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The Awty International School subscribes to many databases to facilitate student research. Information on each database can be found below. For user names and passwords for the databases, please see a librarian.


Britannica Online
Students can access the full text of Encyclopedia_Britannica online. Brittanica is a comprehensive reference work on nearly any topic students can think of and should often be the first place students look when working on a project. In addition, Britannica has multimedia files on many topics and has external links which can be very helpful for further research. Encyclopedia Britannica can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

EBSCO Databases
EBSCO databasesare University-level resources and include Academic Search Complete, Environment Complete, and Vente et Gestion.

Enciclopedia Universal en Español
With over 47,000 articles plus 8,300 photos and images, Enciclopedia_Universal en Español is the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. This resource can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

Encyclopaedia Universalis
Children from Primary School and older will find this online encyclopedia informative and engaging.  Comprising tens of thousands of articles in French, Encyclopaedia Universalis is a one-stop reference tool.

Facts on File
Facts_on_File contains many databases focusing on History, Geography, Science, and Literature. Articles, maps, and information sheets are made available to students to read and print. Of particular interest is the comprehensive information on countries and other geographical regions. Facts on File can be accessed by any computer with an internet connection.

ImageQuest contains the best education images all in one place and gives students access to approximately three million rights-cleared images from some of the best collections in the world.

Global Reference Center
Global Reference Center contains Encyclopaedia Britannica in many different languages, like Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, with thousands of articles written exclusively in these languages.

Questia is an online library made available to I.B. students in 11th grade, 12th grade, and OIB students in 1ere and Tle. Questia contains the full text of nearly 100,000 books and journal articles. Questia makes it easy for students to highlight text, cite sources, and generate a bibliography. As each student has their own account, Questia keeps track of exactly what students work on. Questia can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.


Diana Armentor
Head Librarian

Lucas Anderson
Librarian - Sarofim Library

Jessica Holland
Librarian - Sarofim Library

Celine Poirier
Librarian - Lower School Library

Ludmilla Jourdeuil 
Lower School Library Assistant

Christelle Zaharatos
Librarian - Pre-School Library


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