Research Links

INFOhio- A collection of databases and research tools FREE to all K-12 students in Ohio public schools. See a LMC staff member for the latest username and password (needed for home access).

Questia School- A database with over 15,000 full-text books, newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Includes a set of research tools which allows students to keep track of class projects, take online notes, highlight segments of e-books, automatically quote and cite passages, and generate a works-cited page. See your teacher or a LMC staff member for your unique username and password.

Student Resources in Context- This database provides magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, web links, images, multimedia, statistics, and primary sources related to many popular research topics. See a LMC staff member for the login ID.

Dayton Metro Library Research Databases-Access additional databases and professional indexes. ** You must enter your library card number to access these databases.

Wright Memorial Public Library Research Databases- Access additional databases, such as Literature Criticism Online and many more! **You must enter your library card number to access these databases.

Help with the research process:
Research 4 Success (INFOhio)- A course designed for high school students grades 11 and 12 to aid in understanding the research process. See a LMC staff member for the latest username and password (needed for home access)

Credible Websites:
Internet Public Library- Need a trustworthy web site? Try browsing this web directory. All included sites have been evaluated and approved for student research. It also offers online reference service provided by university librarians, subject guides, a “For Teens” section, pathfinders, and an "Ask an IPL Librarian" service.

Research Ready Website Evaluator- Answer a series of guided questions to determine the quality of a website. You will asses based on purpose, accuracy, authority, relevance, and currency.

Citations and Writing Help:
EasyBib MLA Citation Maker- Find information on how to cite different types of sources and create MLA edition 7 citations with this fantastic resource.

NoodleBib Express Citations- Current citation generator for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Purdue Online Writing Lab- Find information on how to write and organize a paper, how to develop ideas and support your thesis, and how to cite information according to MLA guidelines.

Writing Rescue Guide for Students- This guidebook from Affordable Colleges Online covers the different writing styles (Chicago, MLA, AP, APA) how to tackle various types of essays and papers, tools and techniques to help improve writing, and how (and why) to use your college's writing center.