Cherokee HS Virtual
Research Databases (Get bookmark with passwords for home use.)
1. EBSCOhost – consists of MasterFILE Premier which includes articles from numerous general reference magazines,
full text reference books, etc.
Click on: EBSCOhost Web ..... Check MasterFILE Premier......Check "Full Text" box ....
Type search term(s) in Find box.
Example: "Navajo code talkers" Example: "school uniforms" and behavior
Or click on green SUBJECTS tab at
the top to do a Subject search.
2. SIRS Researcher - provides general reference, social issues, health, science, and business (full-text)
articles from scholarly newspapers and magazines.
Click circle next to Subject Headings .... Type in topic in broad term(s). Example: school uniforms
Or click circle next to Keyword/Natural Language .... Type in search term(s). Example: city of Atlantis
Features more than 1,500 magazines,
works, transcripts, maps,
images, Web links and audio and video sources.
Type search term(s) in Enter Keywords box. Example: homelessness in America
For credible Web sources, click on Browse Topics tab ...... Type in search term(s).
Example: "school uniforms"
Topics range from social and teen
issues to environment, health, education and
Type search term(s) in Quick Search box. Example: single-sex education
Or click on Advanced Search.
5. DISCovering Collection - provides articles in the areas of literature, history, biographies, science and social studies.
Type topic in the Search by Subject box (choose from drop-arrow menu).
Example: To Kill a
Or type topic in the Search by Keyword box (choose from drop-arrow menu).
6. Scribner Writers Series and Twayne Authors Series (World, English & U.S. Authors) -
Scribner provides extensive essays on authors/ literary works, and Twayne provides full-text
Twayne Literary Masters books on individual literary selections.
Click on Writers A-Z or Authors A-Z ........ Select your author from the listing.
Example in Scribner: Click on L. Locate: Lee, Harper. Click on name for information.
7. Magill on Literature and Authors - provide plot summaries and critical analyses on literary selections
and information on over1,500 notable authors.
Click on Magill On Literature and Magill On Authors ..... Check both
boxes .... Click Continue.
Type topic in Find box.
Example: Silent Spring
8. History Resource Center: U.S. - provides numerous historical documents, reference articles, and full-text journals
covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. History from pre-Colonial to the present time.
Type search term(s) in the Basic Search box or click on Person, Subject or Advanced.
Example: "chemical warfare"
Index to the Internet – (http://lii.org/)
The mission of Librarians' Index to the Internet is to
provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources.
in "quotation marks."
On the cart, there
are books on many of the research topics on your assignment sheet. Look at the
carefully for one(s) on your topic. Find other books by using the Cherokee Catalog.
To access the book catalog from the media center computers, click on: Start, Programs, Cherokee Catalog.
To access from home, go to the media center web page (http://cmcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/).
Click on: Cherokee Library Media Collection.
Mrs. L. Dennis, South Media Specialist
updated - 2/05