Use these databases for one-stop-shopping to find everything you need for reports on frequently assigned topics as well as hot stories in the news.
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.
Up to the minute coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.
Local, regional and national newspapers, plus America’s Obituaries and Death Notices and Genealogy Bank.
Points of View Reference Center
Two hundred topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Premium Search Databases - choose the database or choose the topic that you want, enter your St. Charles Library card number (the barcode number on the back of card) and PIN number. Do not use any spaces or dashes. From within the Library, the databases are available at the ELR computers. Questions? See Database FAQs
These links have been selected by the Reference Librarians to steer you to reliable, substantive, frequently requested information. Article databases, catalog, reference books, websites - organized by topic.
eBooks Research, reference, reading materials online. 16,000 electronic
versions of printed books. Includes Cliff Notes.
Internet Detective - a free online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your school work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites.
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