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What is FactCite?

FactCite is a comprehensive online database with thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations. FactCite incorporates powerful Thunderstone search technology.


What subject areas does FactCite cover?

Currently FactCite contains The Lincoln Library’s catalog of extensive historical, biographic, and reference material. FactCite is divided into five subject areas:


Can I use FactCite for my school assignments?

Absolutely! You can count on FactCite's content to be accurate. Just remember to properly cite your sources.


Can I use images from FactCite in my report?

Yes! Our researchers chose the illustrations with homework assignments in mind. You can use FactCite's images to illustrate your report, but you may not use them for other purposes.


How do I search for something on FactCite?

There are several ways to use FactCite's search capabilities.
Whenever you are on FactCite you will see the search bar at the top of the page. It looks like this:


To search for a specific subject, type it into the "Fact Search!" box above the green bar: 


Then just move your mouse over to the "GO" button on the right side of the screen and click on it.


Searching a subject this way will search all of FactCite’s categories. You can also search in just one of the five FactCite categories.

Click on the box with the word "All" in it to the left of the "GO" button. A list of categories will drop down. Select one of the categories and then click on the "GO" button:


My search returned no results, what is wrong?

Make sure you type in your search words with the correct spelling. FactCite does not recognize misspelled words like other search programs.


How do I cite FactCite for my Works Cited or Bibliography?

Here is an example for how to cite an online encyclopedia according to MLA format and an example of how this FactCite article on Heracles should be cited.


Here is the same example, but now the different parts of the citation have been highlighted.


Remember it is important to have the indent after the first line of the citation and to make sure there are periods in all the correct places.


I have another question that is not listed on this page.

If you have any other questions about FactCite please email them to: editor@thelincolnlibrary.com


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