Library Research Databases

Biography

Biography in Context

  • Includes full-text articles and photographs

Books & Literature

InfoTrac OneFile

  • (For book reviews, include phrase “book review” in keyword search) Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Student Resources in Context

  • Use Literature search for information on books and authors.

Encyclopedias

Grolier Online ((Access Grolier from home)

  •  Search all Grolier resources at once from this starting page..

Encyclopedia Americana (Access EA from home)

  • This general encyclopedia may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Access GME from home)

  • Includes articles, pictures, maps and animations. It also offers timelines, suggestions for research topics and quizzes

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Access Cumbre from home)

  • A resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners, featuring current news, an encyclopedia, timelines and an atlas.

Lands and Peoples (Access L&P from home)

  • A resource for students with information on countries, cultures, maps, and current events.

General Student Resources

Student Resources in Context

  • Full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

  •  Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Includes statistics.

The New Book of Popular Science (Access NBoPS from home)

  • Includes a science encyclopedia, science fair projects and biographies of scientists.

History & Genealogy

Student Resources in Context

  • Use the U.S. History or World History topic buttons to browse for historical information.

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Access World News

  • The world’s largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.

InfoTrac OneFile

  • A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal articles on a wide range of topics.

Primary Resources

Access World News

  • Has  full-text newspaper database going back to 1903 from thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.

Student Resources in Context

  • Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

  • Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.

Newsstand

  • Web-based full-text newspaper articles from all over the world.

Spanish / Español

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Access Cumbre from home)

  • Es un recurso para hispano hablantes y estudiantes del español que incluye las noticias al día, una enciclopedia, los calendarios y un atlas. También incluye una “aula de español” con lecturas, recetas y vocabulario.

Informe

  • Una colección de revistas latinas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
  • Informe is a collection of current full text articles covering business, health, technological and cultural events and issues from Spanish-language magazines.

Noticias en Español.

  • Artículos sobre eventos y temas sociales, económicos, gubernativos, culturales y deportivos. También cubren temas sobre la ciencia, la ecología, la salud y los negocios. Los artículos cubren eventos y temas de actualidad en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el mundo. El producto es proveído en español.

Statistics

InfoTrac OneFile

  • A one-stop source for full-text news, magazine, and academic journal articles. Updated daily. (In keyword search include phrase “Statistical Data Included”)

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

  • Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Once you find your topic you can click on the Statistics button located to the right of the Main article.

 

Research Help:

Citation Machine

  • Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, & Chicago styles.

High School Ace  

  •  A compilation of free academic resources, educational quizzes, and interesting stuff.

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students

  • This site covers everything you would want to know about how to write a paper.

Using MLA style

  • For citations and quotations, includes examples of how to cite a webpage or email, from Purdue University

Homework Help Links from LA Public Library

  • Topics are listed on the left; scroll down half way for each page to see extensive website lists
Homework Websites by Topic from Multnomah County Library
  • Extensive list of research websites listed by topic

Ipl2 for Teens: information you can trust

  • From the merged collections of Internet Public Library (IPL) and Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) formatted especially for teens; including “Frequently Asked Embarrassing Questions” link

Do Your Homework from Hennepin County Library

  • Research Websites for Teens listed by Topic