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and more. 

    Literature Databases:  

    Literature Resource Center   This literary database contains primary sources, critical articles, literary & cultural analysis, and biographies to provide context for literary content. 
    Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works including plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, author interviews, classic texts, and more.
    NoveList Plus NoveList Plus is a way for readers to discover the next great book. Match your mood or use the appeal mixer to find a just-right read. Find read-alikes, browse genres, and more. 



    Gale Virtual Reference Library Use GVRL to access our Gale eBooks, including American Decades, Biotechnology, Drugs/Substances, Energy, Environmental Health, Food, History, Human Geography, Immigration, Literature, Medicine/Diseases/Disorders, and more.
     Salem Press

    Salem Press ebooks holdings at the Big Sky Library include: 

    • The 1920s in America
    • The 1930s in America
    • The 1990s in America
    • Biomes and Ecosystems

    More Resources:    

    Library of Congress dpla
     Montana Newspapers  Montana Memory Project


    Life Magazine online archieves: 1936-1972

    Time Magazine

    We have print archives of Time magazine dating back to 1956.

    USA Today and Great Falls Tribune Newspapers available through Newspapers in Education Grant.  
    New York Times Replica Edition available through Newspapers Direct. 
    See library staff for login information. 


    Montana Career Information System