Library Databases: General Reference

  • GENERAL REFERENCE

    Biography Resource Center
    Contains biographies from over 80 sources.  Searchable by Occupation, Nationality, Ethnicity, Birth/Death Year, Birth/Death Place, Gender and last name.

    Ebsco Ultra Online Student Research Center (MAS Ultra-School Edition)
    This comprehensive, general periodical database provides access to information on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, consumer health, general science and multicultural titles.

    Electric Library
    Magazine and newspaper articles, books (including World Book Encyclopedia, World Almanac, Plays, Poetry, and more), maps, and pictures.

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    A multidisciplinary encyclopedia that offers more than 25,000 articles on a wide variety of topics. This source provides full text for all articles. Content is updated annually.

    Grolier Online
    By clicking on this link, you will have access to three online general subject encyclopedias: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and Encyclopedia Americana.  Finding information is as simple as entering a term in the Search box and clicking "Go" to search all three at once, or clicking on the specific encyclopedia icon on the left of the page and searching just that encyclopedia. *A NOVEL -funded program. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IF ACCESSING FROM HOME CLICK ON: http://www.go.grolier.com and use password and username you were provided.

    Platinum Periodicals
    A collection of periodicals covering all aspects of general reference including arts, business, humanities, health, social sciences, sciences, and current affairs
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    A NOVEL -funded program

    Primary Search
    Primary Search provides full text for 60 popular, magazines for young readers. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. This database is updated daily.*A NOVEL -funded program

    World Book Encyclopedia
    Includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, all combined in a single search. 
     A great start for any research project!