GALE REFERENCE BOOKS & DATABASES
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of online encyclopedias and specialized reference books purchased by the Los Osos Library. Find information on careers, teen issues, and specific topics assigned by Los Osos teachers.
Student Resources In Context is an online database offering thousands of full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links. Sources are checked for validity and continuously updated. Student Resources In Context covers a variety of topics, so this is a good starting point for most research assignments.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an online database that covers the latest in social and controversial issues. Each topic features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links. This is the perfect database for debate assignments, but it is also a good resource for any topic on which reasonable, well-informed people might disagree.
Science In Context is an online database that covers all things science. Each topic is continuously updated with the latest full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links, all of which are checked for validity. Need help understanding a topic from class? Need a current events article? Science In Context is the place to look.
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PROQUEST REFERENCE BOOKS & DATABASES
ProQuest eLibrary offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, including magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
Use ProQuest Central to access a variety of databases covering everything from science, to history, to computers, to current issues. This is a good general resource for most research topics.
SIRS Knowledge Source is an alternative to GALE's Opposing Issues database. Look here for more resources on controversial topics, new and old.
Culture Grams is a unique resource that provides in-depth country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to provide perspectives on daily life and culture in over 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.. If you need to investigate a country for your World History class, this is the place to start!
Need reserach help?
The ProQuest Research Companion offers online tutorials to help you with the major stages of a research assignment. Topics include:
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