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Find Articles (Best Places to Start)

  • EbscoHost
    Search multiple subjects at once in this general database.
  • ProQuest
    A large multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text.

Starting Points for Research

  • Access Science
    Access to McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary; biographical information, science and technology news and multi-media content.
  • Business Insights Essentials
    Industry and company profiles as well as journal articles.
  • Research Starters: Business
    A great starting point: search here for an overview of a business topic with suggested articles and books to read for more information.
  • Research Starters: Sociology
    A great starting point: search here for an overview of a social science topic with suggested articles and books to read for more information.

Educational Videos

  • Films on Demand
    Access video content of educational, current events, and news films and documentaries.
    Includes BBC Education films and documentaries, National Geographic Films, Ken Burns documentaries, TED Talks, American Natural History Museum documentaries, The Open University series, History Channel specials, NBC and ABC News specials, PBS Frontline, American Experience, NOVA, and more.

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • Credo Reference
    Credo provides access to over 350 encyclopedias, dictionary's and other reference sources. This is a great place to begin your research.

Online Resources

Almanacs & Factbooks

Writing Help

  • Writers Reference Center 
    Site provides helpful tools to write and research effectively.
    From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, covers the fundamentals of quality writing.


Free and Open Access Resources

  • BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    Comprehensive tool for locating open-access books, journals, dissertations and other scholarly sources available world wide.
  • Berkley Electronic Press
    Search for scholarly articles in open-access (free) digital journals.
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
    Directory of Open Access journals drawing from academic, governmental, commercial and non-profit private sources
  • Hathi Trust
    A digital library, Hathi Trust aims to digitize and make accessible the books of major research libraries.
  • Internet Archive
    You can access textual, video, audio material as well an archive of old websites.
  • ipl2 (Internet Public Library)
    A public service organization; thousands of students and volunteer librarians answer reference questions and develop and maintain collections.

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