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We all know it's tempting to just "Google" any topics we need to research, and while Google and other sites like Wikipedia do offer valid information, for serious research you need to dig deeper. This page is your access to GALILEO and other databases that provide your ticket to scholarly journals along with full-text articles, magazines, encyclopedias and other resources to help take your research beyond Google.
These are good resources for general research in all subject areas.
If you need to access these outside of school, make sure to get the password from the media center!
Academic Search Complete
Advanced Placement Source - is designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses. It contains more than 5700 full-text journals and over 300,000 photos, maps and flags.
MAS Ultra - general database created for a high school audience. It provides the full text of over 500 popular magazines as well as biographies and primary source documents. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It also includes thousands of images, maps, and flags.
Newspaper Source - provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Toronto Star. Also contains selective full text for 375 regional U.S. newspapers.
Student Research Center - through the Student Research Center, users can pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search.
TOPICsearch - a current events database covering social, political, and economic issues as well as scientific discoveries and other popular topics.
More Research Tools
The Library of Congress - This is not just a building in Washington, D.C. There are millions of digital resources on the website, from sound recordings from the early 19th century, maps, manuscripts, images and photographs from American history, old film recordings and much more!
Bartleby - Impress your Language Arts teachers with quotes and definitions from this reference tool! The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse!
MLA Literary Research Guide - The Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.
Subject Specific Research
These databases, also from GALILEO, will help you find information on specific subjects and content areas. Be sure to get the password from the media center if you are using these outside of school.
Arts of the United States - contains over 4000 images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States.
Biology: The eSkeletons Project - digitized images and animations of human and primate skeletons for the study of comparative anatomy.
Periodic Table Live! - allows students to explore information about the elements, their reactions, their properties, their structures, and their histories. Part of a a collection from the National Science Digital Library.
National Science Digital Library - provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science,technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Virtual Chemistry Lab - provides scenario-based learning activities for in-class or homework assignments for students.
Literary Reference Center - a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
The Math Forum - a collection of activities, puzzles, games, weekly challenges, and other resources for mathematics students.
Wolfram Functions Site - provides formulas and visualizations of mathematical functions.
History, Geography, Social Studies
Annals of American History - includes the full text of primary documents in American history, including historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions, and cultural criticism.
Civil Rights Digital Library - .promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights Movement through a digital video archive and a virtual library.