Rocky Hill MS Media Center

Online Services

All online services passwords can be found on Edline under Media Center (right side)
The passwords are given to Rocky Hill Students and Staff only and will not appear on this web site. Please contact the RHMS Media Center or log into the Media Center Google Classroom if you need a password.

|e-Books| |Student Resources| |Teacher Resources|


eBooks from Capstone and Rosen (see teacher for username/password)
Includes the following titles:

  • World Studies: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Empires, Crusaders, and Invasions Through the Middle Ages, Feudalism in Medieval Europe, First Peoples of the Americas and the European Age of Exploration, Persia, the Rise of Islam and the Holy Roman Empire, The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, The Fall of Rome and Rise of Constantinople
  • Science: The Basics of Atoms and Molecules, The Basics of Chemical Reactions, The Basics of Chemistry, The Basics of States of Matter
  • Health: The Truth about Amphetamines and Stimulants, The Truth about Barbiturates, The Truth about Cocaine, The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, The Truth about Inhalants, The Truth about LSD and Hallucinogens, The Truth about Marijuana, The Truth about Methamphetamines and Crystal Meth, The Truth about Oxycodone and Other Narcotics, The Truth about PCP, The Truth about Prescription Drugs, The Truth about Steroids

Interactive eBooks (see teacher for username/password)
Includes the following titles:

  • World Studies: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Ancient Egyptian Daily Life, Ancient Egyptian Economy, Ancient Egyptian Geography, Ancient Egyptian Government, Ancient Egyptian Technology

SORA (ebooks and audiobook checkouts)

Student Resources

Online Picture Resources:

Ancient and Medieval History Online Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire—from prehistory to the 1500s.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
A database collection of auto repair information


Information on countries of the world

Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming)

Articles and images, including magazines, newspapers, and books

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Annals of American History
Includes a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action, the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Online Academic Edition 
The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Online Japan
Britannica Online Japan offers quick access to reliable, comprehensive information, with more than 150,000 articles and 30,000 images.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Universalis (French)
The entire Encyclopaedia Universalis is available online in French.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Universalis Junior (French)
Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology in French.

 Encyclopaedia Britannica: School
Links to 4 levels of academic encyclopedias that are easy to use. (For Country Research: World Atlas & Compare Countries)

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Escolar Online
Escolar Online is the Britannica School encyclopedia in Spanish. Find articles on a variety of topics written in Spanish..

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Enciclopedia Moderna
Enciclopedia Moderna is a Spanish language encyclopedia that has many articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.

Explora Primary Schools
This searchable encyclopedia and dictionary site is designed for elementary and middle school students. It includes images, articles and definitions. It also has a teacher resource section.

Explora Secondary Schools
Designed for middle and high school students, this searchable database provides coverage of current events, primary source documents, and film and video from books, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and government reports. It has a teacher resource sections as well.

FactCite American History
More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American History. Includes American Indians, eras in American history, and comprehensive section on U.S. states.

FactCite Countries and Cultures 
This database has comprehensive coverage of the countries of the world, illustrated.

FactCite Defining Moments in US History
This resource explores the historical context and consequences of 30 defining moments in United States history, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, the Great War and the Jazz Age and the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

FactCite Shapers of Society 
This resource provides biographies of 101 people who influenced the progress of civilization.

FactCite Sports Champions
 This database presents illustrated biographies of 700+ sports champions, past and present, who competed in 50 sports.

FactCite World Biography
 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

Gale Ebooks
Ebooks including science, history, and health titles

History Reference Center (EBSCO) The database includes more than 300 reference books and encyclopedias; 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies; and more than 100,000 images and historical maps.

Hobbies & Crafts
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO) provides detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO) features full-text content from leading home improvement books and magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and how-to videos of popular home repair projects.

Image Quest (Britannica)
ImageQuest provides access to more than two million images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use

MasterFile (EBSCO) Premier
A database that contains full texts of over 1,700 general periodicals that cover a wide range of topics

MOCO Public Libraries
MCPL A-Z Databases has magazine articles, encyclopedias and eBooks to support your research needs. 

Comprises an online bibliography (works cited), composer, and note-taking tool. The student inputs the information necessary and prints out the bibliography. Students also can take notes online using this service. First time users click “Create a Personal ID” to make an account. Reactivate with login and password to left.

Allows you to check out ebooks and audio books. Select: Montgomery County Public Schools and then log in with your computer login (ID and computer password)

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
Includes science periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, essays, biographies, animations, images and videos.

Scienceflix includes videos, articles, images, and eBooks on a variety of science topics

SIRS (use all SIRS databases in CHROME)
These databases cover the decades of the 20th century, full text articles and images from international newspapers, magazines, and government documents, and websites as well as research material on controversial topics, current arts/humanities perspectives and interactive books on US citizenship.

SIRS Researcher
This database contains articles on many of today's controversial topics

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines.

Includes interviews with popular authors for kids as well as links to outside web pages about books and authors.

Tumblebooks Library
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

U.S. History in Context
Includes collections of US primary and secondary resources as well as country and era overviews, full-text periodicals, audio and video clips of historic speeches, and much more.

Washington Post

Webster’s Dictionary (EB) 
A dictionary without the ads!

World Book includes:

  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Students
  • Living Green
  • Early Peoples
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Teacher Resources 

 Directions for EBSCO, SAGE and TAYLOR AND FRANCIS: Click on the link below-Click on MCPS tab-Click Search Button-Click on Hello, Guests and enter your Outlook username and password-begin searching


 Explora Educator's Edition

EBSCO Teacher Reference Center


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