Welcome to the Research Page



On this page you will find links to a variety of databases for you to use to do your best research for a project.  Basic High School and Clark County School District subscribe to a variety of databases that will provide you with both primary and secondary sources for your research topics.  Select the link to the database that best serves your pupose. 

** As a student of CCSD & Basic HS you can access a majority of these databases from home, but you will need to get the user I.D. and passwords from Mr. Drum in the library.


Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover is a part of the library's software management system.  As a student or staff member you can log into Destiny Discover by using the link below to access not only the library's ebook collection where you can check out electronic books we have in the collection from at school or home, but can do live searches on topics you might be doing research on and access a wide variety of electronic databases that you might normally not have access to through the databases below.  When you go to the log in page find Nevada in the state drop down menu and they type Basic in the search window and select Basic Academy, and then click to go and it will take you to the log in page.  If you are a student your log-in as follows:  Your user name is your student I.D. number.  Your password is your given first name. (DO NOT USE A NICKNAME - use your full name.)  If you are member of the staff you will use your A.D. credentials to log in just like you would to get on a computer in the school.  This will also work for staff members from home.  If you're interested is exploring or using this new resource click on the link below and it will take you to the Destiny Discover log in page.  If you are having problems or have questions see Mr. Drum, the librarian.

Destiny Discover






Focuses on history and social studies resources for the scholar, student, teacher, and librarian in universities and secondary schools.

Cultural & geographical information for countries, cultures, states and provinces around the world.

EBSCO provides access to magazines, periodicals and print media for research.

Click on the "Student Research Center" to access hundreds of magazine articles relating to your topic.

LearningExpress Library provides comprehensive test preparation, skills improvement resources, and career guidance.

Grolier's Encyclopedia provides general facts and information about a variety of nonfiction topics.

Opposing Viewpoints provides you with both the pros and cons of an issue you are researching.

ProCon.org promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting research on controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro & con format.

Search over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites related to Science topics.

Additional Databases for Research and Information

Reference for Businesses is a comprehensive Encyclopedia of Businesses.

Biology Reference will answer all of your Biology questions.

Book Rag provides information about books and how to w rite books.

Chemistry Explained provides answers about Chemistry.

Research food and recipes from other countries.

Learn how stuff works and is made.

The ultimate guide to U.S. politics & elections ... since 1997

The material presented on Salem Health is intended for broad informational and educational purposes.

Salem Literature provides you access to a variety of literature, critical and author information and is presented in traditional, printed form and online.

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Green’s Dictionary of Slang is the largest historical dictionary of English slang. Written by Jonathon Green over 17 years from 1993, it reached the printed page in 2010 in a three-volume set containing nearly 100,000 entries supported by over 400,000 citations from c. ad 1000 to the present day. The main focus of the dictionary is the coverage of over 500 years of slang from c. 1500 onwards.