Databases & other Helpful Research Sources

Databases & other Helpful Research Sources


  • Biography Reference
  • Literary Reference
  • Science Reference
  • History Reference
  • Points of view
  • Explora--Secondary School and Educator's Collection
  • EbscoHost Research Database Collection


Teaching Books

  • Book reviews
  • Book trailers
  • Author interviews
  • Lesson Plans
  • Discussion Questions


Digital Public Library of America

Discover more than TWENTY MILLION images, texts, videos and sounds from across the United States.

Discovery Education

Online educational video source

Google Scholar

Use to search for peer-reviewed and journal articles. Like Google, only smarter (just like you).

Library Spot

A free virtual library resource center. Find newspapers from around the world, reference materials, journal articles, literary criticism and so much more.

Library of Congress

The best place to go for primary source documents. 


Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals.

Works Cited Help

With Easybib, you can generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography and save hours by making a Works Cited page automatically!

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Everything you need to know to create a perfectly formatted, plagiarism-free research paper.


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