Take this interactive tutorial to learn about various aspects of the research process. You can select specific modules to help with your individual needs. The five modules are: (1) Selecting a Topic, (2) Finding Sources, (3) Selecting Keywords, (4) Identifying Citations, and (5) Evaluating Sources.
Gale Power Search
This multi-subject search tool gives you access to over 40 databases at one time. It is an excellent resource for finding a topic, researching hard to find topics, and discovering how much information has been published on a topic. It provides scholarly and general interest articles in all subject areas.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
This database offers access to four encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, photographs and videos. It is helpful for general reference, biographies, reviewed weblinks, and topic overviews.
Britannica Image Quest
This database offers 3 million rights-cleared images from more than 45 of the best photography collections in the world, including The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and other leading names.
This database offers access to six encyclopedias including one Spanish language encyclopedia, hundreds of newspaper articles, photographs, videos, reviewed weblinks, atlases and interactive maps.
World Book Online
A multi-use general reference encyclopedia that offers illustrations, video clips, 3D panoramic views, timelines, and audio files. It is particularly strong for scientific, technical and medical topics.
U.S. History in Context
From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, this database lets you investigate the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.
American History Online
This database offers 500 years of political, military, social and cultural history in the Americas. Resources included biographies, newsreel videos, time period outlines, photographs, maps and charts, and primary source documents.
Pop Culture Universe
This database covers major events and trends in pop culture in America and in the world since 1900. Hundreds of photos illustrate all aspects of popular culture.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This database covers social. political, environmental and health issues. It offers multiple perspectives on issues in the news. A great resource for debates, papers or projects that require students to take a stand on a controversial topic.