Homework & Research Links

Biography


Books & Literature


  • InfoTrac OneFile
    • Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. (For book reviews, include phrase "book review" in keyword search)
  • Student Resources in Context
    • Use Literature search for information on books and authors.

Encyclopedias


  • Grolier Online (Access Grolier from home)
    • Search all Grolier resources at once from this starting page.
  • Encyclopedia Americana (Access EA from home)
    • This general encyclopedia may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Access GME from home)
    • Includes articles, pictures, maps and animations. It also offers timelines, suggestions for research topics and quizzes
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (Access Cumbre from home)
    • A resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners, featuring current news, an encyclopedia, timelines and an atlas.
  • Lands and Peoples (Access L&P from home)
    • A resource for students with information on countries, cultures, maps, and current events.

General Student Resources


  • Student Resources in Context
    • Full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: In Context
    • Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Includes statistics.
  • The New Book of Popular Science (Access NBoPS from home)
    • Includes a science encyclopedia, science fair projects and biographies of scientists.

History & Genealogy


Journals, Magazines & Newspapers


  • Access World News
    • The world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.
  • InfoTrac OneFile
    • A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal articles on a wide range of topics.

Primary Resources


  • Access World News
    • Has full-text newspaper database going back to 1903 from thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.
  • Student Resources in Context
    • Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: In Context
    • Once you find your topic you can click on the Primary Resource s button located to the right of the Main article.
  • Newsstand
    • Web-based full-text newspaper articles from all over the world.

Spanish / Español


  • (Access Cumbre from the Library) / (Access Cumbre from home)
    • Es un recurso para hispano hablantes y estudiantes del español que incluye las noticias al día, una enciclopedia, los calendarios y un atlas. También incluye una "aula de español" con lecturas, recetas y vocabulario.
  • Informe
    • Una colección de revistas latinas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
    • Informe is a collection of current full text articles covering business, health, technological and cultural events and issues from Spanish-language magazines.
  • Noticias en Español
    • Artículos sobre eventos y temas sociales, económicos, gubernativos, culturales y deportivos. También cubren temas sobre la ciencia, la ecología, la salud y los negocios. Los artículos cubren eventos y temas de actualidad en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el mundo. El producto es proveído en español.

Statistics


  • InfoTrac OneFile
    • A one-stop source for full-text news, magazine, and academic journal articles. Updated daily. (In keyword search include phrase "Statistical Data Included")
  • Opposing Viewpoints: In Context
    • Social issue topic overviews, pro and con viewpoints. Once you find your topic you can click on the Statistics button located to the right of the Main article.

Research Help


  • Citation Machine
    • Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
  • A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students
    • This site covers everything you would want to know about how to write a paper.
  • Using MLA style
    • For citations and quotations, includes examples of how to cite a webpage or email, from Purdue University
  • Homework Help Links from LA Public Library
    • Topics are listed on the left; scroll down half way for each page to see extensive website lists
  • Homework Websites by Topic from Multnomah County Library
    • Extensive list of research websites listed by topic
  • Ipl2 for Teens: information you can trust
    • From the merged collections of Internet Public Library (IPL) and Librarians' Internet Index (LII) formatted especially for teens; including "Frequently Asked Embarrassing Questions" link
  • Do Your Homework from Hennepin County Library
    • Research Websites for Teens listed by Topic