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Research Resources

Gale Databases
Click on this link for all three Gale Databases.
Password for remote access: slzusd
Created specifically for middle-school students, this database contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
Topic Finder is great tool to from Gale to help focus a research question, to connect to articles, and to help gather keywords.  It links back to articles in Gale Database.
  • ProQuest Databases
Link to all ProQuest databases.
 For remote access: 
Username:   VPSGU86C4F
Password: T3tD+yGH
  • Country and State Reports
  • Geography and Culture
  • Includes databases in science, technology, education, social sciences, humanities, and news.
  • Pros and Cons of current issues
  • Articles that tell all sides of an issue.
  • A general reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Has a collection of over 500 full-color nonfiction books that can be sorted by Lexile!
  • Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • A safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate resource for Elementary, Middle and High School.
                                  For remote access:
Username: sanlorenzo
Password: slzusd
britannica spanish         
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