Media Center Resources

Listed below are links  to a variety of tools and resources students may use to assist them in research and other academic tasks. New resources are always being added, so check back often!


Educational Search Engines

Sweet Search





All databases available through Sandy Valley require login information--See Miss Lancaster or a teacher for details!


Student Resources


Opposing Viewpoints



Visit InfOhio for a complete list of available student databases!


Research Tools & Assistance


The Owl at Purdue-This resource provides entensive guides, tutorials, and information on everything from citation to plagiarism. A reliable and helpful resource every student should be familiar with!


The Library of Congress Research Tools-A fantastic collection of resources, including the Library of Congress’s own catalogue and an easy-to-use gateway to hundreds of other institutions’ catalogues. Includes historical and legal databases.


Infohio GO!-This is a great resource to use when faced with a research project or paper. Each step of the research process is broken down and explained, and tons of interactive tools and information are offered at each stage.



English, Grammar, and Language Arts


Project Gutenberg- A collection of over 40,000 e-books and texts that are available for dowload or can be read online.


Luminarium-This website provides information about the life, works and analysis of Medieval, Renaissance, 17th century and Restoration authors like Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton.


Famous Authors-Famous Authors is a biographical database of hundreds of historical and modern authors. Each listing includes a picture of the author and a short summary of their life.


Classic Authors-This is an online collection of the works of classic authors such as: Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Geoffrey Chaucer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Homer, John Milton, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau and William Wordsworth.


Literary Terms-A thorough list of literary terms and their definitions from a faculty member at Brooklyn College.


Poetry Terms- An impressive list of poetic terms with examples.


Absolute Shakespeare-This website is a complete resource that includes Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and even information about the legendary Globe Theatre.





Historic Documents-Use the easy-to-read text versions of the United States’ most important documents to familiarize yourself  with the words that shaped the government and culture of their country.


Finishing the Dream-Over one hundred Civil Rights Era clips from the NBC News archive including segments like Separate is Not Equal, Buses and Boycotts, Freedom Fighters and We Shall Overcome.




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