What are databases? Databases are online collections of magazine and encyclopedia articles as well as other specialized information. These collections are solid sources of reliable information. They cannot be found through Google searching.

Where do they come from? Most of these databases are provided through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Pike pays for access to additional databases that support our curriculum. 

Important Notes


Passwords are needed for home access to CultureGrams and Kids Discover (available on the passkey page or through Google Classroom). 

Pike students who live outside Massachusetts will need additional information to use some databases at home. Visit the passkey page to learn more.

Need more specialized information for topics like health care, education, test prep, or careers? Click here for access to the full range of databases available through the state.