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Research Databases

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See links to individual Ebsco databases below.

 

SIRS Student Researcher

Issues, Government & Humanities databases

Intro to SIRS interactive short video

SALEM PRESS

Literature, History, Careers & Business 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Novels for Students

Literature and Its Times

Shakespeare for Students

Elizabethan World

Renaissance and Reformation

Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Great Depression

World Religions

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Author biography,Literary criticism

Movements & eras,Full length films & clips

 

Classroom Video

 

Turning Points in American History (trial)

World Geography and Cultures (trial)

same user name and password as Bloom's

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Access all e-books through the library catalog with same user name and password!

ABC- CLIO free trial 

American History, World History, and more

FREE TRIAL passwords available in library

 

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 same user name & password as EBSCO HOST

 

 Ebsco History e-books   FREE TRIAL passwords available in library

 

DELANEY e-books for English Language Learners

 
 

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Several reading levels, and a Spanish language encyclopedia.

 

Research Databases - pick up a passwords bookmark in the library

EBSCO home page

EBSCO Literary

EBSCO History

EBSCO e-books

EBSCO Point of View

 Search Other Databases

to access ERIC, Health, Topic Search, Professional, Newspaper, and more

SIRS

Worldbook Online Encyclopedias

Advanced, Student, Kids, Espanol and Discovery encyclopedias

Bloom's Literary Database

Classroom Streaming Video

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Salem Press

Literature, History, and Careers/Business

 

*Need help? watch the database tutorials below,

or ask a librarian!

 

Access Riverside County Web Select and Databases with your library card,

including Gale Literature Center and more. Look up your novel or author in the Gale Literary Index first.

*Need help? Call the Grace Mellman Library Reference desk at 951-296-3893.

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DATABASES

MLA citations from databases

From EBSCO databases (EBSCO, Literary Reference, and History Reference):

Link to full-text article (not abstract), hit PRINT.

Choose "Citation Format", then use drop down menu and select MLA

Hit PRINT again -- but don't actually print

The MLA formatted citation will be near the top of the page under Works Cited; cut and paste

From SIRS: from full-text article, click on Citation link in "Go To" box (right side of page)

From World Book: From full-text article, click on Citation Information link on left side

From Bloom's: cut and paste Citation Information and re-format (see article above)

Database Tutorials

Research Tools

What is a scholarly article?

Great examples of Scholarly, Popular, and Trade magazines and journals from the William B. Hannon Library.

Why use a database?

(4:18), a short video from ProQuest SIRS about a student who learns that a database can be a much more helpful resource than the internet for school projects.

PRIMARY DOCUMENTS

Explore PRIMARY DOCUMENTS on this excellent wiki by Connie Williams,

PrimaryDocs4School.

What are primary documents? According to the Princeton University:

  "..a document or physical object which was written or created during the

time under study.

These sources were present during an experience or time period

and offer an inside view of a particular event." 

Other primary sources can be found at:

Library of Congress (for example, this American Memory Collection)

CALISPHERE

 

Database Tips

PICK UP THE PASSWORDS BOOKMARK IN THE CHS LIBRARY.

BLOOM'S LITERARY REFERENCE is an extensive virtual library of great writer's lives and works, with author biographies, literary criticism, overviews and synopses, topics and themes, timelines, characters, and an image and video library, plus commentary by Harold Bloom on the western literature "canon."

EBSCO is a periodical aggregator. It has scholarly journals, reference, biography, primary sources, and government documents. Create a folder to collect your resources as your research.

Literary Reference Center is an EBSCO resource (same user name and password); browse by author or works for best results.

History Reference Center is an EBSCO resource (same user name and password); organized chronologically by eras.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY e-book reference such as Novels for Students, Literature and Its Times, decades and more.

SALEM History gives access to some of our decades reference works, fully searchable.

SALEM Literature has the full content of Magill's Literary reference base, fully searchable.

SIRS has editorially selected resources for student research. Over 100 web pages on controversial topics, linking to pro and con articles.

World Book Online Encyclopedias : Advanced (high school, College), Student (easier reading), Spanish language (Hallazagos).

Classroom Streaming Video is a resource for CHS teachers and students (same password as Bloom's).