Help with Research
MPLD subscribes to many databases in all subject areas that are free to cardholders. Databases are perfect resources to use for homework and research papers and include reference works, periodicals, and peer reviewed materials.
Help with Research
McHenry County College Library | Information Literacy Tutorial.
ALA - Using Primary Sources on the Web | finding, evaluating, and citing primary sources.
Find Sounds | finds sound effects on the web. Enter a textual description or approximation to produce a list of sources of the sound which can be downloaded to hear.
Making of America | is a collaborative endeavor among libraries, pricipally the University of Michigan Library and the Cornell University Library. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
NYPL Digital Gallery | More than 700,000 digitized images from the New York Public Library, including historical documents, photographs, art pieces, and maps are featured.
Yovisto | is a video search engine specializing in educational video content, including online lectures.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online | Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. MPLD cardholders only.
Gale Virtual Reference Library | includes several resources including American Women Writers, Contemporary Novelists, Contemporary Poets, Literary Themes for Students, and Major 21st Century Writers. MPLD cardholders only.
Internet Public Library IPL2 Literary Criticism | contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Internet Public Library | Online Literary Criticism Guide.
Purdue OWL – online writing lab | writing resources and instructional material and information to assist with many writing projects.