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Research Tools

The research process can be challenging and even intimidating:  With the right tools, guidance, and access to authoritative resources, students can be confident in their research.  Checking sources, asking the right questions, digging below the surface, and respecting ownership of information are strategies for success.  

GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn't available through free search engines or Web directories.  Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals.  Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text.  Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.
Student Resources in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects.  The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Gale Literature Resources
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
SIRS Knowledge Source provides access to the latest pro/con issues as well as a wide variety of social issues.
World Book
The advanced option provides thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship.  Contains up-to -the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.