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School Library System - WSWHE BOCES: Databases

Information and Resources for School Librarians


Database Vendors

Rosen Databases - Regional Purchases from SLS


Rosen's "PowerKnowledge" Science Suite is targeted towards Elementary but may also be useful in the Middle School grades.  Through our State funding, we are able to bring these to all of our districts at no cost to you.  Click on the titles below to link to any of them; once there, you will be able to easily switch between all 3.  Your  school librarian will be able to help you with usernames and passwords.  Ask us how to get Google authentication for these.

Earth and Space Science

Life Science

Physical Science

Click on the image (above) and you'll find everything from Cyberbullying to Staying Safe online to Gaming in this series.  Continually updated, this is an excellent tool to teach students why understanding the internet, social media and more is so important.  Ask your school librarian about usernames and passwords, or about Google authentication.


All content in Teen Health & Wellness is created for teens with their unique concerns and perspective in mind. Information throughout is presented using a sensitive, respectful, and age-appropriate approach. Teen-friendly articles makes complex topics understandable. They also give insight into the teen experience—crucial for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and others who are a part of teens’ lives and support them.


From personal finance and entrepreneurship to market economics and globalization, Financial Literacy makes economics and finance readily comprehensible and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, invest with confidence, plan for retirement, and avoid fraud and scams.

Featured Databases

Starting in 2016-2017, NoodleTools is offered to all of our schools at NO COST!  This is an online tool that helps students track all of their resources citations, holds all of their notes and helps them organize thoughts.  They did some major upgrades to their product this past summer, so make sure you check out any changes if you've used it in the past.

NoodleTools can (and should) be used with Google accounts, if you're a Google school.  There are things that have to be done at the tech level at your school, and with NoodleTools.  If you need help, please contact Karin Howansky.

All school librarians have received the username and password for your school.  It is available to use at 3 levels:  Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  For more information about this product, go to  

NoodleTools has some excellent tutorials for teachers and students who are just starting that include everything from how to set up an account to using it to collaborate with other students and share with their teachers.  You can find these at

If you have any questions, or need additional support, please contact us at  

TeachingBooks is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Please contact us if you need more information, including logging in.  


WSWHE BOCES staff, students, and personnel: check out our new to access our databases!

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Classic 24/7 database access is also available. If you don't have the username and password, contact us at