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RESOURCES FOR 10th GRADE RESEARCH PAPERS
The library provides access to a number of different kinds of resources. Some types of sources will be better depending on your topic.
If you have chosen a person, a great way to start is to read a short biography (1-2 pgs), either on a database or in a book. This allows you to get a sense of who, when and maybe why the person created what they did.
If you need assistance finding sources, the librarians are available to help.The list of databases is below.
Databases for this project
Use the databases to find information about your topic. Some database will be better for your topic that others. Try more than one. If you need assistance the librarians are available to help.
Literature Resource Center
Biographical information, criticism, works overviews, and more.
Literary Reference Center (part of EBSCO)
Similar to the above database but uses different sources.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online (part of Facts on File)
Harold Bloom's and other author's literary criticism, overviews, and analyses.
Provides access to over 1000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Electronic versions of many reference books. Includes the Encyclopedia of World Biography and many literature reference titles.
Proquest (off campus)
Searches over 8,000 periodicals, NYTimes, and other newspapers.
A family of 24 databases of scholarly and popular press articles, many in full text. Click on EBSCOhost Web. Academic Search Premier is a good source for peer-reviewed articles.
eLibrary (off campus)
Searches magazines, newspapers, books, and TV and radio transcripts.
Great Events from History
A concise summary of important events in history, including the significance of the event.
A database with over 2 million images from some of the best, specialized collections in the world. All images are rights-cleared for educational use.
Upper School Library Catalog
Find books, e-books, films, and other materials in the library collection.
Noodle Tools Citations
Use your school email for Noodle Tools. If you signed up from school with IP recognition it will auto authenticate you.
With Noodle Tools you can:
- cite and evaluate sources
- organize and outline notes
- create APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A link to guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles of citations.