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Library Media Center

The links below are to the databases FMS subscribes to and other helpful websites that are useful for research.


NOTE: Some of these sites require usernames and passwords. You can get a list of login info from one of the librarians.


EBSCOhost Ultra: Featuring MasterFile Select where you can search magazines, newspapers and more. Includes MAS Ultra - School Edition and Primary Search. User name and password needed when accessing off campus.

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Gale Databases: Featuring a variety of specialized databases. This is where you can find Opposing Viewpoints, Research in Context and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  User name and password needed when accessing off campus.

  • Quick Links for Gale Databases:

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Research in Context


Gale Virtual Reference Library 


Britannica School Logo

Search for fast answers, get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places and find maps, photos and illustrations for school projects.

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Search a variety of research tools including, Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals.


World Book Logo 

World Book Online: Encyclopedia with citations, maps, timelines, etc.  

Teen Health Logo 

Teen Health & Wellness: Information on health related topics. Great resource for health projects.

The Elements Logo 

The Elements: A database of information on all the elements in the periodic table.  


NoveList Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus: A source for read-alike and genre based book recommendations. Helps students find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Includes nonfiction recommendations. Link is last on the list of our EBSCO homepage.

  • Other Subscription Sites: Collection of instructional materials about children's and young adult books and authors.

NoodleBIB: Helps you create bibliographies.                                

  • Helpful Sites for Research:

EasyBib: Create bibliographies and export them to your Google Drive.

ERIC: Free database of education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public.

Google Scholar: Free database of academic research and journal articles available online.

Scholastic: Information about books and authors.

Rosen Learning: Collection of different nonfiction eBooks.


  • News Services: 

Local News:

WRGB Albany (Ch. 6)

Spectrum News (Ch. 9)

WTEN Albany (Ch. 10)/FOX23 News (Ch. 8)

WNYT Albany (Ch. 13)

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Albany Times Union

The Daily Gazette (Schenectady)

Altamont Enterprise

Troy Record

National News:



Fox News

NBC News

CBS News

ABC News

PBS NewsHour

NPR News

C-SPAN Classroom

Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Washington Post

Boston Globe

USA Today

Associated Press (AP)



The Economist

International News:

BBC News

CNN International

International News Sources

Other News & Information Sources:

Tween Tribune: (By Smithsonian):  News for kids by kids.


Newsy: Multisource video news analysis.

Scholastic News Online

DOGO News: Current events from a variety of subjects written and explained for kids.

The Way Back Machine: Internet Archives from 1996 to now.