Research is always best when you start with reliable sources. Most of those reliable sources can be found within database. King County Library has teamed up with the Issaquah School District to provide database access. Below are the databases that will be the most useful in your research at PCMS.
In order to sign in to these databases, you will need your ASB card number. Click on any database and when prompted, enter:
User Name: 4 1 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 digit ASB card number)
PIN/Passcode: _ _ _ _ (Last 4 digits of ASB card number)
The databases listed below are probably going to be the most useful for you in your research for projects at PCMS. To see all the databases KCLS has to offer you can go to the student page here.
A great place to start your research! Online encyclopedia that can give different levels of reading and reliable information.
Country and state reports, articles, maps, videos, statistics and data, photographs, biographies, interviews, and recipes- all focusing on world cultures.
History by time periods that gives a good overview of daily life. Primary sources, articles, and maps all included.
Reference articles for a variety of topics covering every subject.
Current health information on a variety of topics from reliable sources.
Looking for a great place for all your history research? This database has full-text articles, primary sources, maps, and more! Covers ancient times through present-day.
Amazing resource for finding biography resources.
Current events and popular debate topics covered in detail!
General research database covering a wide variety of topics.
Other Database Resources
Facts on File Databases - These are additional databases that the Issaquah School District has paid for and are great resources. If logging on from home, you will need a user name and password, so please see the password bookmark from the library. Logging on from school should connect you automatically. Each individual database is listed below.
A great source for American history.
You can find information from around the world from 1450-Present Day.
Needing any information about Ancient or Medieval History? This is an amazing resource!
Looking for a database that will give you all the information on the latest new articles? This might be the perfect resource.
Newsbank - This is a comprehensive database that covers news from not only news sources from around Washington State, but is has news from around the world. Use this to discover what is happening locally and across the world.
FactCite - This database is great for research on biographies, history, science, mythology, countries and more! The link should automatically connect from school, but if you need to access from home, you will need to use the password bookmark from the library.
If you use FactCite for a research project in February and March, please take the quick survey found here.
In this database you will find millions of copyright free images with citations! See the password bookmark for the username and password.
Use this website to find historical images owned by the US Government. An amazing digital collection.