Pike Library Student Resources

Research Databases

Destiny Discover

Use this link to search for books, eContent, and Database information in Destiny Discover. Remember your username and password is your ID number. Faculty add 043 behind each ID number. Contact Mrs. Fitzgerald (sfitzgerald@nisdtx.org) for questions or password(s) to the databases.

Gale Databases

These are the research databases provided by the Pike library. This is a link to all the databases. See more information below for direct links to a specific database.


Link to TexQuest Databases


  • Research in Context

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • National Geographic for Kids
  • Health & Wellness Center and Alternative Health Module

  • Informe – Spanish language collection

  • Student Resources in Context
  • GREENR
  • Health & Wellness Center
  • Informe
  • See Mrs. Fitzgerald for password


Research in Context

Research in Context is created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Opposing Viewpoints in Contect

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

National Geographic For Kids

National Geographic For Kids is reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Student Resources in Context

Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

GREENR

The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Health & Wellness Center and Alternative Health Module

The Health & Wellness Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Informe!

Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.

Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America

Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale’s authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

BrainPop

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. See Mrs. Fitzgerald for username and password.

Ebsco eBooks


EBSCO eBooks offers high-quality e-book titles from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world. EBSCO makes it easy to build a collection from a growing selection of best-selling, front list and award-winning titles. Click here to access EBSCO eBooks.

American Indian History and Culture

Access American Indian History and Culture - Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

American West

Access American West - From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.
Click Here to Access EasyBib

Use this online tool to properly cite your sources.

Gene Pike Middle School Resources

See Mrs. Fitzgerald for usernames and passwords.