Databases & eSubscriptions

Edmond Public Schools subscribes to these online resources. You can access them when you are using school and library computers or Chromebooks. For home access, get your username and password from the Media Director, Mrs. Neff.

World Book Online

World Book Online includes the full World Book Encyclopedia plus many other features for research including selected web sites and journal articles.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains electronic reference books. These eBooks are available 24/7 through the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform.

Oklahoma Digital Prairie’s EBSCOhost service

Oklahoma Department of Libraries EBSCOhost service is a collection of databases that will search journals, newspapers, magazines, and other information.

Discovery Education Logo

Discovery Education allows students to browse by subject, search for a specific topic, or create using the Studio feature. It contains videos, interactives, activities, images, audio, and more.


Sora has a large collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks. Watch this quick introduction video then follow the instructions below.

Go to Sora app, click “Find my school,” choose “Edmond Public Schools,” click “Sign in using Edmond School District 12.” Once you are signed in, click on the 3 lines in the upper right corner, and click the green plus sign that says, “Add a library.” There you will type in Metropolitan Library Systems. This will add thousands of additional titles for you to read.


Open Educational Resources is a public digital library. Here you can find a collection of various resources including the Folger Shakespeare Library.

project gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. This is a great resource to use if you are looking for classics.

Additional Research Tools:

Google Scholar helps the user find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Infotopia – is an academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers, and library & educational consortia.

Sweet Search – is a student search engine that leverages Google to search only a fully vetted “whitelist” of websites. The original index was created by 50+ librarians, educators and researchers who collectively invested over 100,000 hours in finding the best resources.

Awesome Library – provides only resources that have been reviewed and found to be of high quality for its users.

Finding Dulcinea – was created by a team of savvy Internet users. Their mission is to untangle the Web, clearing it of clutter and spotlighting only the sites that matter. Dulcinea Media, Inc. aims to provide a richer experience for every Internet user.

Internet Public Library (IPL) – provides a repository of 500,000+ essays across thousands of topics to help its users be successful on homework.

Writing Tools