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We are working on this page so Middle School students have one place they can come to access databases and other research tools for school or personal interests. But since we are constructing it now, things will change from time to time on it! Please let Lynn know if you cannot find something you are looking for. It may simply be in a different location, or we may have accidently removed it. Either way, we'd like to make sure you can find what you need!
Recommended Databases for Middle School Students
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CIA World Factbook
Use the drop-down menu on the right side of the screen to select a country. The data includes detailed information about the government, education, health, economics, religions, and political climate of each nation.
A useful source of political, demographic, economic and cultural information about nations.
Gale Power Search
Search several big Gale databases simultaneously.
Gale in Context: US History
Full-text articles from published reference books, journal and magazine articles, biographies, and news stories on US History topics.
Access to 9000+ ebooks for research in economics, literature, history, and other subects. You can download, email, print or play MP3 files of the chapters of these ebooks.
Gale Health and Wellness
Good source of information on a range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more. Access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, and multimedia.
Gale OneFile: News
Fantastic access to hundreds of regional, national, and international newspapers in full-text. Formerly known as Infotrac Newsstand.
Contains text, audio, video, maps, science diagrams, encyclopedia articles, and other resources on a broad range of topics. A good starting point for getting familiar with your topic.
NoveList Plus (EbscoHost)
A wonderful source of book reviews and author information for avid readers! Use this database to find out the sequence of titles published by an author, read reviews of an author's fiction or nonfiction works, and locate other authors with similar writing styles or plot elements.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Good source of full-text magazine articles, book entries, and videos on controversial topics. Can be useful in establishing your position in a debate, or developing an opposing point of view.
Gale in Context: Middle School
A multi-subject database good for middle school students. Browse by broad topics such cultures, geography, government, literature, people, science, social issues and US or world history, or specific topic. Also allows for basic and complex searching.
Gale in Context: High School
A multi-subject database good for students. Browse by broad topics such world cultures, religion, geography, government, literature, the arts, biography, science, health, social issues, sports, and US or world history. Also allows for basic and complex searching.
Complete A-Z List of Databases
Citation and Bibliography Tools
This tool allows you to track all of your research. You can create note cards, track your research question, organize your thinking, and create citations and bibliographies.