Research Center

Research today seems simple...type into the Google search box and hit enter.  But then what? How do you know which of the websites to select?  How do you know if the information is reliable? 


Good research depends on solid, reliable reference materials.  The online databases available from ODIN provide these materials.

Access to these databases is free to all ND students and Public Library Patrons.  If working at home, you need a library barcode to log in.  


 


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Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. Find continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 


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Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. Find continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. 



Britannica School Edition



For all Grades:
Britannica Online School Edition gives you instant access to four complete encyclopedias.    Designed for all levels of learning, Britannica Online School Edition offers students a gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.


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Points of View Reference Center™  provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.