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Online Reference Databases

How do I get into these Databases?

We no longer supply green user id/password sheets but fear not!  Passwords are located here but you’ll need to log in with your school account to access them!

Password not working? Problem with a link? Please let us know!

Access My Library, School Edition App  Cover art

Want to search our GALE databases and e-books when you’re on the go? There’s an App for that! From home, visit the iTunes or Android store to download the free app.

Once in the app – Choose “Bethlehem Central High School” and enter the password “eagle”.


General Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

  • Gale Academic OneFile — Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select — Resource for academic research includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects
  • Gale General OneFile — News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics
  • Gale OneFile | News — Full-text newspaper database with several New York newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale) — A subset of Gale OneFile: News, includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-StarNew York Times, New York PostBuffalo News, and Newsday
  • Gale OneFile | Popular Magazines
  • Gale in Context — Magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos at 6th through 8th grade levels
  • NewsBank — Includes The Times Union

Databases for information about general topics from a combination of resources   

Excellent for Pro-Con Perspectives

Subject Specific 

A combination of resources (books, magazines, websites, journals, etc) organized by topic

Electronic Reference Books:

These full text reference books just might be the answer to your research question!


  • World Book
  • Britannica Academic — Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools
  • Britannica School — A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities

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