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Biography in Context Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorial 1 Video Tutorial 2
Biographies and articles about modern and historical figures.

Encyclopedia articles and a world atlas.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center Tutorial
Encyclopedia articles and a world atlas in Spanish.

Britannica School Tutorial
Encyclopedias, homework, and learning resources for grades K–12.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorial
Encyclopedias and other reference books.

Infotrac Junior Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorial
Encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles for middle school students.

Infotrac Student Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorial
Encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles for high school students.

MasterFile Premier (Natick cardholders only) Video Tutorial 1 Video Tutorial 2
Search magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and reference books.

Proquest Historical Newspapers Tutorials
Includes the New York Times and Boston Globe from the 19th–21 centuries.

World Book Online (Natick cardholders only) Video Tutorials
Encyclopedia articles and research help for all ages.

Recommended Websites for Online Research & Learning

Automatically generate a bibliography.

Essay Outlining Tool

EDSITEment Best of the Web
Educational websites about art, culture, history, language, and literature.

Finding Dulcinea
Tips and recommended websites for online research.

Google Scholar
Find scholarly articles for academic research.

Search engine for doing research online.

Power My Learning
Free educational games for grades K–12.

Purdue OWL
Learn to write essays and bibliographies.

SparkNote Test Prep
Barnes & Noble SparkNote editors provide books and online content to prepare you for the SAT, ACT, and AP Subject Tests. You can also visit their test prep blog that breaks down the SAT and ACT into manageable portions.

Online Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary

Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary

Rhyming Dictionary Dictionary & Thesaurus
Search 19 different dictionaries and thesauruses.