Social Science Databases

Biography in Context access for Garfield County Libraries patrons
Biography In Context

Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

Access Kids InfoBits for Garfield County Libraries patrons
Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is designed especially for student researchers in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun!

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (OVIC) is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. OVIC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search for educators and homeschooling parents with content correlated to the standards.

Points of View Reference Center

 Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Access Research In Context for Garfield County Libraries patrons
Research in Context

Created for middle school students, Research In Context supports engaged learning by bringing together the best and most relevant digital content into one modern and student-friendly. RIC covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues, and includes nearly 300 topic pages and overviews written explicitly for middle school students. Research In Context uses cross-disciplinary, authoritative content to bridge the gap between elementary resources and more advanced high school databases.