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Links and information on PTHS online catalogs, databases, ebooks, and citation tools.
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2015 URL: http://libguides.pontiac.k12.il.us/researchtools Print Guide RSS Updates

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eBooks

Browse ebooks for research.

 

Books

Find books located in the PTHS library and in other libraries throughout our library system.

Find books located in college and university libraries throughout Illinois.

 

Databases

Look for full-text newspaper and magazine articles, images, and primary source materials.

Find full-text articles and other information on controversial issues. Use for persuasive papers and speeches.

 

 

 

All articles in the databases include text to voice which means the computer will read the article for you if you choose.

Visit the Media Center to pick up a list of usernames and passwords. You will not need them at school but will need them to access the databases outside of the building. 

 

Internet Search Tools

Sweet Search is a searchable collection of websites that have been analyzed by experts.  The experts believe these sites contain quality information.

Google is a search engine which means that a computer searches the Internet using a mathematical formula and produces a list of results.  When you use Google make sure your search is specific and your verify your sources.
Google News searches news stories posted on the Internet. 
Google Advanced Search allows you to make your searches more specific so you get better results.

 

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