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WCPS Subscription Resources

Students can access the resources below on any day, at any time. If you are working inside a school building, you will not be required to input a username and password; however, if you are working online at home, you will need a username and password. Use this document to help log in to the databases and resources below and contact your media specialist for additional information.


Resource Resource Description
New York Times
  • Provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. 

  • Provides searchable, archived full access to NYT articles published between 1851 through 1922, and between 1981 through current day.



  • Portal to all CultureGrams editions: World, States, Kids, and Provinces.

  • Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports provide cultural, historical and geographical information supporting a wide range of readers. Includes video clips and slideshows, a worldwide photo gallery, interviews with adults and children, and a unique recipe collection with five local recipes for each country. 

  • Create-your-own data tables and charts to help put dozens of facts into comparative perspective.

World Book Online

  • Includes all the articles from the print encyclopedia plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

  • Includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases along with lesson plans focusing on one or more primary source images.

  • Timelines - Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – encyclopedia in Spanish.

Gale in Context

  •  Designed for middle or high school learners.

  •  Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

  • Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.

  •  Provides pro/con viewpoint essays, full-text journal articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, statistical charts and tables, images, podcasts, web links and more.

  •  Text-to-speech technology available on every page and documents may be translated into Arabic, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.

  •  Content correlated to national and state curriculum standards.

Gale Onefile News

  •  Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, data, or other fields.

Gale General Onefile

  •  Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource.

  •  Best for general research.

Gale Academic OneFile Select

  • Research academic topics ranging from art and literature to economics and the sciences.

  •  Ideal for smaller academic libraries.

Gale Literary Index

  • Search this digital master index that contains complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings in products published by Gale.

  •  This resource combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.

  •  Gale Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale and the imprints.

Gale Presents:
Peterson’s Test & Career Prep


  • Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

National Geographic Kids

  • Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

  • Resource is aimed for children aged 6 - 14.

SIRS Discoverer

  • Multidisciplinary content covering areas such as history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies and technology.  

  • All content is 100% full text & selected from 2,200+ reliable, high-quality global sources. 

  • Access to the content features logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search/filter capabilities (including by Lexile range), streamlined results to help young learners connect with and comprehend content. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

  • Offers balanced content selections from more than 2,000 international sources and includes magazine articles, graphics, charts, maps, primary sources, government documents, websites, multimedia, and timelines. 

  • Analysis and opinions cover the pros/cons and everything in between of 360+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, and political issues. 

  • Content includes engaging essential questions and viewpoint articles to help build a solid foundation for understanding complex global issues.  

  • Research guides organize a student’s research inquiry process.

  • Lexile reading levels and scores are included to support individualized instruction.

SAILOR list of Databases powered by WCFL

  • This list of databases supports information needs in this collection, whether the interest is personal, professional, recreational or educational.

    • RAIL + Student ID number needed to access resources. Please select WCFL as your provider.


  • Learn one of over 70 languages and learn cultural insights and grammar with self-paced courses delivered through native speaker dialogue.






JSTOR is an online archive of academic journals and primary sources. The archive includes full text pdfs relating to history, literature, religion, art, education, law, science and political science.


In order to access JSTOR, you must apply for an eCard from Enoch Pratt Free Library. Click here to apply for an ecard.