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Helpful Research Documents

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When you’re doing research, the best places to look for reliable and accurate periodicals are the databases the school district maintains for your use. Databases available to you are listed below, as well as some other search tools.  Usernames and passwords are available at the circulation desk. Plus, you can PRINT for FREE from the databases!


  • Make sure you read over the source and that it actually contains useful information BEFORE you print–sometimes it is just an abstract (summary of the article) and isn’t going to provide any useful content for research.
  • Check for all necessary citation information. The databases will provide this information in your assigned format (most likely MLA 8th ed.), but you have to verify before you print.
  • Look for the PDF format, when possible, to find the article as it appeared in its original publication.
  • TexQuest and ProQuest allow you to sign in with Google Drive and export your sources and your citations.
TexQuest Logo - Final Giant database covering multiples subjects and areas of interest.
Also included with TexQuest


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            proquest ELibrary, ProQuest Research Library, History & Literature
    Infobase Careers & Education, Current Issues, History, Bloom’s Literature, Medical & Health
 ebsco eBook




Explora general search, eBooks, Greenfile, Education



Learning Express-NEW suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more

jstor Arts & Sciences Collections

Life Sciences

19th Century British Pamphlets

Ecology and Botany II

Business IV

 global_plants Database including  content, tools, and people interested in plant science
 msa-university-library-online-database-JSTOR-Aluka African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes
 jstor struggles Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
Other Useful Resources:

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