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Proquest Central - HIGHLY RECOMMENED
Proquest Central is the largest article database. It includes articles from more than 10,910 journals.
MAS Complete™ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
MAS Complete™ contains full text for more than 550 popular high school magazines. It also provides more than 440 full-text reference books; tens of thousands of biographies; over 107,000 primary source documents; an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, and color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
American History in Video
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,986 titles, equaling approximately 1597 hours.
British Periodicals Online
This database provides access to hundreds of magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.
Digital National Security Archives
This resource consists of declassified government documents from 1945 to the present. Topics include U.S. policy toward critical world events, including military,
Intelligence, diplomatic, and human rights dimensions.
Education Research Complete™
Education Research Complete™ (ERC) is an authoritative online resource for education research, with over 1,400 full-text education journals dating back to the 1930's. It also includes full text for 930 journals and more than 550 books and monographs not found elsewhere.
ERIC®, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources as well as information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It also contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
Music Periodicals Database
This database provides information about several hundred international music publications from over 20 countries. It also contains articles from more than 140 music journals.
Newspaper Source Plus™
Newspaper Source™ Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as USA Today, The Washington Post and others.
Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online is a major collection of older scholarly magazines in subject areas such as the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The database covers more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
TOPICsearch™ allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. It contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO periodicals, biographies, book reviews, and government information.
World History in Video
World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
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You can find much of the world's great literature here, with a focus on works no longer under copyright. Samples include:
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" - Jules Verne
"In His Steps" - Charles Monroe Sheldon
"'Everyman', with other interludes, including eight miracle plays" - Ernest Rhys
"Hamlet" - William Shakespeare
Here you can browse books by subject to brainstorm ideas for a research paper. Open Library provides free access to books that are no longer under copyright; books that are still under copyright can be accessed once you create a free account. You may borrow up to five copyrighted books at a time.
LibriVox.org contains a large collection of audiobooks, particularly classics and other works no longer under copyright.
Encyclopedia Britannica is a fact-checked online encyclopedia. Encyclopedia entries provide a broad overview of a topic and make a great place to start as you begin a research paper!
The Library of Congress has digitized many of its collections, including historical documents, newspapers, maps, letters, and other primary sources.