Students need reliable resources for their reports. Ordinary websites might not be trustworthy (and teachers often limit the number of websites students can use), the best articles are copyrighted and not available for free online and the library might not have enough books for every student when they all have the same assignment. What to do? Check out our online research resources! They reprint articles from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias, they’re free with your library card and they’re available from home even when the library’s closed.
Some of our best research resources are Academic OneFile, Biography in Context and InfoTrac Newsstand. InfoTrac Newsstand features articles on a wide range of general topics from worldwide newspapers and newswires. If teachers specify that articles from “scholarly journals” are needed, try Academic OneFile and its collection of scholarly titles in fields like science and business. Biography in Context is your best bet for biography reports, with articles from magazines, academic journals and books all listed together under the name of the person being researched.
To access any of these resources from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources, and scroll down to choose Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, InfoTrac Newsstand or one of our many other resources. You’ll need your library card and PIN if you’re signing in from home. Then search for your subject. If you need to know how to write citations for your bibliography or works cited page, look for the “Citation Tools” link on the right side of each article.
Can’t make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including all these school report resources! If you’re a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.