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Media Center

Nancy Lorentz, Media Specialist

Search the Becker High School library.

Google Scholar
Academic articles that include citations!

The databases below are provided to all students by the State of Minnesota. You can access these databases and others from home at:

Encyclopedia Britannica
High school edition of the encyclopedia as well as magazines, websites, and videos. Also includes Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features.  Great resource for factual information and images. 

Student Resources in Context
Gale products designed for use by high school students for both homework and in-depth research assignments. Contains reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.

Gale Infotrac Junior

Over 250 full-text titles with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Points of View Reference Center
Contains full text essays and articles that present multiple sides of over 250 issues.  This should be the first place you look if you are researching a controversial topic.

El texto completo de 50 de los más populares periódicos y diarios de habla hispana y bilingües, incluyendo el periódico en español El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL).

Full-text articles from many newspapers, including: Star Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal. You can also access the Historical Minneapolis Tribune. 

Discovering Collection
Reference articles, literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags and more. 

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

EBSCO MegaFILE  is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 19,100 total publications and indexing & abstracting for nearly 24,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s.

Science Reference Center
This database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources.

These databases are subscriptions for student use paid for by Becker Schools. 

Journey Back in Time

ABC-Clio American History Database

Historical information on American History including primary source information, images, speeches, maps etc.