What are databases? Databases are online collections of  magazine and encyclopedia articles as well as other specialized information. These collections are good sources of reliable information. They cannot be accessed 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.

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, or careers? Click here for access to the full range of databases available through the state.