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West LMC: Databases

Off-Campus Logins for Databases

key icon Get the passwords!

If you need to access our databases from home use this document to get the usernames and passwords.  You will need to be signed into your MMSD Google account in order to access the document.

STAFF ONLY: Use this document for educator-only access to our databases.



Click here for a large collection of resources free for Wisconsin residents. You can access information on almost any topic with these databases.

Academic Video Online

ProQuest Alexander Street Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. Most videos include public performance rights, as well as personal and educational use.

If Academic Video Online doesn't have what you are looking for, you can make a request for content to be added to the collection here!

BreakoutEDU for Teachers



Contact your librarian to be assigned a unique code for access to the BreakoutEDU platform.

BreakoutEDU is an immersive learning games platform that brings the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. There are over 1500 games, aligned to standards, and searchable by content area. Some challenges require lockbox kits, which are available for checkout in the library. There are also "digital breakouts" that don't require the lockboxes and can be done online.

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica Image Quest

Thousands of images to use in presentations and projects from collections such as the National Geographic Society, Getty Images, and the Natural History Museum.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (en EspaƱol)

Provided by BadgerLink

Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish

A Spanish version of an up-to-date information/encyclopedia resource on almost any topic. It includes articles, media, and primary sources.

Britannica Online

Provided by BadgerLink

Britannica School Edition

An up-to-date information/encyclopedia resource on almost any topic. It includes articles, media, and primary sources.


ProQuest CultureGrams
Up-to-date country reports from the around the world that includes information on daily life, history, customs, and governments.


Provided by BadgerLink

EBSCO Explora

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Searches Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center.



Hip-hop videos to help you learn about topics that you are studying in class. Get login information from your teacher.

Free Digital Newspaper Access

Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin State Journal's digital edition is available to schools during the closures.

New York Times
The New York Times is offering free digital access to high school teachers and students until 9/2021. Contact Ms. Hennes if you would like an invitation.

Gale eBooks

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.

Gale In Context: Biography

Gale in Context Biography

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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

Gale in Context: Science

Gale in Context Science

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Gale Power Search

Gale Power Search

Search all of our library's Gale resources at the same time or use the "topic finder" to help narrow your research focus



JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations.

Newsela Essentials


Click on newsela and that will bring you to the ClassLink launchpad.  In ClassLink click on the Library Resource picture that looks like the one below.  Then click on newsela.

NoodleTools - Citation Maker

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

SIRS Researcher

ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues.

Swank K-12 Streaming

Swank K-12 Streaming


Your teacher will share a direct link to any films being used in class. You will need to log in with the username and password listed in the password doc above in order for the film to play.

Swank K-12 Streaming is a convenient, controlled, and connected streaming platform that makes it easy for teachers to incorporate high-quality films into lesson plans. The library includes thousands of films for educational support, including the top feature films, documentaries and foreign titles.

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about them) to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It’s both a research and report tool and a self-help resource.