Library Resources

Research Sites

Purdue Online Writing Lab
This site has guidelines for doing MLA, Chicago Turabian and APA reports.

A reference system with an extensive variety of full-text databases including academic journals and newspapers. Please contact Mrs. Lemon for the off-site password. 

Full-text searches of back and current issues of digitized academic journals in addition to books and primary sources.

Gale Databases

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: a database of encyclopedias and special reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Literature Resource Center: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • See Mrs. Lemon for the password.

This online tool will aid you in organizing, citing, noting, and outlining your research. You can generate a Works Cited list, Bibliography, in-text references for MLA reports and footnotes for Chicago Turabian reports. If you have forgotten your password, see Mrs. Lemon in the library for help.

Salem Press
Copies of print titles available online in full-text, for Literature and History.

Infobase E-Books
Bloom's Modern Critical Views, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, Bloom's Guides, Bloom's Bio Critiques for various authors.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Religious Department database with online Biblical commentaries and side-by-side translations of Biblical texts and more.

Oxford English Dictionary
The preeminent English dictionary with over 600,000 words.

Library of Congress
Good source for primary source documents especially the American Memory Collection. link for legislative information is very useful.

Google Scholar Search
A simple way to broadly search for relevant scholarly literature, across many sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


Image Search

This is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.

With over 400,000 images, Pixabay is a huge repository for stunning public domain pictures. Use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form.

Library of Congress Prints and Photos
This site has over 1 million images on a wide variety of topics. Click here to find out about copyright and ownership of the images.

Smithsonian Institution
Over 1 million images, videos, sound clips and primary source media, all of which can be used if the information is cited appropriately. Find out how to cite the information here.

Photos for Class
This is an excellent source for properly attributed Creative Commons photos.

Multimedia Search

Creative Commons
This site has convenient access to search engines for many different sites offering copyright friendly media, images, video, and music.

Free Music Archive
This is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads that can be used under Creative Commons license. Look here for details about how to use - and properly cite - the music contained on FMA.

Sound Gator
Free sound effects on this site can be used in films, videos, multimedia projects, presentations, apps, games and just about any other project. Look at the detail about the usage license in place.