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Four Online Databases from MeL

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Finding reliable resources for your high school research project can be a challenge. Fortunately, MeL (The Michigan eLibrary) has plenty of free high quality databases to make your research process go smoothly. Here are 4 online databases to make your next research assignment a success.

Academic OneFile

College/University. Full text. Premier source for peer-reviewed articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

General Reference Center Gold

General user. Mostly full text. Integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.


InfoTrac Student Edition

High School. Mostly full text. Over 1,300 titles cross searchable with eBooks. Gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Middle school through college undergraduate. Full-text. Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con view-point essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.

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