Online Databases

On-Site Volumes:

Library Catalog

Off-Site DataBases:

Available in School and at Home
  • Databases are site licensed and have remote access.  
  • Click on the link from anywhere in the Berlin High system.
  • Ask Mrs. Rice for directions for home access.
  • Be sure to give credit for most information that you gather from a database. Each database has a button that will provide correct MLA Works Cited citation form. It’s up to you to also keep track of the internal citations.
  • The Media Center subscribes to the following online reference databases:

SIRS Knowledge Source, including Pro v Con

This searchable collection integrates three databases. It should be the first stop for most assignments.

Pro v Con delivers conflicting points of view on many topical issues.

SIRS Decades

This searchable collection is arranged by the decades of the 20th Century. After a thoughtful overview of each decade, articles and pictures from each period are included.

Issues and Controversies

Issues and Controversies delivers various views on many topical issues.

Connecticut Digital Library

This is a massive database available to every Connecticut citizen. It provides searchable access to both current events and reference topics


This database provides oncise, reliable, up-to-date country reports, written by local experts, addressing all United Nations, 50 U.S. states, and 13 Canadian Provinces.

New York Times Electronic Edition

This is a searchable, page by page edition of the daily New York Times.

EBSCO Databases

An EBSCO database.  All EBSCO databases are on the same link:,uid&custid=s9384089

One search, Auto Repair, Small Engines, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, EBSCOhost for High Schools, Literary Reference Center, Legal Information, Points of View, Coin Career Library, Biography, Referencia Latina, EBSCO Latina, Science Reference, History Reference, Poetry and Short Story Reference, and many more.

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