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QV Research - Quick Search the Library
Biography: Gale In Context This link opens in a new window
Background information on people who have shaped the world. The database is regularly updated to provide the most up-to-date information.
Biography Reference Bank This link opens in a new window
More than 700,000 full-text biographical articles, 35,000 images and additional summaries from both academic journals and popular magazines.
Biography Reference Center This link opens in a new window
More than 400,000 biographical articles. Search by keyword or locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan, birthplace, birthday, and more.
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.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
790+ e-reference books in all subject areas. Use instead of Wikipedia for quick, accurate facts and background information.
Reference Library - Gale Virtual This link opens in a new window
300+ e-reference books in all subject areas. Use instead of Wikipedia.
Literary Analysis & Biography
Bloom's Literature This link opens in a new window
This database is a great resource for literary analysis or literary criticism assignments often included in English classes.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
A collection of resources that includes science and social science journals, data, and analysis. Use the Image tab to find art and social science images.
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 This link opens in a new window A rich, multi-disciplinary database which includes thousands of full-text peer-reviewed journals, select open-access journals, and ahead-of-print content.
MasterFILE Premier This link opens in a new window Collection of full-text magazines, e-books and primary source documents.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
More than 40,000 documentaries in their entirety which can viewed in searchable segments. Each video has captioning and transcripts.
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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