• Databases

    Databases are a great source of information for students & teachers, and can be used for research papers, projects, book recommendations, or to get information unavailable through search engines such as Google. Woodstown pays for you to access these databases, so you will need passwords to gain entry to them. Access the database passwords below using your @woodstown.org google account. 

    Database Passwords

    Database Video Tutorials


    Available Databases:



    Use Britannica School to discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research.


    Provided by Jersey Clicks to any resident of New Jersey. Choose from 25 databases spread across 14 services. Some of our favorite EBSCOhost services are listed below:

    Use EBSCOhost Web to search 15 databases simultaneously, has many options and limiters for doing complex searches.

    Use Explora Secondary to search a collection 14 databases geared towards grade 6-12 students. This database features a user friendly interface. A great place to start a general research.

    Use Literary Reference Center to find literary criticism articles.

    Use Points of View for information on controversial issues.

    Use NoveList to find fiction recommendations. This database will let you know if we have the book in our library!

    Teachers can use Explora Educator's Edition to access databases that include education journals, lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards, and valuable teacher sites.


    Use Bloom's Literary Reference to find literature references and critcism selected by Literary Expert Harold Bloom.

    Use Modern World History to learn about world history from the mid-15th century to the present.


    Use JSTOR Secondary Schools to search more than 2,600 journals that deal with everything from literature and history to biology and mathematics.



    Use SIRS Issues Researcher to search a pro/con database, perfect for your controversial issues paper.
    Use Coronavirus Research Database to search a free health and medical research database for content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.


    Understanding Shakespeare

    "Understanding Shakespeare is a collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library . It’s a research tool that allows students, educators and scholars to use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly navigate into the scholarship written about them—line by line. Users simply click next to any line of text in a play and relevant articles from the JSTOR archive immediately load."