Notre Dame Library
Research Resources Available to NDP Students 24/7
The Notre Dame Library subscribes to 11 databases. You might want to check out these databases when you have a research project because:
- You can access them at school or at home any time of the day or night.
- Each of these contains a large collection of articles from professional journals that fall under a general topic such as science or history.
- They are very user friendly and easy to search.
- Each one provides reliable information, is updated frequently, and often will provide the citation in MLA format.
- A username and password is required because the school is paying a fee for the subscription. The username and password will be sent to your school e-mail and is also available on the Edline homepage.
Notre Dame’s databases (and their links) include:
- American History Online – great for U.S. History, American Government, Pop Culture research projects
- Ancient and Medieval History Online – use for projects first semester of World History, also some research assignments in theology classes
- CQ Researcher – deals with current hot topics and includes pros and cons on issues
- Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance – electronic version of the 5 volume encyclopedia which is the most comprehensive career reference in print. This unparalleled resource has been fully revised and updated to contain the most accurate and current career information available. This e-book is very easy to search, and includes links to websites, photographs, interviews, and predictions for fastest growing careers of the future.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library – includes the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, Encyclopedia of Food & Culture, Encyclopedia of Countries and Their Cultures, Industrial Revolution Reference Library, and Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students (These are e-books)
- Latino American Experience - a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinos; great for Spanish class projects
- Modern World History Online – great for projects from World History, Contemporary World Issues, Theology
- Oxford English Dictionary Online – the complete Oxford English Dictionary in a digital format
- Polling the Nations – compilation of the results of hundreds of polls on a variety of issues. Great to include in reports on most any topic
- Religion and Philosophy Database – use for projects assigned in Theology and World History
- Salem Health - includes Cancer, Genetics & Inherited Conditions, and Psychology & Mental Health (Click on Remote Access Login and enter the password ndprepaz)
- Salem Literature – includes Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets. (Click on Remote Access Login and enter the password ndprepaz)
- Salem Science –includes Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Click on Remote Access Login and enter the password ndprepaz)
- Science Online – use for research assigned in Health and Science classes
- The World and I Online – this database can be used for assignments in foreign language, geography, theology, science and history classes
- Worldbook Online – digital version of the Worldbook Encyclopedia with additional features, current information, and easy to search format
- Writer's Reference Center – great place to start when you are writing an essay or research paper. All the tools you need are right here.
Additional research tools include:
- Noodletools - a website that helps students look beyond Google and find the search engine that best matches the research they are doing. This is a great tool and really one of the best places to start a search for information.
- Search engines other than Google that you might want to explore:
- Literary criticism resources – online literary criticism recommendations from the Internet Public Library
The Scottsdale Library has many additional databases. They are worth exploring and are available 24/7. If you don’t
have a library card you can get one online and immediately start your search. You will find their website at scottsdalelibrary.org. Click on the Business & Research tab, and it will take you right to their databases. You can also search their library catalog for print materials.
The Arizona State Library also offers online resources to residents of Arizona. All you have to provide is your zip code. There you will find magazines, newspapers, EBSCO database, literature resources, and much more.
MLA Citation tool: