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Databases

The library subscribes to several online databases to help you do your work.  Additionally you can use your Fairfax County Public Library Card to access more resources. 

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers 

ARTSTOR is a database of image resources.  You can access the Public Collections from ARTSTOR which include the digital image collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Bloom's Literature is the library's newest database! It contains a wide range of reference essays and scholarly criticism for many works of literature.  If you need help navigating it, please ask one of the librarians! Go to PowerSchool for the username and password to access Bloom's Literature off campus.

CORE is "the world's largest collection of open access research papers" and is overseen by two international organizations.  CORE may bring back an overwhelming amount of results, but ask a librarian to help you narrow them down to something helpful!

Gale Databases  Madeira provides access to a selection academic resources from Gale and you can access additional Gale products using your Fairfax County Public Library Card: Biography in Context, LitFinder, Literary Sources, the public library's selection of titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Science In Context.  To see all the Gale products accessible with your public library card, go directly to their Online Resources PageGo to PowerSchool for the username and password to access Gale In Context Products off campus.

JSTOR is another scholarly database. It contains the complete archives of each journal accessible through their site up through the last two to five years, depending on the journal. For example, through JSTOR, you can get articles in Science from 1880 through 1997. JSTOR and Project Muse also link together to provide you with access to current articles in 25 journals held by both resources. Go to PowerSchool for the username and password to access JSTOR off campus.

LexisNexis allows researchers to search for documents from more than 17,000 credible sources including newspapers, news networks, court decisions, etc.  Check out their Commands-At-A-Glance search tips for better searching! Go to PowerSchool for the username and password to access LexisNexis off campus.

The Modernist Journals Project features digital editions of culturally important magazines from the early 20th century.

ProQuest: This site has the following databases: eLibrary, The History Study Center as well as, ProQuest Platinum, which indexes over 2,000 magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books. Through the Fairfax County Public Library, we have access to historical issues of The New York Times and the Washington Post as well as current issues of many national dailies: go directly to the Online Resources Page and look for these ProQuest resources. Go to PowerSchool for the username and password to access ProQuest off campus.