Reading promotion for this year


    Pacific Cascade Middle School Library

    Ms. Steirer - Librarian



    PCMS Online Catalog - Discover what the library has available for you

    What to Read Next - Use this website to help you discover another book that you might enjoy

    Novelist - Use this KCLS database to help discover books you might enjoy, read reviews and more

    In order to log on to KCLS, you will need your ASB card number.  See information in KCLS Databases


    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.

    KCLS Databases

    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

    Britannica Online for Young Adults

    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.

    Daily Life Through History

    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.

    Family Health Database

    Current health information on a variety of topics from reliable sources.

    History Study Center

    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.

    Gale in Context: Biography

    Amazing resource for finding biography resources.

    Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    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.

    American History

    A great source for American history.

    Modern World History

    You can find information from around the world from 1450-Present Day.

    Ancient and Medieval History

    Needing any information about Ancient or Medieval History?  This is an amazing resource!

    Issues and Controversies

    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.


    Image Resources

    Britannica Image Quest

    In this database you will find millions of copyright free images with citations!  See the password bookmark for the username and password.

    Library of Congress

    Use this website to find historical images owned by the US Government.  An amazing digital collection.


    Citation Generators

    If you are looking for tools to help you with citations, remember that databases always create the citations for you and should be used first in research.  However, if there are other times that you need citations, here are a couple of options.


    This is a district paid for tool that helps students will all the different aspects of research.  When you register for a new account and use your school user name (turn your user name into an e-mail address - and create a password.

    Citation Maker

    This is a free resource by the Oregon School Library Information System that walks you through creating a citation.

    Citation Machine

    This free resource helps you to create citations.