General Online Research & Resources


  • Listed below are databases and resources in order of librarian popularity.  Use these sites to find academic papers, articles and journals for your research, as well as guides and formats for citations, notations, and style guides.

    • Not all databases are alike. Make sure to review any advanced search criteria, FAQs and about pages so you can do thorough research.

    NOTE: Some databases require you to login using the noted passwords to access their content.

     


    General Databases 


    Digital Public Library of America (Harvard University)

     

    The DPLA is a discovery tool (union catalog) for public domain and openly licensed content held by the United States' archives, libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.  Easy and quick to use. 

         

     
       

    internet public library 2

       

    Internet Public Library 2 is a non-profit, largely student-run website managed by a consortium, headed by Drexel University.  It is a database catalog, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites.

    Although the consortium stopped updating ipl2 in 2015, the website is still active and is valued for its easy of use and for its over 40,000 searchable resources.

     

     


     

     

     

    World Book Encyclopedia

      World Book Online Encyclopedia integrates primary and secondary source databases plus e-books in a single search of their encyclopedia. You can narrow your search by subject area and their historical timelines area great source of information.
         

     
       

    OSLIS

     

    OSLIS provides access to Gale Databases, an in-depth, up-to-date information you need to conduct research across the full range of scholarly, academic, business and general interest topics.

    To access Gale from home:

    Ask Librarian for Login credentials

     


     
       

    Opposing Viewpoints Current Issues

      Opposing Viewpoints seeks to explore the varying opinions in a balanced pros/cons debate. The series attempts to encourage critical thinking and issue awareness by providing opposing views on contentious issues.  

     

    Other Source Materials


     

    Catalogs and Research Formats


    The Oregonian ~ Portland, Oregon  

     

     

     

    The online version of the venerable Portland, Oregon newspaper. 


     

     Cleveland Library Catalog

     

     

     

    Cleveland High School's online library catalog.


    The New York Times Newspaper One of the oldest and most respected newspapers in the United States.  You can view/print 10 free articles per month.


     

     Multnomah County Library Catalog

     Multnomah County's (Portland) online library catalog.



    The New York Times Newspaper

     NYT Topics

     

     

    The New York Times archived newspaper organized by topic.  Useful format when deciding on a research topic.


     

    Citation Maker  

    Enter your bibliographic info and a footnote and/or bibliography is created.  Can be printed or downloaded into your Drive or Word doc.


    Pew Research Center  

     The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan research institute based in Washington, D.C. that conducts demographic research, public opinion polling and other forms of social science research.


     

    Purdue University

    MLA Style Guide  

    Purdue University's online MLA style guide for MLA formatting.


    Writing Resources  

       

    Essay vs. Research

    > Rubric (pdf)

    > Developing a Thesis