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Subscription Databases

Welcome to the big list of research resources. Good luck on your project.  
Below the big list, look for descriptions of the databases, etc. 
 

Using databases at home? See FAQ below.

Big List of Databases:

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

DATABASES     

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  Library Catalogs / Find a book 
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A classic way to start your research. 

  >JM Library Catalog
Find out what books we have 
here at JM.
               
  MNLink 
  (search all MN libraries)

Find books statewide
 > Rochester Public Library
 
Search RPL's downtown public library.
  Amazon.com  
   Check for the newest books on your topic     or to see if there any books out there at all.
   > Search 100+ SELCO Libraries Connected to JM.
Search for books which may be be sent to you at JM.

Read e-books with Overdrive and Rochester Public Library (need a RPL card) 

   > Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
 
   Tumblebooks - ebooks for kids
  Find Your Next Book - Need to find similar books?   
   Here are some resources to find your next book, or similar book resources.






  Online Encyclopedia -
Great for searching a variety of topics and learning the basics.
 
 
     Britannica School 
    - Great for general research.  
   Pick your level of information to start.
 
 
 World Book Advanced - Great for general research
    Encyclopedia.com - Free Online Source (GALE)
   Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - 
  World Book En Español

 MNOpedia - A Minnesota Encyclopedia 

 


Databases sorted by type
                            (from general / multi-purpose to topic specific)


                 
 
 
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General Search Databases -  Great for searching a variety of topics 
Search a wide topic range (like encyclopedia), but results may include academic journals articles, books, magazine and news articles, primary data and other encyclopedia articles and more.
        
Student Resources In Context - 
Search across topics. Results from magazines, newspapers, books and more.
 

 


explora TEENS - Search covers a variety of topics with results from books, magazines, journals and more.  

explora KIDS - Search covers a variety of topics with results from books, magazines, journals and more.  

 

 Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. 

 
  GALE: Expanded Academic ASAP: Thousands of scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.  This GALE search focuses on academic journal articles.
         




                        
     
                     
Current Issues /
Hot Topic Databases
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Pick a side or see many sides of an issue!
Searches can focus on a single issue -  
Often presents information on many sides of an issue.
 
  Points of View Reference Center -
Provides essays and research information for current and controversial issues.
 

 


 
 CQ Researcher - features reports on hot topics with many footnotes to help further research.

 
ProCon.org - non-profit website that offers research on multi-sided issues - has large topic list 

              

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 Biography Database + WebSite - Helps you research people
(and events).  

Biography in Context - Database with results from books, journals, magazines, and more.
 Bio.com - Reliable .com site for biographies
                    

     


  

 Health Database + Website Research many aspects of health 

Teen Heath & Wellness - News information and hot topics are covered with this database / website. 

 

  Consumer Health Complete - Database - health reference books - magazine articles, etc. 

   

 

   


Global / Country / Culture Studies - 

Discover the world here.

                                            

 CultureGrams - Reliable Database of Countries and Cultures
           
 The World Fact Book - The CIA's Country / Culture Website

 

 

   National Geographic ountries A- Z - Country Travel and Facts Website


                      
   BBC Country Profiles - Facts about Countries

           
   US Library of Congress Country Studies  -  LOC researchers created online "books" about countries.
 LOC's other Country start page is here.

 

 Breathing Earth - See a world map that shows Co2 and Population rates "live." 


   



 

 


 Arts and Sciences Databases - subject specific
Research topics range from art to writing to science  
            



 Camino Art Database
- School Link - Home Link

Ebsco Poetry and Short Story Reference Center - Research and read poetry / stories

Science Reference Center Database  - Learn about science and scientists




 

 Current News Sources -  Discover the latest news on your topic. 


   ProQuest Newstand - Newspapers
ProQuest Newsstand offers unparalleled access to the fulltext of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world.

 


Newsela - Site for student news - Can read news by level and in Spanish. 

 

 Online News Sites
Other websites for giant fairly reliable news sources:

NY Times
Washington Post
LA Times
BBC News
PBS News Hour
CNN  

 

 
Filtered Web Search -  Can you obtain reliable data by filtering what you find on the web? 
Here are a few ways to find out.


 Sweet Search - Results are filtered to deliver safe reliable information.  See if it works.

   Search Google limiting results to .gov and .org.  Add search keywords to the words already in the google box.
>>Search google for .gov results
>>Search google for .org results


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FAQ: Using databases at home?  Need passwords?

Solution 1.:  Use Mackinvia.com

The databases are located inside the program at mackinvia.com for web use (or download the app).
To log in: You type in the name and location of your school, then type in your school user ID and password to make mackinvia work.  The passwords should be pre-loaded.

Solution 2:  Open the Database Password list, a PDF document
                    
Click to see the Research Password List (password protected PDF)
                     Need a PDF viewer ?- click here for PC.  (itunes) (playstore)
                     Don't know the username and password? Check with library staff or your teacher.

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Super Technical Academic Sites - Academic Journal Search
For really high levels of research, special case usage, may or may not be helpful.

 
Google Scholar - Search academic journal articles and patents 

 
Microsoft Academic - Search for academic articles from a variety of sources. 

  Refseek - Academic search engine for students and researchers. Locates relevant academic search results from web pages, books, encyclopedias, and journals. 


 JURNSearch millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses. 

 


  Online Encyclopedia - 
Great for searching a variety of topics and learning the basics.
 
 

 
Super Genius Mode - These sites search academic articles, etc. 
                                                    (may prove not helpful to your research)

   Microsoft Academic  - Acadmic Journal Searches - Often in other languages

   

   

   

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