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DBM Library: Research

Library resources and information for students, parents, and staff at W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School

Doing research at Du Bois Middle School

To research simply means to look for information with intensity and purpose--it's something we do every day, whether we are trying to figure out what new series to stream, what snack to eat, or what book to read. 

On this page you will find links to online collections of information called databases, as well as to newspapers, citation managers, and info on the research process.  Browse what fits best for your research task, and don't hesitate to drop by the library for some 1-on-1 help!

Social Studies Databases & Websites

Biography in Context


Science Databases

All Mass Library System databases

Can't find what you need?  Click here to link to all databases available to all databases available to Massachusetts library users.

Newspapers and Encyclopedias



General databases

What are databases and why do we use them?

Citing your sources: Why and How

Citing your work is essential!  Always follow your instructor's guidance on their preferred citation style, rules, and format.  The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides writing, research, and citation guidance for every style. Link to the guide here, and watch the video on how to format your Works Cited page in MLA style.