Dallas ISD Online Resources & Databases

Most databases accessed within the district network do not require a username/password. When accessing from home you will be directed to a Proxy login screen. Use your Student ID # as the username and the last four digits of the Student ID # as the password for access. 
 

 
               ABC-CLIO ABC-CLIO 
This multimedia database consists of current events, local and global issues and pop culture.  Some of the databases included are:  American Government, American History, World History, and World Geography.

Tex_Quest       American Indian   
Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century.
 
Tex_Quest     America West
   
From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. 
 
BrainPop   BrainPop
Access educational animated movies for grades K-5 to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible and entertaining to both children and adults. Also includes interactive quizzes and games, comic strips and experiments. 
Username/Password: See your librarian

Tex_Quest   Encyclopedia Britannica
Search Level-Appropriate Reference Articles, Journals and Magazines, the Web's Best Sites, Multimedia, and Curriculum Content.

Tex_Quest Britannica Escolar Online
Provides a Spanish Elementary Encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, Spanish-language videos, and Spanish Learning Materials specifically designed for younger students.

Capstone Interactive Library (CIL) enhanced eBooks are interactive, browser-based, digital books that feature easy navigation tools and enhanced content that supports readers of all types and ages.
Check with your librarian to see if your campus has a subscription.

 Clip Art ETC
Provides students and teachers with over 71,500 pieces of quality educational clipart. Every illustration comes with a choice of image size as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects. All images are appropriate for classroom use. You'll find no advertisements, pop-ups, or inappropriate links here.  A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 free clipart items in a single, non-commercial, school project without further permission.
 
Newspaper in Education
Dallas Newspaper In Education (NIE)
Dallas Morning News has a free, complete, online newspaper for students and staff of Dallas ISD.  Access the newspaper 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Teachers sign-up for NIE for FREE!

 EasyBib  

EasyBib

Helps educators provide students with the tools they need to do credible and ethical research, while allowing them to track student progress and understanding before they hand in their final paper.
MLA 8 is now available.


                  Ebooks
Browse our extensive collection of eBooks in our District. All are compatible with web enabled devices. If prompted, use your student ID number as your username and the last four digits of your ID number as your password. Happy Reading!


Ebsco Host Research Database
 
Select your school from the drop down list 
 
 
EBSCO Host Research Databases offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for K-12 students including Explora, Literary School Reference Center, Science Reference Center. eBook Instructions

Select your school from the drop down list 
 
 
Including Academic OneFile, Science In Context, Informe Academico, and many more.  Gale Virtual Reference Library offers you an online collection of premier reference eBooks. You can search a single eBook or across your library's entire eBook collection.   This database also includes ASCDs collection of professional eBooks.

Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
 
 HM
Digital Archive of 356 African American video oral history interviews is available online for the first time on a test basis to registered users. This archive includes 16243 stories from over 833 hours of video.

 
Image Quest
Image Quest
Quality images which can be used for art projects, presentations, class assignments, websites etc.  Find images related to art, science, history, technology, maps, education and much more.

 
International Children's Digital Library
International Children's Digital Library
The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children's literature from around the world.

Novelist
Novelist
Is there a book you loved and would like to read more just like it?  Are you looking for lesson ideas preparing a book study

PowerVideos
PowerVideos enables educators to enhance the learning experiences of all students through the delivery of exceptional content from top educational publishers. 
Check with your librarian to see if your campus has a subscription.

Tex_Quest   Teaching Books
TeachingBooks.net
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Hear books read by the author, listen to the author talk about their books,  view book guides, and lesson plans.

 USHM US Holocaust Memorial Museum Database The database contains thousands of fully cataloged lists and other name sources. 
 
Worldbook Encyclopedia
Tap into online homework help you can trust. World Book information follows school curriculum.  World book includes Dramatic Learning (plays and readers’ theater), Science Power, Discoveries and Inventions, and Early World of Learning (nursery rhymes, songs, & games for Pre-K and K). 
 
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