HOW TO SEARCH DATABASES - THE RIGHT WAY!

DOWNERS GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Downers Grove Public Library offers a number of great online databases. They have over 60 different databases available for you to use with your DGPL card number. If you don't have a library card number you can get a library card number from Mr. Berger in the LRC. Check your assignment notebook, the code is most likely in there!

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Do you love to use Google for research? Well guess what, Google has created their own free online database. You can use Google Scholar as a great way to find published books, articles, and journals. This is a great place to start finding information for your research project.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE

World Book Encyclopedia - explore updated print and online encyclopedias, reference books, nonfiction books, and other great resources. You must have a sign in to use the site. Please see Mr. Berger or Mrs. Rytych for the World Book Login & Password. Check your assignment notebook...you should already have the login and password!

ERIC

U.S. Department of Education database of education-related literature, including journal articles, conferences, government documents, reports, books, and bibliographies.

SCIRUS

Search the Web for journal content, scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents, and institutional repository and website information.

LIBRARIAN'S INTERNET INDEX

Websites that you can trust. A great place to search when looking for general topics.