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EBSCOhost Research Databases

Use this link to search one or all of the following: Academic Search Premier, Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), Health Source - Consumer Edition, AHFS Consumer Medication Information​, TOPICsearch, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection

When accessing EBSCO from home, please use the following username and password:

User ID: student

Password: Fenwick​

Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. The database includes plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; literary criticism essays, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, author interviews, and classic novels.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. More specifically, this includes full-text science periodicals; high-quality images, including stunning images of landscapes, plants, animals, rock formations, fungi and more; full-text, full-length biographies; full-text science reference books; full-text science essays; full-text science encyclopedias; science videos; science animations; and lesson plans.

Subjects covered: Applied sciences; Biology; Chemistry; Earth and space science; Energy; Environmental science; Forensic science; Health and medicine; History of science; Life science; Mathematics; Physics; Science and society; Science as inquiry; Science careers; Scientists; Wildlife.

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. Content includes full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals and other sources; full-text primary source documents; full-text biographies of historical figures; full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books; Full-text content from more than 140 leading history journals; images, including maps and historical photos; and 83+ hours of historical video​




JSTOR is a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, nearly 20,000 books, and two million primary source objects. The articles provide students and teachers with peer-reviewed scholarly research.
When accessing JSTOR from home, please use the following username and password. (PLEASE NOTE: The login is case sensitive):
Username: fenwick
Password: gerobohe

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online allows users to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove® Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. Both of these sources are included in subscriptions to Grove Music Online.

When logging in, please use the following username and password:
Username: fenwickhsmusic
Password: fenwickhsmusic

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove® Art Online, the Benezit® Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

When logging in, please use the following username and password:
Username: fenwickhsart
Password: fenwickhsart

The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the world’s most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. It covers words from across the English-speaking world, and traces the development of English from the earliest records to the present day.  It’s a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words, both present and past.  One can find present-day meanings in the OED, as well as the history of individual words—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

When logging in, please use the following username and password:
Username: fenwickhsart
Password: fenwickhsart


Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of over 26,000 films on every subject imaginable. The collection features award-winning documentaries, training films, and theatrical releases from a number of leading producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, BBC, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel,  and hundreds more.  Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share, and discuss films. 
When accessing Kanopy from home or from a location other than Fenwick, please use the following username and password:
Username: fenwick
Password: fenwick1929

Note: The login is the same for both students and faculty.  It is possible (and recommended) to create a personal login account as well. It's free and simple -- you need only provide your e-mail.  This will allow you to save playlists, make clips, share links, rate movies, etc., while still using the Fenwick subscription.  

Additional Educational Sites


FirstSearch is an OCLC service that connects users to information and records from 13 databases, including ArticleFirst (OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals), ERIC (journal articles and reports in education), and WorldCat.
To access First Search, please use the code and password below: 
Authorization code: 100-108-542
Password: Friars


Smithsonian Education

Topics include: Everything Art; Science & Nature; History & Culture; People and Places
You can never go wrong with the Smithsonian! There is so much information on every topic. The Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families, students and educators.
Tip: The section for Educators includes a browse-able lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the use of the site.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Take a look at the site's interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic and have fun too!

Library of Congress

Need books, information, sources, or ideas? The Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents and the community can all find something here.
Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.




Science Through Molecular Modeling 

Amazing Science

Human Anatomy

The Biology Project

An online interactive resource for learning Biology from the University of Arizona. Main sections: Biochemistry; Cell Biology; Chemicals and human health; Developmental Biology; Human Biology; Immunology; Mendelian Genetics; Molecular Biology.


Warning: This site is seriously addicting, so don't go here unless you can spend the next several hours in creative play that will teach you something about the laws of physics. Described as a combination digital erector set, physics lab, and interactive puzzle, gives you a chance to see how changes in gravity, friction, and spring stiffness affect animated constructions of lines and dots.



History Central

History Central boasts a time line of world history, a section devoted to America's wars and a snappy nation-by-nation gazetteer. It has more than 400 primary source documents which can give students an authentic feel for the events that have shaped America's past.

New York Times Learning Page

National Geographic Online