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Website Resources

Need more help? Visit these websites for research and homework help! These are not databases, and must be cited as internet sources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Health and Science

     Discovery Education - Science
     Science Fair Central
     How Stuff Works
     Live Science

     Quick Math
     Dr. Math

Social Science
     BBC Country Profiles
     Guinness Book of World Records

English and Literature
     Bartleby's Quotations
     Roget's Thesaurus
     IPL: Biographies

Great for homework and research papers!
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You can access these databases at the library or with your library card number. If a pin is required, it is either the last 4 digits of your library card number, or the last 4 digits of your home phone number. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact the library.

    Biography Reference Center

    Containing many of the top-ranking biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    This database offers reference books in an ebook format. Titles include Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations, Encyclopedia of Religions, American Decades, and many more!
    Literary Reference Center Plus

    This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
    MasterFile Premier

    This database provides full-text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Also included is an Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.
    Novelist Plus

    Trying to figure out what to read next? Check out Novelist Plus, which serves up suggestions on author read-alikes, what's next in a series, and recommended reads in your favorite genre!
    Novelist K-8 Plus

    All the same great offerings of Novelist Plus, geared toward a K-8 audience.
    Points of View Reference Center

    Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
    Science Reference Center

    Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, this database contains full text articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.