Student Resources

The Youth Passion Project

Register for fun and informative virtual classes. The Youth Passion Project (YPP) provides free online courses to younger students given by Scarsdale High School students to both supplement and expand their learning during the extended school closure.

An Interview with Zach Siegel

Zach Siegel, Director of the Youth Passion Project, talks to Wendy Archer ( Adult/YA Services ) about initiating the project with a group of incredibly talented Scarsdale High School Students.
Student Resources

Academic OneFile – A great source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.

Britannica Academic – Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.

Britannica Elementary – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students. Lets students look for people, places and things, watch and learn with videos and animations, and have fun with games and activities.

Britannica High – Encylopedia Britannica for high school students. Helps students get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place and find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.

Britannica Middle – Encyclopedia Britannica for middle school students. Helps students find fast answers and get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places as well as discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.

Britannica Primaria – Geared towards elementary school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

Britannica Secundaria – Geared towards high school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

Business Insights: Essentials – Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports, etc.

Castle Garden Immigration Center – is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892

Consumer Reports – Access to all the ratings, reviews and articles of the magazine, plus frequent updates and a convenient Shop Online feature. Limited to Scarsdale cardholders. – provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes’s independent product evaluations, test results for selected products and Approved Products from’s Quality Certification Program, product recalls, and safety warnings. A science-based encyclopedia of natural products is also provided, including a drug-interaction database. Note: This database is only accessible in the library. at Home

CQ ResearcherLimited to Scarsdale Cardholders. CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. The reports are written by journalists, footnoted and fact-checked.

Directory of Open Access Journals – A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Educator’s Reference Complete – A collection of more than 1,100 peridiocals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator–from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate an graduate level. Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty–such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.

Essential Online Health Information for Older Adults – This publication provides guidance for older adults on navigating essential online tools to research health topis and evaluate and manage health services. In addition to demonstrating how each resource can be accessed and used, there are tips on internet privacy and general web searching. This publication is offered in conjunction with a series of public presenetations launched at Westchester County’s Senior Law Day, October 2018. Supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Google News Archive – Search and explore information from historical archives dating back over 200 years. For a quick how-to on using Google News Archive see this post on the Free Technology for Teachers blog.

Health Reference Center Academic – Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.

Informe Académico – Meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material–not simply translations of English-language materials–on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.

Infotrac Newsstand (Gale) – Full-text newspaper database has several NY newspapers, including the NY Times from 1985-Present, as well as over fifty national and international newspapers. Click here for a title list. (Full-text)

JSTOR – A full text-archive of scholarly journals. Limited to Scarsdale Cardholders.

Gale in Context: Elementary – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students.

Local History Photographs – Digitized photographs from our local history collection on stored on flickr.

Local History Photographs at – A collection of images from two sources: digitized from slides collected by the local photographer Harold Haliday Costain; photographs by local photographer Elizabeth Arey. Check back often as more images are being added.

Mergent Archives – Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of more than a century’s worth of global corporate and industry related documents. This collection contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries. Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy-to-navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs. Home Access.

Mergent Intellect – Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Home Access.

Mergent Online – This state-of-the-art product provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with the latest in features and functions. Home Access.

The Merck Manuals – Offering both the Professional and Consumer versions, The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

National Newspaper Index – Indexes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

New York Times (1985 – current) – Available through General OneFile.

NoveList – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8, NoveList K-8 Plus provides reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.

NYS Newspapers – Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance. (Full-text)

Oxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. This database has been made possible thanks to the Bridging Cultures Grant. Please note: Home access is not available.

Press Reader – Delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss and share. Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print. Home Access.

Research In Context – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Scarsdale Inquirer Digitized Collection – The Scarsdale Library and the Scarsdale Historical Society have joined forces to digitize the Library’s collection of the Scarsdale Inquirer. Digitization began with issues from 1901 and will eventually go through 1936. The digitized collection is full text and fully searchable. (Full-text)

Scholastic Go – Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!®offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Secrets of the Sequences: Video series on the Life Sciences – With initial funding from the Pfizer Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, VCU has assembled 50 of the best videos from the public television series, “Secrets of the Sequence” to assist teachers in the application of genetic research across the biology curriculum. Funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has allowed for the creation of additional videos, which are also included on this site.

X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials – More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures. Versiones en español de este contenido también están disponibles aquí.

The Youth Passion Project   Learn about a group of high school students who are making the absolute best of these challenging times. Register for fun and informative virtual classes. The Youth Passion Project (YPP) provides free online courses to younger students given by Scarsdale High School students to both supplement and expand their learning during the extended school closure.