Quicklinks


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 

Art

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

Co-Curriculum

Gale in Context – Global Issues  Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

EBSCO – Points of View Reference Center Contains resources that present multiple sides of current issues. 

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!  

ProQuest - New York Times (Historical) 1851 – 2014. Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

ProQuest - U.S. Major Dailies provides access to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. 1980 – today. 

English 

Bloom’s Literature contains a wide range of reference essays and scholarly criticism for many works of literature.  

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!

EBSCO - Literary Reference Center Plus contains literary criticism, book reviews, biographies, and full-text poems and short stories. 

EBSCO Literary Reference eBook Collection contains full-text eBooks including novels, poetry, literary criticism, and reference. 

Gale eBooks  Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Gale Literary Sources Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

Gale Lit Finder Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

History and Global Studies

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!

EBSCO – History Reference Center - A full-text database for U.S. and world history topics. 

EBSCO - History Reference eBook Collection contains full-text eBooks for history research. Mostly secondary/tertiary sources.

Gale in Context - Biography Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

Gale eBooks Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Gale in Context – US History Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

Gale in Context – World History Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

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.  

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!  

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

Proquest - History Study Center

ProQuest - New York Times (Historical) 1851 – 2014. Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

ProQuest - U.S. Major Dailies provides access to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. 1980 – today.

Science

APS Physics The full archive of the journals of the American Physical Society (APS), including Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics, providing students and researchers within the library access to articles documenting research in physics since 1893.

Coronavirus Research Database A collection of current articles and authoritative information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 in Context - Science Use your Fairfax Library barcode to log in. Ask your Madeira librarian for help if you need it.

Where to start? Need help?

Explora - History, Health, Science, Math, Literature, Current events....all here!

Ask your librarian!