Researching and Learning
Research involves finding articles written by reputable authors and published by trust-worthy organizations. Databases provide collections of carefully selected articles that often meet these requirements. NC Teacher Librarians recommend the databases on this page, but students should still evaluate each source and look for multiple sources on a topic before drawing a conclusion.
Gale in Context: Biography- articles and materials about people
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints- Information on social issues drawn from news articles, books, websites, and primary documents, highlighting the differences between contrasting viewpoints.
Gale in Context: Global Issues- International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Gale in Context: High School- Designed to be a single starting point for students at all levels. Formerly known at Student Resources in Context.
Gale in Context: U.S. History- Learn about the most significant people, events, and topics through an overview of U.S. history.
Gale in Context: World History- Learn about the most significant people, events, and topics in world history.
Academic Search Complete via INSPIRE- scholarly articles for in-depth research
Additional helpful databases:
North Central's Database Subscriptions:
No need to log in to these databases when you are at school. Check the current Canvas Library course or Your teacher can share the login information for use of these at home.
Stop the spread of misinformation
News sources: Beware of bias. Factcheck the news you find on social media. Do some research on any journalist, author, or funding organization before using it in your project or sending it on to family and friends.