Database Overview

Why databases and not just Google? Using Google for searches is fast and usually gives you tons of results. However, when you are searching for specific critical articles for a research project, you will discover that using online databases is an effective way to find scholarly articles which have been reviewed for accuracy. The OEContinue reading “Database Overview”

World History in Context Guide

World History in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and places of various time periods. Click here for more details on databases andContinue reading “World History in Context Guide”

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Guide

Opposing Viewpoints in Context has lots of useful sources, it’s probably my favorite electronic resource that we have. The database design is very modern and REALLY helps you browse and explore topics, even when you aren’t sure where to start. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and placesContinue reading “Opposing Viewpoints in Context Guide”

Biography in Context Guide

Biography in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones that happened during the lives of many important, notable historical figures. Click here for more detailsContinue reading “Biography in Context Guide”

U.S. History in Context Guide

U.S. History in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and places of various time periods. Click here for more details on databases andContinue reading “U.S. History in Context Guide”

Literature Resource Center Guide

The Literature Resource Center is database that will help you find critical analysis essays about pieces of literature, as well as articles about authors. Click here for more details on databases and general database search techniques. Off campus the databases may require username/passwords- in the link below. If you forget the password to open theContinue reading “Literature Resource Center Guide”

Bloom’s Literature Guide

The Bloom’s Literature is database that will help you find critical analysis essays about pieces of literature, as well as articles about authors. It also contains writing guides that can be very helpful when you are writing about authors and literature. Click here for more details on databases and general database search techniques. Bloom’s LiteratureContinue reading “Bloom’s Literature Guide”

Literary Reference Center Guide

Searching in Literary Reference Center I like the large number of sources in this database. I usually start with a broad search term (author name or title of work) and then narrow/limit my search results using the left sidebar menu. Common source types to limit are (screenshot below): Literary criticism- essays about an author/pieces ofContinue reading “Literary Reference Center Guide”

Encyclopedia Britannica School Guide

When you open the Encyclopedia Britannica School link you will first need to select the “High School” Edition. Searching for a Topic In the High School edition enter your search terms for your topic. In the search results use the brief summaries to evaluate which results are most relevant. The best article may not alwaysContinue reading “Encyclopedia Britannica School Guide”

World Book Advanced Encyclopedia Guide

When accessing World Book Advanced from OFF-CAMPUS you will need to enter the Olathe East student password, located in the PASSWORD link below. If you have forgotten the password to open the link, stop by the library or email Ms. McNerney, smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org. Click here for a video tutorial of the passwords page. When you openContinue reading “World Book Advanced Encyclopedia Guide”