Did You Know That River Dell Has Digital Libraries?21st Century students use print books, ebooks, the Internet, andsubscription research databases to locate informationWhat's the difference between our digital collections and the regular Internet?Our digital resources are part of the Library Media Center collection, just like the books. They don't live on the Library shelves with the books - they are shelved in the cloud. But they are like our physical collection in one very important way: the digital databases are carefully selected and purchased with students in mind. That means you have a collection of high-quality reference sources, newspapers, magazines and images at your fingertips when you need authoritative, reliable and up-to-date information for your school work.
So here's the important part: The RD digital databases are filled with information that is reliable, trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate. You can't say that about all websites. Don't forget to search the databases when you have a research project.WHY DATABASES? Watch this video to understand why we are so excited about the RD Research Databases.
Need to use the databases from home?HOME ACCESS: To use the RD Databases on a computer away from school, use the remote logins locked behind the key below. After you click the key, log in to your SchoolWires account to see the usernames and passwords.Click the key:RD DATABASES Type directly into the search widgets or click the database logosFacts on File databasesSOCIAL STUDIESRethink Wikipedia - Encyclopedia Britannica is an excellent place to start your research to build background knowledge, to learn new search terms and keywords, and to collect high-quality images and video for your presentationsCITATION NOTE: Cite Britannica articles as 'Reference Source.' Also note that these articles exist only online, so you must specify that the material is in "e-publication/born digital."Click below for a how-to guide on citing Britannica articles >>>
Teen Health & Wellness is an authoritative database with up-to-date articles on all aspects of physical and mental health.CITATION NOTE: Cite TH&W articles as 'Reference Source.' Also note that these articles exist only online, so you must specify that the material is in "e-publication/born digital."Click below for a how-to guide on citing Teen Health & Wellness articles >>>
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of over 300 reference ebooks including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries.
CITATION NOTE: All GVRL sources are cited as 'Reference Source.'Click below for a how-to guide on citing GVRL >>>
eLibrary contains full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, books, maps, photographs, audio and video files, radio and television transcripts, and links to websites. Type your search directly into the search box below.
CITATION NOTE: To cite information from eLibrary, you must determine the type of source your are citing: inother words, a newspaper or magazine article, a photo, etc. See Ms. Risi if you need help deciding.
SIRSSIRS covers all sides of leading current issues. It provides a pro/con presentation with accompanying articles from newspapers, magazines and other publications.NOTE: You may type a controversial issue such as 'gun control' or 'climate change' directly into the SIRS search bar. To browse all leading pro/con issues in the SIRS database, just click on the logo for ProQuest SIRS Knowledge Source at the top of the green widget box.CITATION NOTE: To cite information from SIRS, you must determine the type of source your are citing: inother words, a newspaper or magazine article, a photo, etc. See Ms. Risi if you need help deciding.
Student Research Center contains full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, specialized reports, radio and television, images and primary sources. Click the 'Full Text' box and use the search bar to begin your search.Student Research CenterLimit Your ResultsCITATION NOTE: To cite information from Student Research Center, you must determine the type of source you are citing; in other words, is it a magazine or newspaper article, an encyclopedia article, a photo? See Ms. Risi if you need help.