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Wayland High School Library: English/Literary Databases

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Links & Passwords

Below you will find our databases relevant to English/Literature. 

Click here for the list of high school databases, provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Massachusetts Library System (MLS).

Click here for the complete list of databases, provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Massachusetts Library System (MLS).

Most of the databases are geolocated where you will not need a password inside the school. For those that aren't as well as home access: 

Student Passwords 

Staff Passwords

 

Bloom’s Literature includes critical essays, author biographies, interviews, and profiles, as well as character analyses. More than 1,000 poetry and classic works of literature are available in full-text. There are essays on how to write papers, full-length videos of classic stage performances, and film adaptations of literary works.  There is also an extensive database on Shakespeare and his works.

Answers the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Classroom Video On Demand provides top-quality videos across the entire secondary curriculum, including life skills and guidance.

Academic Video Online makes video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, and more. Search for award-winning films including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners and access content from PBS, BBC, 60 MINUTES, National Geographic, Annenberg Learner, BroadwayHD™, A+E Networks’ HISTORY® and more.

Includes over 5,000 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Reference content is offered alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. This resource is continuously updated to ensure users have access to the latest information.

Comprehensive encyclopedia with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and more.

Full access dating back to 1851 (Spanish & Mandarin versions available as well) 

Wall Street Journal is your source for authoritative reporting and analysis. Every day, with every story, we strive to lead the conversation and bring you the clarity and insight you need.