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Databases – Homework Help

 

Title Description Click to Use

Primary Search

Highly-visual, simple search interface for younger users. In-library
From Home

Middle Search Plus

Graphical, topic-focused search on all curriculum areas, with faceted searching and results. In-library
From Home

Literary Reference Center PLUS

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a massive, easily searchable and browseable database of literary criticism, reviews, author biographies and more.  Learn more about your favorite authors and find authoritative literature reviews. In-libraryFrom Home

Learning Express

Do practice tests on a wide variety of skills: SAT, ACT (college prep), civil service, postal, AP tests, general skills, elementary and middle school skills, real estate, and more.

Create a free login, which allows you to stop and start your tests at your convenience and keep a record of what you’ve done, and how you scored.

In-libraryFrom Home

EBSCOHost

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Perhaps our most powerful searching tool for articles of all kinds.

A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics.

Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.

In-library

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Points of View Reference Center

Current Events, Hot Topics, Research Starters for topical papers. In-library
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