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English Language Learners (ELL): Articles: Online Databases

Starting points for finding information on learning English as a second language.

ONLINE DATABASES (WITH READING LEVEL INDICATORS)

The databases listed below contain articles suitable for a variety of different reading levels. All of them allow you to limit your search by reading level (lexile level), making it possible for you to find the articles that best suit your reading skills. Articles with lower lexile ranges (200-750) will be easier to read. Those with higher lexile ranges (850+) are suitable for readers with more advanced skills.

COMPLETE ONLINE DATABASE LIST

For other Madison College online databases, go to the library web site's A-Z list of databases. These databases are available 24/7 for Madison College students, staff, and faculty, with an internet connection. To get into one of the databases from home or work, just log in with your Madison College username and password.

CREDO ONLINE REFERENCE COLLECTION

Credo Reference offers over 400 reference titles. You can access them online anytime, anywhere. Use this resource to find:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Biographies
  • Quotations 
  • Medical References
  • Bilingual Dictionaries
  • Crossword Solver
  • Measurement Conversions
  • and much more

ONLINE DATABASES: ADVANCED READING LEVEL

Below is a sampling of Madison College databases suitable for research by students with higher-level reading and comprehension skills.  (Reading levels are not included.)