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Texquest contains databases subsidized by the state of Texas. These databases include: Gale Resources, Britannica School, and Adam Matthew Digital.  They are easy to use and available for student research. These resources contain reliable and accurate information. See your campus Library Media Assistant for usernames and passwords.
 
Google Scholar is a search engine designed to search scholarly journals, Supreme Court records, and patent records. In some cases the results will link to abstracts of books and articles that you will then have to obtain from a library or book retailer. In other cases results will link to fully viewable documents.
 
Learn how to find anything on the Internet with quality Web sites. Become a smarter, savvier searcher. FindingDulcinea.com
 
Safe search for Kids, by Kids!
 
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 2013.
 
Web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.
 
A search engine for students. Every web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by our research experts.
 
A search engine for emerging learners. Every web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by our research experts.
 
Provided to Texas Schools by ESC 20 and learn421.net; Middle School
 
Research Notebook for High School; learn how to organize your information, works cited page or bibliography, evaluation, how to use databases