Research Databases

Check out this array of resources for high school.  Practice your subject skills, explore careers and learn what it takes to get into, and succeed in college. Take practice exams for STAAR and EOC tests
Power Search 


Use the PowerSearch widget to search all of our Gale databases or search a specific database below.

Use the meridian password on all databases unless otherwise indicated.
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Research in Context

Global Reference for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
 Science Databases
Hundreds of today's most significant science topics  Updated, full text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos and audo files. 
Science in context
Spanish Language
Research Database
Research academic articles published in Spanish language from a variety of academic sources.
 Opposing Viewpoints
Explore different sides of controversial topics.  Informed, differing views help students develop critical thinking skills.
Opposing Viewpoints
 Student Resources in context
Good for middle school students
Student Resources in Context

Gale Virtual Research Library
A collection of e books and encyclopedias. 
Great for film studies, history literature and biographies as well as law research.
Gale Virtual Resource Library
National Geographic for Kids
Explore science, nature, culture
archaeology and space in a school age student friendly format.
National Geographic for Kids
Infotrac Newsstand
Provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search by headline, date, and newspaper section. One stop source fo current news as well as archives. 
Infotrac Newsstand

Health and Wellness 
Health and Wellness Center
Biography in Context 
Biorgraphy in Context

 US History in Context
World History in Context


 Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 
Literature Resource Center

Language Arts Resources
Lit Finder
 Literary Resources
Authors, works, literary genres, book reviews - all in one database. 
Gale Literary Sources
Scribner Writer Series 
Access to original scholarly  essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world and from all time periods.  Places the authors and their works in personal and historical context. 
Scribner Writer Series

Other Available Research Resources
Questia Database

1000s of non-fiction book resources!

Use your student e-mail as your login. 
E-mail Ms. MacWatters if you've forgotten your password. 

Upper level non-fiction book resources.

Create a login by clicking Join eBook Central.

Use your school e-mail as your username.


Encyclopedia Britannica plus digital resources!

Username: meridian

Password: school 


Research the Pros and Cons of Global Issues!

Login ID: TX78664

Password: tihyal