General Databases & ResourcesExplora combines several databases for your research needs. Start here when you need a wide variety of results.Middle Search Plus will give you results from Middle school level resources including biographies, history, and primary resources.Search Newspaper Source for full text results from more than 40 national and international newspapers.Students will make their own log-in once on the Learning Express page.
Why Do I Have to Cite My Sources?Creative Commons is an alternative to copyright. CC Licenses are becoming more and more common. Knowing these symbols can help you know how you are legally able to use an image.The United States copyright office website can help you to better understand how copyright works and why it matters.
Reliable Websites for ResearchChoose Biography.com when you need to find information about people in history or people who are well-known today.
The Library of Congress is an excellent resource for primary sources. Choose this site if you are looking for historical documents.
All Sides presents news stories from several perspectives- giving students the opportunity to see how an issue is viewed from left, right, and center.ProCon is the best choice when you want find both pros and cons of an issue. This site may be especially helpful when writing an argumentative paper.
But, I Just Want to Use Google...Google can be a great place to start your research. If you are going to use resources you find via a Google search, it is important to perform a test of reliability on the sources you are considering. Please see the TRAAP test to the right to help you choose your resources.