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Research Tools

Purdue Online Writing Lab
(Purdue OWL)

The Purdue Owl offers free resources on writing, research, grammar, mechanics, style guides & professional writing.


Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Virtual Library is a resource provided by the Kentucky Department of Education to give students access to multiple research tools.  For home-use a password is required that may be obtained from the librarians.

Click here for KYVL Instructions



Pros & Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org provides information on issues that are controversial,  presenting them in a comprehensive, straightforward, and primarily pro-con format.


SIRS Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher is a highly-acclaimed student reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic,
political and global issues.

Just "click"  on the button above and search!

For use at home, stop by the MCHS Library for the username/password.

Teen Health & Wellness Database

The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular, and self-help support.  A username/password may be obtained in the MCHS Library.


Formatting a Research Paper

First Page of Paper

Works Cited Page


Son of Citation Machine

Citation Machine is a citation builder to help users properly credit information.



BibMe is a citation builder to help users properly credit information.