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The Gale Research In Context databases have excellent and informative essays and texts related to the topics covered.  They also link thoroughly screened articles and web pages.  The linked sites are verified, vetted and have very high validity for research purposes.  The In Context databases are must use resources for the student researcher.   All images in the databases are copyrighted but are available for use in student projects and teacher produced curriculum resources under fair use guidelines with proper citation.

• Education Research Complete

Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

• MAS Complete

MAS Complete Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 540 popular high school magazines. MAS Complete also provides more than 440 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

• Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts

• Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

• TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources, including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Specialized search engines.

• Nationmaster

Nationmaster provides statistical data about countries and links to resources

• Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is a search engine that specializes in providing answers, not just links, to possible resource documents. Great for computational searches. Enter math problems and get answers with explanations and processes

• GoogleNews

Googlenews is a news aggregator that collects up to the minute news stories from thousands of print, broadcast and web-based media outlets from across the globe.

• Mlive Michigan

Mlive is a Michigan news aggregator.

• Mlive Grand Rapids

Mlive Grand Rapids is a news aggregator for local Kent County and Lakeshore area news

• SAT Test Prep from Khan Academy

Download and take a real, full-length practice test. Watch videos showing step-by-step solutions to problems you missed or found challenging, and get even more practice with unreleased questions from real SATs provided by College Board.

• Citations and works cited assistance

Enter in URL’s or ISBN book numbers and get your citations generated for free. Recommend that students sign up for free account where applicable for storage, organizing and printing of works cited pages.



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