The Library Media Centers

Library Catalog
Licensed Resources
Britannica School
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Sirs Discoverer
Ebsco Research
Electronic Books and Magazines 
Ebsco Ebooks 

Licensed Resources


Escuela Americana subscribes to various online educational databases to assist the EA community with their research needs. An online educational database is a directory of information from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias, on the Internet. The database lets you search for current information, or information from the past. The databases that the school provides its students are:


Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica Online Academic Edition


SIRS Discoverer


Descriptions of these online databases, as provided by the various companies:


Britannica Online School Edition: The Britannica Online School Edition K-12 offers encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. This Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.


Britannica Online Academic Edition: The Britannica Online Academic Edition offers encyclopedia and related materials for college and university students. This product delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.


EBSCOhost: EBSCOhost is an online reference system that offers unique features for searching and retrieving information. This system gives students access to many databases designed specifically for schools and these databases provide full text, indexing and abstracting of articles from thousands of publications. These publications include magazines, newspapers, reference works and encyclopedias, biographies, radio & TV news transcripts, country reports, state/province reports, primary source documents, photos, maps, flags and more.


SIRS Discoverer: SIRS Discoverer is an interactive program for elementary and middle school students that aims to make learning intuitive and fun. The program is a reference tool designed to develop reading, writing and language skills. SIRS Discoverer offers a database of easily retrievable full-text articles, often with accompanying graphics, with full printing and saving capabilities.