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Biography in Context
Over 600,000 biographical entries about more than 5,000 contemporary and historical figures. Provides information about both the person and the times in which they lived. Users can browse to find people based on occupation, role, or historical period, or search based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. From GaleCengage.
Biography Reference Bank
Over 700,000 full-text biographical articles, 35,000 images and additional abstracts from both academic journals and popular magazines. Search for individuals based on any combination of occupation, activity, gender, place of origin, birthday and lifespan. From Ebsco.
Biography Reference Center
400,000 biographical articles. Searcy by keyword or locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan, birthplace, birthday, and more.
Source types that include concise and detailed biographies, interviews, obituaries and related articles. From Ebsco.
When do you use REFERENCE Sources?
When you are just getting started and want to find some background information on a science topic?
Reference materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks which provide an overview of a topic or provide you with statistics.
790+ e-reference books in all subject areas. Use instead of Wikipedia for quick, accurate facts and background information.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
300+ e-reference books in all subject areas. Use instead of Wikipedia.
Literary Analysis & Biography
Research authors, works, characters, topics, and themes. This database is a great resources for literary analysis or literary criticism assignments often included in English classes.Resources include biographical information, sample works, essays on literary themes, full-text poems, full-text literary classics, 800 full-length videos of literary works and author interviews.
JStor Arts & Sciences Colletions III and X
Arts & Sciences III draws on titles across the language, performing, and visual arts; Arts & Sciences X includes social science journals with a focus on science and social science theory, data, and analysis; includes new disciplines such as Transportation Studies and Development Studies.
These databases include many types of articles: scholarly, academic, and popular.
Choose "limit to peer review" or "limit to academic journals" to exclude popular magazines and newspapers from the results.
Be sure to also choose "limit to full-text" so you only get results that will let you access the full article.
All articles come with suggested MLA citations!
Academic Search Premier A rich, multi-disciplinary collection of articles from over 4,600 scholarly journals presenting research and analysis. Also includes popular magazines and other publications.
MasterFILE Premier Articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers addressing topics in a range of disciplines.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand
Stream any of over 45,000 documentaries in their entirety, or view edited and searchable segments (over 300,000 available). Every video has captioning and searchable transcripts. Content from over 1200 news and documentary providers.
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Citing Sources with MLA Citations
Library sources all come with suggested citations! Start there. If you are using a non-library source, these links might help.
QVCC Learning Center
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