​The databases below are subscription resources, and access is limited to Highland High School students and staff. Access within the high school building shouldn't require login credentials. Access from home, or another remote location, requires login credentials. Instructions for accessing our resources remotely are available from Mr. Kilburn in the library, or you may email Mr. Kilburn to request a digital copy.

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Search our EBSCO Databases Using the Links Below or by Going Directly to Our EBSCO Site.

Academic Search Premier At HealthWatch
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Center
Biomedical Reference Collection
Business Source Complete
Consumer Health Complete
Corporate ResourceNet
Corporate ResourceNet
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Essay and General Literature Index
Film and Television Literature Index
Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
Health Business FT
Health Source Consumer
Health Source Nursing
History Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts
Home Improvement RC
Humanities FT
Literary Reference Center Plus
Magill on Literature Plus
MAS Ultra HS Edition
MAS Premier
McClatchy-Tribune Collection
Medline FT
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source Plus
Play Index
Points of View RC
Professional Development Collection
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Read It!
Regional Business News
Science Reference Center
Short Story Index
Small Business Reference Center
Social Science Index

Topic Search

Vocational & Career Collection
Vocational Studies Premier
Web News


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Indiana History Online
Contemporary Authors

Additional Databases from Inspire

These resources must be accessed through the Inspire interface.

Consumer Reports
Hoosier State Chronicles
Indiana Legacy
Indiana Memory

Research Databases

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All sources should be evaluated using the following criteria:

Accuracy of the source 
Who is the author? Is there a way to contact him or her? What is the purpose of the resource, and why was it produced? Is the author qualified to write on the subject? 

Authority of the source 
Who published the resource? Is the resource self-published? Is the publisher or Webmaster reputable? If the source is a web site, check the domain to see what institution sponsors the site. Does the publisher provide his or her qualifications and credentials? 

Objectivity of the source 
What are the goals & objectives of this resource? What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author? Is the resource a mask for advertising, or biased in some other way? Who was it written for (the audience), and why? 

Currency of the source 
When was it produced? This is less important for historical resources, works that are classics in their field, or for a historical topic or viewpoint. When was it last updated? Being online doesn't mean a resource is up to date. For a web site, how up-to-date are the links (if any)? 

Coverage of the source 
How detailed is the information? Is the information cited correctly? Is the resource mainly images, text, or a balance of text and images? Is there a bibliography, or a links page for web sites? Are they annotated? Are they relevant?

Reference Databases


A great place to start your research!


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