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Research Basics

Find Books and eBooks

Start Your Research with Library Databases

Academic Search Complete

scholarly and peer-reviewed journals - a good choice for most topics

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Gale Ebooks: Virtual Reference Library

reference books and encyclopedias to give you a quick overview on your topic before you take a deep dive into research

SIRS Issues Researcher

magazines, journals, newspapers, and speeches; focused on important social issues


features encyclopedia and other references sources - a good starting point for getting background information and a big-picture overview of your topic
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Watch Films


Documentaries and feature films.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Streaming video from well-known producers like PBS, BBC, History, and more.

Films on Demand

Watch acclaimed documentaries and award-winning educational films.

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