On-campus access: Click on the database logo in the left-hand column.
Off-campus: Use the link in the right-hand column and enter the given username/password. One database (JSTOR) requires an individual account for off-campus access.
Reminder: We have purchased access rights to these databases so that students & staff at VCS have the privilege of using these resources from their home computers as well as on campus. Please do not share these passwords with others outside of the VCS family.
CultureGrams (off campus access)
187 up-to-date country reports that include daily life, culture, customs, and lifestyles; also covers the 50 United States. National anthem sound files, recipes, and photos from ProQuest.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
User ID: s5038869
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (off-campus access)
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context (off campus access): Provides topical access to international magazines and newspapers Recommended for National Peace Essay contestants; from Gale.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources):An excellent resource for information, videos, primary sources, case studies, and more in areas such as government regulation, pollution, human health, and alternative energy sources. Off-campus access through OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information System).
Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform.
JSTOR: Search 1000+ academic journals and primary source materials or browse by subject.
Access off campus: You may create your own account or use the school’s default account for off-campus access. To make your own account, while on campus, you must follow this link and then register as directed.
After you are a registered off-campus user, go to www.jstor.org & select “login” at the top of the page and enter your user name and password. If you would prefer to use the school’s default account off-campus, simply go to www.jstor.org and log in with the following:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. This database features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, video, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Off-campus access through OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information System).
Power Search: Contains magazines, journals, newspapers on a wide variety of topics from Gale courtesy of OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information System). Note: There are multiple databases accessible through this link.
U.S History in Context
U.S. History in Context: A complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues, and current information. Here you’ll find journals, magazine, and news articles, primary source material, and encyclopedia entries on a wide range of topics in U.S. history. Off-campus access through OSLIS (Oregon School Library Information System).
World Book Online
World Book Online: encyclopedia for students (off-campus access)