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    MLA Works Cited/Bibliography Page

    Databases 


    Access thousands of authoritative articles that may include photographs, illustrations, maps, research tools, games, videos, primary sources and more to help you with your research projects, homework or just for fun!  Please contact your librarian for log-in information.

    Britannica School  
    Encyclopedia Britannica includes:  Britannica School and Britannica Escolar for elementary, middle and high school students.

    World Book Online 
    World Book Encyclopedia Online includes: World Book Student; World Book Advanced; World Book Kids; Timelines; Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta.  

     

     Proquest
    Includes:

    SIRS Researcher - A reliable resource for research including pro & con issues.

    eLibrary - Access to a wide collection of periodicals and digital media.

    eLibrary Guided Research -  Access one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics.

    Proquest Central - Access to all your ProQuest databases, like Research Library, Historical Newspapers, and more.

    CultureGrams - Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. 

    SIRS Discoverer - General reference resource that helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language and computer skills.

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    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Includes: Alternative Energy;  American Decades;American Law YearbookCaseBase: case studies in global business;Encyclopedia of EducationEncyclopedia of ReligionEncyclopedia of World BiographyThe Gale Encyclopedia of MedicineHistory Behind the Headlines: The origins of Conflicts Worldwide; New Dictionary of the History of Ideas; Novels For Students: Presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novelsSchirmer Encyclopedia of Film;Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: a guide to education-related financial aid programs for students and professionalsUXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive SubstancesWorldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.

     

     

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    Monterey County Free Library
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