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Reference and Research Sources

Research Tools

NOTEWORTHY RESOURCES

  • Flipster – view selected magazines in your browser or on your mobile device.
  • Lynda.com – learn online and from the comfort of home.
  • Novelist – discover new titles and authors based on your favorite books .
  • University of Fashion – instructional videos from qualified instructors help both new and established fashion designers hone their skills.

 

Business Research

  • Business Insights: Essentials – Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports, etc.
  • Morningstar Home Access – Morningstar.com Library Edition offers proprietary stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features to library patrons.

Encyclopedias

  • Amazing Animals of the World (Grolier) – is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
  • America the Beautiful (Grolier) – is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
  • Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier) – In-depth information for older students and adults.
  • Health Reference Center Academic – Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.
  • X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials – More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures. Versiones en español de este contenido también están disponibles aquí.
  • Lands and Peoples (Grolier) – for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
  • Multimedia Encyclopedia (Grolier) – Quick-reference with rich media for middle-school and higher.
  • New Book of Knowledge (Grolier) – Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
  • The New Book of Popular Science (Grolier) – is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Grolier) – a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. This database has been made possible thanks to the Bridging Cultures Grant. Please note: Home access is not available.

 For Students

  • Amazing Animals of the World (Grolier) – is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
  • America the Beautiful (Grolier) – is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
  • eLibrary Elementary – Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.
  • Kids InfoBits – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.
  • Lands and Peoples (Grolier) – for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
  • Multimedia Encyclopedia (Grolier) – Quick-reference with rich media for middle-school and higher.
  • New Book of Knowledge (Grolier) – Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
  • The New Book of Popular Science (Grolier) – is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

Genealogy

  • Ancestry.com (In-library access only) – Includes U.S. Federal census, American genealogical biographical index, immigration list index and more.
  • Castle Garden Immigration Center – is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892

 Health

  • Health Reference Center Academic – Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.
  • Health Tutorials – More than 300 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures.

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