Research Databases

Library Databases are searchable collections of up-to-date and accurate information from trusted sources.
Use our collection of databases to locate information on broad ranges of subjects from magazines, encyclopedia,
and books. The Library subscribes to these so you can access high-quality, reliable information for free!

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

OTHER RESEARCH DATABASES


  • ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM

    At encyclopedia.com, you get free access to nearly 200,000 reference entries from sources you can cite.

  • ERIC 

    Access to full text, peer reviewed articles.

  • DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

    Open access journals, information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material.

  • FACT MONSTER

    Free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. A broad range of content includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, a homework center, and educational games.

  • GOOGLE SCHOLAR

    Google Scholar includes articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

  • INFOPLEASE

    Parents, teachers and librarians turn to infoplease.com for factual information on an array of topics, including current events, pop culture, science, government and history.

  • PROCON

    Each controversial issue contains collections of questions about the issue. After an introductory overview, the topic is then broken into subcategories and sub questions which are organized into “pro” and “con” columns.[19] The columns list the quoted arguments of different experts on that particular subject.

  • WORLDCAT Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide 

Computer & Other Tutorials

  • GFC Learn  http://www.gcflearnfree.org
  • Techboomers  http://www.techboomers.com

 Consumer Info



Environment

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.


Geography

CIA FACTBOOK https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

State Symbols https://statesymbolsusa.org

Information on state and national symbols and icons, cities, towns, parks, landmarks, local historic markers, and historic and iconic figures.

UNICEF Country Information

https://www.unicef.org/statistics/index_countrystats.html


Health/Science


  •  MedlinePlus  https://medlineplus.govMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.WebMD http://www.webmd.comProviding credible health information, WebMD is the leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

     


Drivers Ed

  •  DRIVERS ED http://driving-tests.org/illinoisCurrent practice test for Illinois drivers.

 Constitution Study Guide


  • CONSTITUTION STUDY GUIDE https://sites.google.com/site/constitutionstudyguideThe website presents information about the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and the U.S. flag.  The GED Constitution test includes questions about all of these documents.

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