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Welcome to the Rainbow District School Board Research Portal!  Browse through all the databases below, or chose from one of the tabs listed above.  If you need help searching, check the resource tab for how-to guides and tutorials, or ask at your library.


Academic OneFile

Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines

Academic OneFile Select

Scholarly journals and periodicals across academic disciplines.

Archives Unbound

Subject-specific collections support multidisciplinary research and targeted needs.

Books & Authors

Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun.


Articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields


Multimedia reference content from a Canadian perspective, updated daily.

Communications and Mass Media

Articles on advertising and public relations, linguistics, and related fields

Contemporary Authors

149,000 biographies include contact information, biographical/critical sources, and more.

Criminal Justice

Articles on law, law enforcement, security, terrorism, and more

Culinary Arts

Recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information, and more

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Biographical and critical literary essays cover all eras and genres.

Diversity Studies

Articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more


Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education


Learn about animals, plants, music, science, sports, and more.


Full-text insights, tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.

Environmental Studies

Multimedia coverage of environmental issues, including health care and climate change.

Fine Arts

Articles art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields

Gale Health and Wellness

Health-focused magazines, reference, video, and more.

Gale Literary Index

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and review ...

Gale Literature

Literary content integrates with subject indexing for a full research experience.

Gale Primary Sources

A groundbreaking environment integrates digital collections for innovative research.

Gale eBooks

Enjoy unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

Gender Studies

Articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health, and more

General OneFile

Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events

Health and Medicine

Find reliable information on fitness, pregnancy, nutrition and much more.

High School Edition

Information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more

Hospitality and Tourism

Articles on the hospitality and tourism fields, plus travel guides and more

InfoTrac Diversity Studies eCollection

A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explo ...

InfoTrac Educators eCollection

Perfect for educating future teachers and administrators, this set covers the latest techn ...

InfoTrac General Science eCollection

A custom collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information neede ...

InfoTrac Information Science & Technology eCollection

Comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, this collection provides c ...

InfoTrac Pop Culture eCollection

This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, histor ...

InfoTrac World History eCollection

This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought ...

Infotrac Environmental Issues & Policy eBooks

Environmental Issues & Policy eBooks

Infotrac GLBT Life and Issues eBooks

GLBT Life and Issues eBooks

Infotrac Garden, Landscape & Horticulture eBooks

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture eBooks

Infotrac General Science eBooks

General Science eBooks

Infotrac Information Science & Technology eBooks

Information Science & Technology eBooks

Infotrac Insurance & Liability eBooks

Insurance & Liability eBooks

Infotrac Vocation & Careers eBooks

Vocation & Careers eBooks


Covers U.S. cases, laws, regulations and legal practice, plus international law.

Literature Criticism

The largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary.

Literature Resource Center

Biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines

Middle School

Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers


Regional, national, and world newspapers

Ontario Newspapers

A collection of newspapers published in Ontario.

Pop Culture Studies

Articles on popular culture analysis and more

Popular Magazines

The most popular and current magazines available from all of the Gale resources


Articles on personality, the human mind, memory, and more

Religion and Philosophy

Articles on world religions, philosophies, and related fields

Religion and Philosophy Collection

This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they ...


Academic articles, videos, experiments, and more

Vocations and Careers

Articles on job searching, building a career, and more

World History

Well-rounded coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.