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ABC-CLIO Databases (Password Required)


Each ABC-CLIO database includes articles, images, videos, analysis, maps, primary sources, and more! See Ms. Crawford for the password

  • The Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society database focuses on controversial issues—with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources covering 150 of today's most significant social issues, with access to 7,000 articles and 4,500 multimedia primary sources.

How to Get Started

  • ABC-CLIO requires the school's password (see Ms. Crawford for the password).

  • Click on icons under "ABC-CLIO" Links on this page or the tabs above to use specific ABC-CLIO databases

  • Click here to search all the ABC-CLIO databases provided by the North Library.

For additional social studies databases, use the State Databases at


The State Library of Kansas at

Go to to search the State of Kansas Library databases (You will need to type into a new window)

    • Click on Link "Explore Our Resources" 

    • Click on Academic Search Premier, GreenFile, MedLinePlus, or another database.

    • Make sure you click on "Search Options" and "Full Text" before searching

To Search Additional Databases, click on "Other Databases" and Select All or specific databases. Make sure to refine to "Full Text."


Ebooks from the SM North Library

Click here for Free Ebooks. See the librarian for the password.

The following reference books are available at the above website.

  • Alternative Energy,  2007 
  • American Law Yearbook: Major Legal Cases, 2012
  • CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, 2012
  • Climate Change, 2 Vol., 2008
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 4th ed., 2011 
  • History Behind Headlines: Origins of World Conflicts,  2003 
  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas,  2005 
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 13th ed.,  2012 


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The databases at give you access to great Gale databases, such as the Student Resource Center and the Environmental Databases

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