College Park Databases
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Databases - Online
Covers congressional issues, both national and international. Each 12,000 word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. Each summary offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue. Features within each topic include background, chronology, current situation, pro-con statements, maps, photos, tables, charts, and bibliography.
User ID: wcphs Password: wcphs
Facts on File
Offers 3 databases: Bloomâ€™s Literary Reference, Career Guidance Center, and Science Online databases.
Bloomâ€™s includes essays, analyses, criticism, and essays on great authors and their works throughout history.
Fergusonâ€™s is a comprehensive database on workplace skills, schools, career resources, and 3,500 jobs and industries.
Science Online includes full-text articles, 1,300 experiments, 8,300 printable diagrams and illustrations, and over
Username: conroe Password: conroe
Contains 11 databases, 8 of which may be searched simultaneously. Included are full-text sources from hundreds of magazines, newspapers and academic journals dating back to 1980, as well as primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files.
Informe is a Spanish database of full-text Hispanic magazines.
Opposing Viewpoints offers balanced coverage of pro-con topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks) contains comprehensive, word-searchable Gale eBooks owned by College Park Library. These eBooks can also be accessed via the CPHS Library online catalog.
*Literature Resource Center, a premier literary database featuring Gale literary criticism, Scribner Writers Series, Twayneâ€™s World, and U.S. and English Author Series.
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Evaluating the Internet
Educational subscription databases strive to be reliable sources.
But how can you evaluate an Internet website?
Who is responsible? Can you contact them? Beware of anonymous sites.
Is the sponsoring organization or individual a reputable authority on the topic? What are the authorâ€™s/authorsâ€™ credentials?
Does the organization or individual have a bias concerning the topic?
Is the site a forum for opinions of a group or individual? Is the information factual or rumor? (Find the answer at a fact checking site like snopes.com)
When was the site last updated? Is currency an issue for your topic?
Where did the author get his information? Is there a bibliography or list of resources?