Research Databases

Screenshot of LearningExpress Homepage. LearningExpress Library

A database of resources meant to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their goals. Provides interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, and e-books, as well as individualized study plans, instant test and essay scoring, secure personal portfolios, resources for becoming a U.S. citizen, and much more. From EBSCOhost. [Beginner's Video Tutorial.]

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Screenshot of Library of Congress website. Library of Congress

The website for the U.S. Library of Congress provides researchers with access to digitalized archives of primary historical sources (newspapers, letters, legal documents, books, photos, maps, blueprints, audio recordings, etc.), as well as finding aids and guides for topics ranging from legal research to genealogy and beyond. Take a look at their Research Tools webpage to get an idea of what they offer! [Beginner's Video Tutorial.]

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Screenshot of Literary Reference Center homepage. Literary Reference Center

Packed with author biographies, plot summaries, critical essays from leading publishers, multimedia content, and much more, this full-text database is the perfect place to start research for a school English project. Also includes a literary glossary; a research guide to literary research, writing and critical reading; and lesson plans to support classroom instruction. From EBSCOhost. [User Guide.]

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