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Databases for Reference & Encyclopedias
Dictionaries, almanacs, indexes, and other reference resources offer general and foundational information. At the beginning of a research project, they can be a great place to gather background information and helpful vocabulary terms.
Quick Reference - Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
AAPB: American Archive of Public Broadcasting
"More than 7,000 historic public radio and television programs are now available for streaming and more content will be added periodically."
"DocumentCloud is a robust document research, organization and publishing tool used by thousands of people worldwide to find information in primary source documents and share those documents with readers." "Documents are contributed by journalists, researchers and archivists." Choose 'search' at the top of the page.
"Congressional Research Service reports are the best way for anyone to quickly get up to speed on major political issues without having to worry about spin — from the same source Congress uses." Conduct a search or browse the topics.
Federal Student Aid
"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.”
The site provides career, scholarship, grant, work-study, and other aid information from.
FedFlix, provides “the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.”
FinAid!: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Articles, links, and other information for financing schooling through scholarships, loans, savings, and military aid are provided.
"Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."
“…the team at MOVIECLIPS has worked tirelessly to collect clips and make them completely searchable by actor, title, genre, occasion, action, mood, character, theme, setting, prop, and even dialogue.”” With over 12,000 movie clips, you can search, find, view, discuss and share scenes from your favorite movies”” We are legal and free to every user.”
“All the info and tools you need to find, get in, and pay for school.”
This site offers test prep, timelines, scholarship, essay writing information, and articles for different types of post-secondary education.
“WebExhibits is an interactive museum of science, humanities and culture.”
The exhibits are Causes of Color, Calendars Through the Ages, Daylight Saving Time, Pigments Through the Ages, Color Vision and Art, Bellini’s Feast of the Gods, Poetry Through the Ages, VanGoh’s Letters, and Butter.
Web sites reviewed by Choice and/or the KCC Librarians.
On the Shelves of the KCC Library
Reference materials do not circulate. Please visit the library to take advantage of these helpful tools.