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How To Start Your Research
Begin your research by learning about a topic. Start by finding and reading encyclopedia articles to get an overview of your topic.
Questions about this guide? Ask your librarian for help!
Encyclopedias - MS
Search for your topic in the encyclopedias listed below. Use important keywords for best results.
Go to the Database Passwords page to access online resources outside of school or ask your librarian for help.
Britannica School An integrated resource that not only provides articles by school level, but also links to newspaper and magazine articles, websites, primary resources, and e-books! Includes images, videos, and a dictionary.
Search tip: Start your search in the Elementary level 1. Go to levels 2 (Middle) & 3 as needed.
Search tip: Start your search in Kids and then search World Book Student for more detailed information.
Scholastic Go Grolier Online includes eight different databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
Contains reference articles on more than 200 countries, get a kid's-eye view of daily life around the world and find reports on all of the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and territories.