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Honors English II Research Guide


Primary Databases

Boolean Operators

MCPL Databases

Accessed through Mid Continent Public Library: Login using ISD + student number (ISD12345)

Teacher Reference Center - Find resources for research, best practices, and more. 

Educator's Reference Complete - Access resources from the Department of Education.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) - Curriculum guides, conference papers, and more.

EBSCOhost- Periodicals, journals, newspapers, articles, and more. Login using isdschools.

There are hundreds of free databases on MCPL. Check out what they offer by viewing their Online Resources Handout

​"AND"  helps narrow the search: Requires both terms to be in each item returned. If one term is contained in the document and the other is not, the item is not included in the resulting list.

"OR" broadens the search: Either term (or both) will be in the returned document.

"NOT" focuses the search: The first term is searched, then any records containing the term after the operators are subtracted from the results.

( ) or " " enclose search strategies that will customize your results. 

Presentation Slides

SIRS Issues Researcher - Research issues and topics from around the world. 

GALE General OneFile - Access articles ideal for research papers and projects. 

Google Scholar - Includes journals, dissertations, technical reports, and other scholarly literature.  

Source Credibility


Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose​

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