Research

Research Resources:

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A-Z Databases
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    • A premier multidisciplinary database providing access to scholarly full-text journals and magazines, as well as peer-reviewed resources.

  • Academic e-Book Collection (EBSCO)
    • This collection contains over 120,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

  • Access World News (Newsbank)
    • Find information on topics related to business, current events, politics, science and technology and more from news media including newspapers, blogs, periodicals and web-only content including the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Bloom's Literature
    • This database provides information on works of literature, including characters from major works and overviews of famous authors. It also contains complete works of classic literature and resources for writing about literary topics.

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
    • The world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The nation's largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.

  • Credo Reference
    • A good alternative to Wikipedia, find background information on a wide variety of topics. This is an excellent place to start your research.

  • ERIC- Education Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
    • A bibliographic database offering over 100,000 full text articles on education topics going back to 1966.

  • General Science Full Text
    • Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals in such fields as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, and zoology.

  • GreenFILE (EBSCO)
    • GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

  • HeinOnline
    • HeinOnline Academic includes multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women's studies, pre-law, and many more. HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world.

  • Issues & Controversies
    • Use this resource to research hot topics. Both sides of an issue are clearly represented to help students determine key arguments and strong points from all angles. This is a good resource for persuasive essays.

  • Literary Reference Center
    • Offers thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

  • Polling the Nations
    • This resource features thousands of polls on current events and issues. This provides a primary source of information to gauge what actual people think about a topic.

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
    • This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher (Proquest)
    • Provides current event articles from over 1,500 journals, newspapers, and serials. Includes research topic ideas, pro/con viewpoints, and statistics.

  • Science Reference Center
    • Science Reference Center is designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

  • Teacher Reference Center
    • A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

  • World News Digest
    • Use this resource to explore articles from various news outlets, including CNN, Fox, and NPR, on major events.

Additional Electronic Resources
  • Comics Plus
    • Create your account to access thousands of Manga, Comics Books, and Graphic Novels!

  • Films On Demand
    • Video streaming service offering films in the Humanities & Social Sciences as well as entertainment options.

  • Florida Electronic Library
    • Provides information in a variety of formats on topics such as business, current events, education, health, and technology.

  • JSTOR
    • Access to JSTOR free content

  • Leesburg Public Library/Lake County
    • The online catalog of materials for the Leesburg Public Library and the Lake County library system. (Click on the “Catalog” tab.)

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook- Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!

  • StockUnlimited
    • Provides access to thousands of electronic images and illustrations available for download. See librarian for access.