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Citation Management

The library recommends using Noodletools or Easybib for citation management.  Both of these services help you organize your research by allowing you to take notes, keep track of citations, and auto cite your sources.  Easybib works with your GAFE account and can be added as an extension.

  • All students have a district account with Noodletools - you can login using your network credentials.

Paid Databases

The library has access to several paid databases.  The library encourages using databases as a means of providing quality information when researching.  Passwords to these databases can be found here (need to use your GAFE account to access)

  • JSTOR -  a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary resources.  This is an upper level research tool that is often used at the college level.

  • ABC-CLIO - provides authoritative coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects. Available in both academic and school versions, these collections are designed to help students better understand the issues, events, people, and places that shape our world.

  • ProQuest - eLibrary®—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content.

  • Encyclopedia Brittanica -  a general reference tool that offers timely, relevant, and trustworthy information.

  • Culture Grams - country information provided by the Newport Beach Public Library

  • Virtual Reference Library Trial - password irvi86576

  • Gale U.S. History in Context Trial - password PL2439

  • Gale Issues in Context  -trial - password PL2439

  • Opposing Viewpoints

  • Try the custom Google search engine to only search credible resources.

Next Level Research

Students who are information literate should be able to access the following libraries to locate more information.