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Did you know there are better ways to research than "Google"? These sites have reviewed articles and are databases of information that are curated by professionals. 

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Academic Search Complete web button

 Searchable database of peer reviewed articles, journals and more

 Looking at specific arguments of topics

Britannica School High web button

Nonfiction Encyclopedia Database

General ANY subject research with reliable information and citing capability, translations, etc.

CQ Researcher

 Reports on a variety of modern issues and topics, including politics, history of issue, and different viewpoints

persuasive essays, taking a side/stance on controversial topics

 Explora for High Schools web button

Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents.

 Biography, history, art, primary sources

Biography Reference Center web button 

 More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies. 


Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints web button

Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.

persuasive essays, taking a side/stance on controversial topics

WebPath Express

curated search engine from Follett with pre-reviewed appropriate websites to visit - like Google, but better filtered

General ANY subject research

Library of Congress

Open access to digital primary and secondary sources

finding images, newspapers, from a specific time period

Literary Reference Center web button

Thousands of short stories and poems, information on authors and literary works, criticisms etc.

 ELA: poems, short stories, authors, some classics

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center web button

Thousands of poems and short stories ELA: poems, short stories, authors, some classics

Points of View Reference Center web button

Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.  persuasive essays, taking a side/stance on controversial topics

Science Reference Center web button

Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.  Science topics

Political Science Complete web button

Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions. Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse.  Poly/Sci students

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