EFL Database

Key EFL Databases

Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center provides 400,000 full-text biographies from the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography. The database also includes the Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica, Hutchinson’s Biography Database and more. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject, occupation, nationality, activity, gender, and lifespan. 

​BookFlix – Video storybooks  
Read along with online video storybooks for preschoolers – grade 3. Then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.

Britannica Academic  
Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition contains the online version of the standard encyclopedia, an Arabic Translation Tool plus full-text journal and magazine articles and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Britannica School  
Britannica School is an online learning resource for students from elementary to high school. Supporting curriculum objectives and student research, this interactive tool provides articles from encyclopedias, images and videos, lessons and activities, as well as many other valuable information sources.

This online database has 597 selected titles from 80+ publishers. Credo Reference authoritative content covers various major subject areas which include arts, medicine, psychology, history, technology, and literature. It offers a mixed collection of reference resources such as general and subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, bibliographies, chronologies, handbooks, atlases, and more. Its platform aggregates content to provide researchers with a cross-searchable learning experience via its signature concept map.

Essay & General Literature Index  
An index of essays from more than 9,000 anthologies published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain since 1985, with emphasis on the entire range of humanities and social sciences.

The JSTOR archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The entire back runs of journals (from volume 1, issue 1) are provided with an embargo for the most recent 3 years.

LearningExpress Library  
The LearningExpress suite is an eLearning solution that provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building (interview guidance, resume and letter builders, etc..), standardized test preparation (GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc..) career development and more. These award-winning learning tools are available through multiple online platforms designed to help students and professionals achieve their educational and career goals.

Literary Reference Center Plus 
Literary Reference Center Plus is a literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. It gives students a complete foundation of literary reference works.

​Literary Reference eBook Collection  
Literary Reference eBook Collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of literary-related subjects. Selections include literary criticism, study guides, and classics.

Middle Search Plus 
EBSCO Middle Search Plus provides access to full-text of popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and image collections of photos, maps, and flags. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection  
This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.
Novelist Plus – (EBSCO)  

Novelist Plus is a reading guide and advisory tool suitable for all age groups.  It contains recommendations for fiction and nonfiction, author read-a-likes, book discussion guides, award lists, book cover images, and nearly 40,000 first chapter excerpts.​

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world’s biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
The Core Collection contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center  
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. The database includes videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets, plans/labs from the Poetry Foundation and other sources.

Points of View Reference Center  
Points of View Reference Center (PoV) is a full-text database that offers a series of comprehensive essays with point and counterpoint arguments related to current issues in the news. The database contains 455 topics and more than 1900 essays as well as leading political magazines from across the political spectrum.

ProQuest eBook Central 
eBook Central (formerly ebrary) offers eBooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas including business, computers, engineering, fine arts, history, literature, medicine, and religion.

Public Library Video Online (PAVON)  
Public Library Video Online is a platform that offers unlimited access to almost 50,000 curated streaming videos from 500 providers. The video collection includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, and life-long learning content across different subject areas and topics spanning science, history, engineering, health, performing arts, religion, feature film, and many others.

Read It!  
Read It! is a database that covers a wide range of subject areas including history, civics and culture, life skills, literature and science. Articles are written using adaptive vocabulary to deliver essential content for learning and research. Read It! offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

TumbleBook Library (Premium)  
TumbleBook Library provides access to a great source of animated talking picture books, puzzles, games, quizzes, videos, and language learning sources for children and teens. It can also be used as a teaching tool by instructors.

TumbleBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school, high school, and public libraries. The database offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.