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A large list of some of the best sites for useful reference material.
Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly literature. Google says, "From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, pre-print repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations."
. Gale Databases 50 wide ranging databases, includes history, health, culinary, science, business, biography and literary databases. For focused academic research this is the place to start. Search engines do not generally have access into a database. This is a huge and hidden part of the internet. This is a subscription site available in school.
Encyclopedia Britannica All levels Britannica Online School Edition has separate elementary, middle and high school levels, and includes a world atlas, timelines, country comparisons, and many other features.Subscription databases are generally available only in the MVRHS, however some allow Home Access to public library patrons in Massachusetts.
These are a huge collection of reference materials which are otherwise difficult to find. Search the archives of the Boston Globe, New York Times, many magazines, scientific journals and much, much more.
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