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  English Language Learner  (ELL) Reference  Center
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Database Information

"This multi-purpose information resource is designed for middle/high school students and those that are new to the English language. ELL Reference Center provides users with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, as well as reference materials that are created specifically for ELL students and the educators that work with them. Customized content and practice tests are designed to support ELLs' English-language proficiency and comprehension – in topics including literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing. ELL Reference Center content covers a wide range of subject areas– including Science, Math, History, Civics, Life Skills and Literature – and is written in an age-appropriate interest level, using vocabulary and simplified structure helpful to non-native speakers." -- EBSCOhost Website

Nonfiction articles and reference texts
Step-by-step guides and comprehension tests
Audio/text-to-speech support enables students to highlight and listen to text
ELL reading levels

Search Operators
Connectors: AND, OR, NOT
Wildcards: ? = one or more unknown characters (e.g. wom?n)
Truncation: * = place at the end of a root word (e.g. comput*)
Proximity: <search term> N# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart

Database Access

English Language Learner (ELL) Reference Center

English Language Learner Tutorial for Students
Provides a basic overview of how to use ELL Reference Center.


Introduction to Databases
Explains why you should use databases when conducting academic research.