Research Support

Listed on this webpage are available online academic resources available through KAMS Library to help students on any research related assignments. Linked by each resource is a video intro and/or tutorial to help explain each online resource. Please contact Mrs. Kennedy, KAMS Teacher Librarian, for username/password access.

Intro to Research - Everyone needs to research some topic in their academic career. This is a quick video overview about how to get started on your research.

Video Intro: https://youtu.be/BpH-dtIoO-E

History Reference Center - History Reference Center also includes full text for more than 200 leading history periodicals. It features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.


Tutorial:http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5022

Biography Reference Center - A comprehensive collection of biographies on notable personalities and famous people.

Tutorial: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/brc/brc.html

Literary Reference Center - An expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.


Tutorial:http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/lrc/lrc.html

CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries and territories, detailing daily life and culture, including history, customs and lifestyles. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, each concise, reliable and up-to-date report is written and reviewed by local experts, providing users with unique, intimate cultural details from a real insider’s perspective.

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/UoBnojf8ZI8

Novelist Plus - NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources.

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/N4IqNp8q92c?list=PLLqgYj2sU6ypguF_K0WgyEe-YV_RLNbXO

EBSCO Discovery Service - This is an online research tool that “pulls together” almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. In fact, you could think of EDS as the Library’s version of Google.


Tutorial: https://youtu.be/ZF4IkM8Q0AE

Points of View - Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Link to the different .
Tutorial:http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3287

EBSCOhost - Online Magazines, Newspapers, Primary Sources, Biographies, Images & More Teacher Resources - Online Educational Journals


Tutorial: http://support.ebsco.com/tutorials/ehost/

ProQuest is a collection of many databases that provide access to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, and other publications


Tutorial: https://youtu.be/CvRnB3dLNnQ

The Encyclopedia Britannica contains carefully edited articles on all major topics. The articles in Britannica are written by authors both identifiable and credible.

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/o2ie3xex7RU

Science Reference Center - his comprehensive research database provides easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content.

Tutorial: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/scirc/scirc.html

Explora - Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.


Tutorial:http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/explora/explora.html

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers and educators covering curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/DUCCQWiXRms