Online Databases

  • John Handley LMC subscribes to the following databases to provide our students and staff with the most accurate, authoritative information available. Sharing access to these resources with anyone who is not a student or staff member at John Handley High School is strictly prohibited. Please see Mrs. Logan or Mrs. Putnam in the library if you need assistance using the databases. 

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  • Gale Cengage Learning

    Use the above link to search all Gale Cengage Learning Databases to which we have access, or use one of the special databases designed for you below.

    Note that you can take advantage of logging in to these databases in order to easily share and download content to your Google Drive. Click on the top of the page where it says Sign in with Google  in order to export articles and citations to your google drive and share with others. 

    Gale Collections:

    Gale in Context: High School

    Gale in Context: High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events.


     Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.


    Gale General OneFile

    A broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration.


      Gale in Context Biography

     Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


    World History

    Gale In Context: World History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. 


    Gale eBooks

    Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. 




    Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

  • Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.

  • Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

  • Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

  • This eBook collection includes a wide range of subjects—from ancient history and biographies, to mathematics, animals, nature, and more.

  •  Find It Virginia

    Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. Select the appropriate tab for the age or audience to begin their research, reading and learning journey. All resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia as well is Virginia’s public K-12 schools.


    Explora High School (9-12)




     JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, ebooks, & primary sources with 10+ million documents and serving 10,000+ libraries.


    Explore important and rare collections from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies around the world.

    JSTOR Global Plants

    Global Plants, an online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science, is the world's largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.


    African Cultural Heritage Site and Landscapes and Struggles for Freedom in South Africa



    Tips and tools provided to use current event resources in all subject areas.


    world book

    Choose from World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, or Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. This web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, citation builder, research and homework help, study aids, curriculum guides, and more.



     Rosetta Stone

    For select students based on need. Your login is your initials + student ID#, and your password is student ID#.