Research - Databases

  • Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) Databases
    http://www.elm4you.org/

    Here are some databases that have proven to be most helpful in ELM.  You can search any of these databases using the link above:

    Middle School

    • Britannica Online School Edition:  Middle School 
      Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

    • Student Resources In Context 
      Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, InfoTrac Student Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Edition databases.

    • Points of View Reference Center 
      Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.

    • Science Reference Center 
      Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Student Research Center and Kids Search databases.


    High School

    • Britannica School Edition: High School
      Encyclopedia content for high school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

    • Student Resources In Context 
      Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, InfoTrac Student Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Edition databases.

    • Points of View Reference Center 
      Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.

    • Science Reference Center 
      Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Student Research Center and Kids Search databases.

    Dakota County Library Databases
    There are additional databases available from the Dakota County Public Library linked here