Research Databases

Did You Know That River Dell Has Digital Libraries?

 21st Century students use print books, ebooks, the Internet, and
subscription research databases to locate information
 
What's the difference between our digital collections and the regular Internet?
Our digital resources are part of the Library Media Center collection, just like the books. They don't live on the Library shelves with the books - they are shelved in the cloud. But they are like our physical collection in one very important way: the digital databases are carefully selected and purchased with students in mind. That means you have a collection of high-quality reference sources, newspapers, magazines and images at your fingertips when you need authoritative, reliable and up-to-date information for your school work. 
 
So here's the important part: The RD digital databases are filled with information that is reliable, trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate. You can't say that about all websites. Don't forget to search the databases when you have a research project.
 
 
WHY DATABASES? Watch this video to understand why we are so excited about the RD Research Databases.
 

 
 
Need to use the databases from home or at school?
To use the RD Databases, please log into your ClassLink Launchpad and locate the Library Media Center folder. 
 

 
RD DATABASES Type directly into the search widgets or click the database logos

 
Facts on File databases
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
  
WGCO WORLD GEOGRAPHY & CULTURE ONLINE
 
FOF/AMHO ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL HISTORY ONLINE 

FOF/MWHO MODERN WORLD HISTORY ONLINE

Rethink Wikipedia - Encyclopedia Britannica is an excellent place to start your research to build background knowledge, to learn new search terms and keywords, and to collect high-quality images and video for your presentations   

CITATION NOTE: Cite Britannica articles as 'Reference Source.' Also note that these articles exist only online, so you must specify that the material is in "e-publication/born digital." 
 
CITE IT RIGHT: Britannica School
 

   
Teen Health & Wellness is an authoritative database with up-to-date articles on all aspects of physical and mental health. 
 
CITATION NOTE: Cite TH&W articles as 'Reference Source.' Also note that these articles exist only online, so you must specify that the material is in "e-publication/born digital." 
CITE IT RIGHT: Teen Health & Wellness
  

  Gale eBooks is a database of more than 300 reference ebooks including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries.
 CITATION NOTE: All GVRL sources are cited as 'Reference Source.
 
CITE IT RIGHT: Gale eBooks
 

SIRS Issues Researcher covers all sides of leading current issues. It provides a pro/con presentation with accompanying articles from newspapers, magazines and other publications. 
 
NOTE: You may type a controversial issue such as 'gun control' or 'climate change' directly into the SIRS search bar. To browse all leading pro/con issues in the SIRS database, just click on the logo.
 
CITATION NOTE: To cite information from SIRS, you must determine the type of source your are citing: in 
other words, a newspaper or magazine article, a photo, etc. See Ms. Risi if you need help deciding.
 

 
Student Research Center contains full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, specialized reports, radio and television, images and primary sources. Click the 'Full Text' box and use the search bar to begin your search.

Student Research Center
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CITATION NOTE: To cite information from Student Research Center, you must determine the type of source you are citing; in other words, is it a magazine or newspaper article, an encyclopedia article, a photo? See Ms. Risi if you need help.
 
 
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