Research Databases

Explore The Day

The Day

We are pleased to welcome you to a community of schools across the world that are bringing thought-provoking current affairs to younger readers. We believe that the service can revolutionise form time, transform lessons across the curriculum and actively engage students with the world around them. The Day also provides schools with a framework to help meet whole school requirements such as the provision for SMSC and Literacy.


Make: Magazine brings you fun projects that inspire a do-it-yourself mindset and help you make the most of technology.

Explore Makezine

Explore Issues Online


Issues and Issues Today are used primarily by librarians and teachers to help their students gain a better understanding of the world around them and the issues which affect their lives.

Issues Online is a full web based resource enhancing and supplementing the subject areas and topics used in the Issues and Issues Today publications.

The Economist

The Economist - your essential global briefing on business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts.

Explore The Economist

Active History

Active History provides educational, award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for the history classroom. All resources have been designed by full-time history teacher Russel Tarr.

Explore Active History

Explore First News

First News

First News is a fun and vibrant newspaper to keep children up to date with news and interesting stories from the UK and around the world. Plus, each week there's loads to keep children entertained: puzzles, competitions, crazy but true stories, celebrity interviews, sport and much more.

Explore New Scientist

New Scientist

Since 1956, New Scientist magazine has been keeping the world up to date with science and technology news, ideas and innovations. From the deep mysteries of the universe to the latest breakthroughs in technology and the wonders of nature, a New Scientist subscription is for everyone who thinks science is cool and you have access to it from our library.

National Geographic

National Geographic has delivered incredible photography, astonishing science news, and inspiring travel stories for over 125 years. Our library has it available in both print and digital editions.

Explore National Geographic

Explore Questia School

How to access
Username: Your email address.

For example:
Password: First part of your email.
For example: amarquez

Questia School

Questia School is an online database and research tool designed for Diploma and upper year MYP students. This database allows students to browse thousands of digital titles and gives full access to a range of Academic Journals, Newspapers, Magazine Articles, Encyclopedias, and over 78,000 full text digital books. Students are able to create folders to save articles, quotes, and highlighted information for each of their projects. Also available is a one click citation function which is a favorite among students. Video tutorials and quizzes are available for students who are looking to improve their research and writing skills.

Explore Britannica School

How to access
At school:
You don't need a password to access from the school.

At home:
When you click the link, you’ll be prompted to add a login:
Your ID number is in the following format: DS + Surname

It doesn’t matter if it’s uppercase or lowercase (or a combination).

Britannica School

Britannica School is an online encyclopedia program designed for both MYP and Diploma students. The website is differentiated into three levels for students of all abilities. Students can access encyclopedic definitions, articles, video content, pictures, approved web links and much more. Content can also be translated to many different languages or read aloud for language learners or those who prefer audio. Students, teachers and parents can rest assured that the information found on this site is safe, current and accurate as the site is constantly updated and edited by leading content experts.

Explore Linguascope


Linguascope is a linguistic program aimed toward MYP students. This program offers support for students learning English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. Students are able to build vocabulary, practice grammar and play games through an interactive interface that is accessible to students of all ages and mixed ability. Linguascope offers four levels of difficulty to differentiate materials based on level of knowledge.

Contact Mrs Marquez for your login details.