Do you need to find an a newspaper, magazine, or journal article about a specific topic? Do you need an encyclopedia article about an animal, a person, or a place?
One of these many research databases will be able to help youl Click the images below to be taken to the database of your choice. Remember that you will need the user name and passwords (found on the attachment in the Library Resources box) to access these from home!
Encyclopedia Britannica is a great first step for research about people, places and things. Basic research about animals, science terms, and theories can be done here, too.
WorldBook Online is another great encyclopedia for basic research about people, places, and things, animals, and scientific theories and terms.
Culturegrams is for your Geography and Social Studies projects. The U.S. States and Countries of the World are given in-depth treatment here. The information includes facts such as population, dates of independence, current leaders, and culture, plus much more.
SIRS Discoverer is a great source of basic magazine articles about various topics, esepcially current events. SIRS Discoverer articles are targeted for middle school and below, so the articles are easy to read.
The Student Resource Center Jr. has access to dozens of magazines, newspapers and journals. These articles range from very basic to very complicated, so choose carefully. The Resource Center also has information from dozens of specialized encyclopedias, so if you are researching an endangered animal, or a famous person, try this one.
EBSCO Host offers the student research center, which is a database giving access to magazine and journal articles, which range from simple to complex. Also hosted here is Novelist - a great database for people who love to read! Look up book topics, reviews, and recommendations here. You can also access Flipster Digital Magazines via Ebsco Host.