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Database Info

Clickable Lower School Databases:

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Clickable Middle School Databases:

Clickable UpperSchool Databases:


A college-based resource. This extensive platform features fully cited articles and magazines, biographies, e-books, and more.


Citing Sources

Purdue OWL includes writing guides, formatting and citation guides for academic papers.

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MyBib is a free (and ad-free!) bibliography and citation generator that makes accurate citations for you to copy straight into your academic assignments and papers. 

Citation Style: MLA 8

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and Humanities. Most teachers require MLA citations for their assignments. Ask your teacher if you're not sure!

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Google Forms

Fill out this survey if you want Sophie to help find you a book catered to your interests.

Fill out this form to request books for our library (or just let Sophie know general subjects you'd like to see more of )

Fill this out if you would like help with the research process for an assignment.

Fill out this form to write a book recommendation for your Lang classmates and teachers. Sophie will hang these up in the hallway!

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Although we currently do not have subscriptions to private databases, the #1 recommended database for upper school students that is currently free and accessible is JSTOR.

JSTOR is a digital library encompassing books and other primary sources as well as current issues of journals in the humanities and social sciences.


It is a trusted, peer-reviewed, highly used source.

We encourage our upper school students to use JSTOR to conduct scholarly research.

MLA 8 identifies these 9 elements to include, in this order, in your citation.
Not every source will have all of these elements though!

Why use JSTOR and not just google or wikipedia??

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How do I get started

  • Click here and create a personal account with your school email.

  • Use the “advanced search” feature to find relevant information.

Any tips for using the advanced search?

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