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Online Databases

"All CPS students should take full advantage of the online resources provided by our libraries. While doing searches on Google or Yahoo does result in an abundance of information, students should be cautious of the fact that the information provided may not always be 100% accurate.
Our library databases offer students an authoritative source of information that is relevant, accurate, and available 24/7. Students should contact their school librarian for their username and password. If the school requires assistance with passwords or access, they can contact the Department of Libraries at (773) 553-6210."
This is the website for the Chicago Public Library system. Here you will be able to search for books throughout the entire Chicago Public Library system. You will also be able to search the online article databases. Remember, in order to get into the article databases from anywhere other than a Chicago Public Library, you will need the ID number from your Chicago Public Library card.
Access to this database is limited to students who have been provided a log-in. Use this premier library database to search most any subject, get top of the line resources, and even create a bibliography as you go.
*****Scientific Research Databases*****
"ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research."
Free Online Full-text Articles - "HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!"
Live Science provides relatively current scientific articles within several disciplines including Space, Animals, Health, Environment and Technology.
"The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a collection of Web sites and other online resources, which have been vetted for use with students from elementary through college level." - School Library Journal
"Your source for the latest research news."