LMC * Research Databases

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Databases Description

Robust digital resources that support librarians, patrons, educators, and students in the development and communication of informed positions on complex topics. Integrating secondary school and college curricula with subject-specific reference collections and expert perspectives, ABC-CLIO Solutions proudly foster 21st-century skills, independent critical thinking, and the exploration and understanding of key historical issues.


Access Newspaper ARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online. Provided by Badgerlink.

AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. These resources are provided exclusively for use by all Wisconsin residents and are materials that are not available through regular search engines such as Google.

Encyclopedia Britannica has hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.Provided by Badgerlink.

Business Source Complete has peer-reviewed, business related journals dating back as far as 1886. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.Provided by Badgerlink.

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.Provided by Badgerlink.

Congressional Quarterly's weekly publication which covers current and controversial topics. Indexed with full-text from 1991-present. Includes a link to  Washington Information Directory

Includes World  Edition which contains information on 177 countries and territories; Kids Edition, and States Edition. Also contains a photos over 300 images representing 30 countries, and a Recipe Collection featuring five native recipes from every country in CultureGrams.

Check out all the amazing books, magazines and movies  in Destiny!

The database contains more than 32000 records, and covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.Provided by Badgerlink.

Green FILE covers all aspects of human impact to the environment including global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  Provided by Badgerlink.

HeritageQuest Online has American genealogical sources—with unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.Provided by Badgerlink.

History Reference Center features full text for reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, non-fiction books and historical documents, The database includes biographies, photos, maps and videos.Provided by Badgerlink.

LearningExpress Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.Provided by Badgerlink.

LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.Provided by Badgerlink.

LitFinder covers all time periods and contains primary literature content. This includes approximately full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts, full-text short stories and novels, full-text essays, full-text speeches and full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.Provided by Badgerlink.

NetTrekkeris an Internet search engine especially designed for schools.

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers including:Christian Science Monitor,San Francisco Chronicle,The Times(UK),Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times(DC) and others.Provided by Badgerlink.

Interactive site used to create and edit MLA and APA citations online, create and organize online notes and event create an outline and export it to Microsoft Word.

NoveList®can help you find your next book to read.This database of over 155,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy.Provided by Badgerlink.

Opposing Viewpoints delivers a range of perspectives on important issues.It includes video, audio, images, maps, national and global news, and full-text articles.


Science Reference Center provides access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.Provided by Badgerlink.

salem health

Includes Magill's Medical Guide Sixth Ed. and Pyschology and Mental Health
Salem Health

Includes Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, Milestone Documents in American History, Weapons & Warfare
Salem Science

Includes Encyclopedia of Global Resources and Forensic Science


Full text articles, documents, and graphics from SIRS Researcher and SIRS Government Reporter.


SIRS Issues Researcher has documents, primary source documents, websites, and images which represent viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between.
Additional tools integrate Issues Researcher into daily instruction including critical questions and graphic/notes organizers.

Soundzabound Music Library offers music, audio themes and sound effects
that ensures your copyright safety.Provided by Badgerlink.

Search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video. Includes an online encyclopedia.Provided by Badgerlink.

TeachingBooks.net is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.Provided by Badgerlink.

Comprehensive database that allows teens to research health-related issues. It is a research, report, and self-help resource.

Management system for writing assignments which checks student's work for improper citation or potential plagiarism, provides for peer review and provides teachers with a paperless grading tool.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes Decades, Scholarships, Encyclopedia of the World and more!

Washington Information Directory - Provides an accurate, organized directory to congress, national organizations and government agencies.

The World Book Online Reference Center features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia,plus 16 additional databases that allow students, educators, and others to conduct in-depth research on thousands of topics.

Guided Inquiry Design Resources 

Adapted with permission from: Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in 

Your School (2012) by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes & Ann K. Caspari, Santa Barbara, CA

Libraries Unlimited, Copyright © 2012.