General Project Websites

For passwords to the following sites, please see your Student Handbook.

Buffalo Library


GALE Data Base

  • Used ID: nysl_we_stmaryhs


Facts on File

  • Curriculum Video on Demand
  • Online Database
    • Username: stmhs
    • Password: trial

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Library Databases

Provided through EdCo (Education Collaborative of Western New York)

Company: Infobase

Database: Bloom’s Literature

Description: Based on Facts on Files' extensive print literature collection, Bloom's Literary Reference Online examines the lives and works of great writers throughout history. It contains information on thousands of authors and their works, as well as thirty-five thousand characters, an extensive glossary, and more.


Username: stmaryhs
Password: lancers


Company: EBSCO

Database(s): Science Reference Center, History Reference Center

Description: Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Centerand History Reference Center are valuable sources for a multitude of full-text, science-oriented and history-oriented content.


Username: 142smhs

Password: 142smhs


Company: Gale

Database: Science in Context

Description: Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.


Username: empirelink

Password: empirelink


Database: Student Resources in Context

Description: Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national, state, and Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for students. This unique database provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. 


Username: empirelink

Password: empirelink


Database: Global Issues in Context

Description: Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues In Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.


Username: empirelink

Password: empirelink

Social Justice Project Websites:


  • Go to Library
  • Choose Publications
  • Choose the World Factbook
  • Choose the country from the drop down menu

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Dictionary of Occupational Titles & Occupational Information Network

Skills Search


  • Arts & Humanities through the Ages
  • World Religions Reference library
  • Literary Themes for Students