Research

Databases

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In order to keep our library systems’ services “fresh” and responsive to our communities’ needs, we regularly review use and relevance of all resources we have been providing our public.

Due to the decrease in overall use of some of our online databases, a number of them have been removed.  New ones are being considered all the time, and will be added as our budget allows.

Please keep referring to our online database page for new items.



Academic One File (This database is no longer available effective 6/23/2014)

Newsbank The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Something About the Author provides comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Student Resources in Context (This database is no longer available effective 6/23/2014)

Worldbook Encyclopedia This magnum opus is made up of three distinct sections: World Book Online Reference Center (25,000 encyclopedia articles plus thousands of additional reference articles, technology tutorials, photographs, maps, videos, animations, and audio clips), World Book Online Info Finder (with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, biographies, multimedia collections, geography resource guides, web links, and research tools.

 

Websites

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Google Books  provides a way to view the full text of research books that are out of copyright, in public domain or permitted by the publisher.

 

Citation Help

Citation Fox has an online style guide for APA, MLA and Chicago citation formats. Includes links to citation generating sites and gives helpful tips on when and why to cite a resource. (Permission—OK to link)

Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab offers style guides for APA, MLA and Chicago citation formats, and includes advice on research and general writing tips.

 

Website Evaluation

Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab Evaluating Sources has information to assist with critical evaluation of both print and internet resources.

 

Social Media

American Library Association YALSA Brochure on Social Media