Databases by Subject

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All Subjects

  • NoodleTools: A tool for citing sources, taking notes, organizing information, and pulling your notes into Google Docs.
  • ProQuest: Periodical index including about 1500 magazines and 300+ newspapers, most full text.  Proquest requires Firefox v3.6 or higher.  Use Safari or Chrome on school computers.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica:  A good general encyclopedia resource.  This resource and others like it (including Wikipedia) can be useful starting points for getting background information.  Although it is reputable and reliable, you should NOT use Britannica as a scholarly source in a paper.
  • Discovering Collection (Gale): Covers literature (biography and criticism), geography, general biography, science, and history.
  • EBSCO Databases: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, MasterFILE Premier, MegaFILE, ERIC, Healthsource, and Science Reference Center, History Reference Center, CPLI, Professional Development Collection.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale): Over 3,500 indexed and full-text titles in all disciplines.
  • MegaFILE (EBSCO): Aggregated search for Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
  • NetLibrary (EBSCO): E-books.
  • Student Resources in Context (Gale): Contains reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.
  • Turnitin.com: Plagiarism prevention.
  • World Almanac/Book of Facts: Use almanac resources for facts and statistics.  This resource also includes encyclopedia entries from Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, which should NOT be used as scholarly sources.

Art

CAMIO: The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online documents works of art from around the world, representing the collections of 24 prominent museums including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center.

Business

  • Culture Grams: Country information written by a native of each country, with emphasis on culture.  Includes maps, pictures, famous people, etc.
  • CIA World Factbook: Published by the CIA, the Factbook includes statistical information about the government, economy, and people of every nation in the world.  Includes maps.
  • Business Source Premier: Full text for more than 2,100 business journals, dating back to 1965.

English

  • Magill's Literary Annual: Information on modern American literature and authors, beginning in 1970.
  • ERIC (EBSCO): Education Research Information Center. An online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Dept. of Education.
  • Issues & Controversies: Provides varying opinions, current legislation, editorials, statistics, and primary documents relating to current controversial issues.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: Essays presenting varying viewpoints on contemporary controversial issues.  Links to websites, statistics, organizations and articles.

Health

Math

Professional Development

Religion

  • Click here to download a PDF that will help you find Catholic sources in ProQuest.
  • Issues and Controversies: Provides varying opinions, current legislation, editorials, statistics, and primary documents relating to current controversial issues.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: Essays presenting varying viewpoints on contemporary controversial issues.  Links to websites, statistics, organizations and articles.
  • See the page of Catholic Sources for websites that may be useful in your research.

Science

Social Studies

  • Congressional Digest Online: Presents pro & con arguments on issues before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.N. & other international bodies. See library staff or your teacher in the Social Studies dept. for login information.
  • History Reference Center (EBSCO): A broad historical reference for American and world history.
  • MN Reflections: Minnesota history, including a variety of primary-source documents.
  • Issues and Controversies: Provides varying opinions, current legislation, editorials, statistics, and primary documents relating to current controversial issues.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: Essays presenting varying viewpoints on contemporary controversial issues.  Links to websites, statistics, organizations and articles.
  • Culture Grams: Country information written by a native of each country, with emphasis on culture.  Includes maps, pictures, famous people, etc.
  • Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)
  • CIA World Factbook: Published by the CIA, the Factbook includes statistical information about the government, economy, and people of every nation in the world.  Includes maps.
  • ERIC (EBSCO): Education Research Information Center. An online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Dept. of Education.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC): United States Government Publications Office.  Use for statistics, data, white papers, etc.

World Languages

Informe (English-language interface) / (Spanish-language interface): A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text.  Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.  Use this link to access either interface from home.

Tools and Support

  • NoodleTools: A tool for citing sources, taking notes, organizing information, and pulling your notes into Google Docs.
  • Turnitin.com: Plagiarism prevention.
  • AskMN.com: Get real-time answers from a librarian 24/7. Requires a public library barcode.
  • Research Project Calculator: Create a sensible timeline for that big research project so you don't have to scramble at the last minute.
  • Purdue OWL: Writing help is here. MLA citation/formatting help is here.