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Oregon Trail Middle School: Database Resources

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Research Databases @ OT Library

Databases are accessed on the Student Resource Page > MyLibrary > Library Databases (unless otherwise noted).

Class LibGuides have database information included that is specific to the subject area or requirements of the project you are working on.

General Rsearch

  • Encyclopedia Britannica (ClassLink)
  • Explora (State Library)
  • Facts on File: Issues and Controversies (State Library)
  • World Book Online (ClassLink)

Social Studies

  • ABC-CLIO History - American History, Issues, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ClassLink)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica (ClassLink)
  • History Reference Center (through EBSCO)
  • Kansas History (State Library)
  • World Book Online (ClassLink)

ELA / Literacy

  • Encyclopedia Britannica (ClassLink)
  • Explora (State Library)
  • Literary Reference Center (State Library)
  • NovelList (State Library)
  • World Book Online (ClassLink)

Science and Math

  • Encyclopedia Britannica (ClassLink)
  • Explora (State Library)
  • Today's Science (State Library)
  • World Book Online (ClassLink)

PE and Health

  • Consumer Health Complete (State Library)
  • Gale Health Reference Center (State Library)
  • Medline (State Library)
  • World Health Organization: Mental Health (State Library)


  • Art Full Text (State Library)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica (ClassLink)
  • Explora (State Library)
  • Job & career Accelerator (State Library)
  • Mango Languages (State Library)
  • World Book Online (ClassLink)


At school, all students and staff have full access to these ABC-CLIO sites with our paid subscription.  At home, you will need your school's ABC-CLIO username and password to access the following sites.  Please see Mrs. Charlesworth or Ms. Warkentine for the master password to open the database password sheet for home use.

World Book (District)

At school, all students and staff have full access to World book with our paid subscription.  Click on the link above to enter the database.  For home use, please see Mrs. Charlesworth or Ms. Warkentine for the master password to open the database password sheet.

Kansas State Library

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Please note that when accessing State Library of Kansas resources, your home Internet Provider's address must be registered in Kansas in order to access these free, state-provided resources. Access to resources from Kansas school campuses is automatic.

~ No username or password is necessary, besides your district username and password that you use each day. ~

If you have trouble accessing these resources, please see Mrs. Charlesworth for a Kansas State Library Card.