Ms. Tsivitis, Librarian
An online database is a large collection of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. We can search these databases for information by doing a keyword search. Sometimes, a small paragraph only summarizes the information. Do not use the summary. Choose full text (the complete work) of an article. Be sure to get the full web address (URL) to add to your bibliography.
Please ask the LESP Librarian for help with your research. Passwords are necessary. Pick up the password list from the Library. The online databases may be searched from school or home:
- Galegroup Databases
- Sirs Knowledge Source: Full text magazine and newspaper articles on all subjects. Also search for government reports and documents. Use WebSelect to find reliable websites for internet searching.
- Professional Education Collection
Encyclopedia Britannica can be used for information and links to authoritative websites. It has 4 different reading levels:
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online: high school level
- Comptons’ Encyclopedia: middle school level
- Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia: elementary school level
- Concise Britannica Encyclopedia
Search the Internet
- Multnomah County Library: Use this well organized public library website to find links to good websites for homework and research assignments.
- Internet Public Library: Links to reliable websites for internet searching.
The New York Public Libraries
All of the New York City Libraries provide links to online databases, both in the libraries and from your home. Use the bar code number on your library card for free access to these online databases.
Ask the LESP Librarian for help in using these online databases:
- www.homeworknyc.org/: find online homework help and help with research projects. This new website provides access to some Math textbooks, an online calculator, and online databases. You will need your public library card to access the online databases. Check out the section on Research Guides for information on specific subjects.
- Dial-a-Teacher: Call 1-212-777-3380 for help with your homework. Teachers who speak Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish are available.