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Welcome to the big list of research resources. Good luck on your project.

Look for descriptions of databases, and additional resources starting below the big list.
Using databases at home? See FAQ below.

Big List of Databases:

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

DATABASES     



The research resources gathered below begin with books and encyclopedia, and then databases and news sites.

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

  >Mayo Library Catalog
Find out what books we have 
here at Mayo HS.
               
  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) 

Read Free E-books:Project Gutenberg or Kindle Free Biographies
Listen to Free Audiobooks: LibriVox
                 
Read Free E-books with Mackinvia.com or the app.
                        
   > 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.
Image result for worldcatWorld Cat - Search the World's Largest! Library Catalog

Research help links:  -MIT's Advice on picking a research topic   - Can You Find / Generate Primary Data?

                                 - UTexas Key Word Generator and search form  -

 


  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 

Britannica Academic Edition Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.

    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)



   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.  

 

EBSCO 
MEGAFILE  
 Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas.
EBSCO ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIERE   Thousands of scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.
 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. 

 CultureGrams - Reliable Database of Countries and Cultures

GALE WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT:
This database provides encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, as well as videos, images, and more. This resource offers an overview of world history covering over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe.
           



                        

 
Current Issues / 
Hot Topic Databases

 
Research either or both sides of a current issue that has been in the news!

                     
  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 + Web Site  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
 
Encyclopedia Britannica - Free Online BIO Site - Can search by time period, location, and gender.
                   
 Gale World History In Context (Database that has some biographies in it.)

     


 
Health Database + Website
Research many aspects of health 
    
  Consumer Health Complete - Database - health reference books - magazine articles, etc. 

Mayo Clinic   Diseases and Conditions (medical info web site)

OMC Health Library - OMC's Health Library is an A to Z health resource that includes patient education, health and nutrition resources, and a symptom checker, among other resources. While this information is not meant to replace care with your healthcare provider, it can help you find answers to your questions and learn more about medical topics of interest to you.

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse / Commonly Abused Drugs Web Site - learn the facts about commonly abused drugs  

Alt Health Watch International journals covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

 

   

                  


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.

 

  Gale World History In Context (Database that may be helpful for country studies.)
 


 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

CLASE / PERIÓDICA CLASE is a directory of scholarly documents published in Latin American journals. PERIÓDICA is a directory of scholarly journals specializing in science and technology.

AAS Historical Periodicals Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.                 


Legal Research Links       Find out about the law and legal cases with these resources.
Justia.com                Legal research is part of this "law" site.
 https://lp.findlaw.com/    Find Law for legal professionals.
 Oyez.org    Find US Supreme Court case info here.
 Harvard Law Library    Links for free legal research

More Law Links: 

Library of Congress / Guide to Law Online

Cornell University / Legal Information Institute 

Fast Case / Public Library of Law

Washburn University / WashLaw




 
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 Searches -  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.
 
 




 

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.

  Mayo High School Library Catalog
   Find out what books we have here at Mayo HS.
  MNLink (search all MN libraries)
   Find out what are available statewide.
 Rochester Public Library
    Search Rochester'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 Mayo HS
   Search for books to be sent to you at MHS.   
 Destiny - Elementary catalog 
   Need a children's book from a 
   Rochester Elementary school?
Need to find similar books?  
   Here are some resources to find 
your next book, or similar book resources.




 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. 


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 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. 


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 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. 


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