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Gale Research Databases

Topic Finder is a great tool from Gale to help focus a research question, connect to articles, and help gather keywords. It links back to articles in Gale Database.
 

This database features age-appropriate, reliable sources on a broad range of topics.

 

Password for remote access: slzusd

 

 
Click on this link for all three Gale Databases.
 
Password for remote access: slzusd
 
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Created specifically for middle-school students, this database contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. 

 

Password for remote access: slzusd

 

https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do?p=GRNR&u=sanl0634710&sid=geolinksGale Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. 
 
Password for remote access: POPPY
 
https://cyber.gale.com/cyber/ISSCI?u=sanl0634710&sid=geolinks&p=ISSCIGALE SCIENCE
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
 
Password for remote access: POPPY
 

https://natgeo.gale.com/natgeo/archive?sid=geolinks&p=NGMK&u=sanl0634710&userGroupName=sanl0634710NATGEO KIDS

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
 
Password for remote access: POPPY
 

 
ProQuest Databases
 
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Link to all ProQuest databases.
 For remote access: 
Username:   VPSGU86C4F
Password: T3tD+yGH
  • Country and State Reports
  • Geography and Culture
  • Pros and Cons of current issues
  • Articles that tell all sides of an issue.
A general reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Has a collection of over 500 full-color nonfiction books that can be sorted by Lexile!
 
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
 
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Ebook Central provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.

 

 

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for information on a particular person or place? Try these!

 

 

NEWSELA

Newsela

This is a great site to find reliable news articles and so much more!
 

 

 

REFERENCE DESK

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This is a one-stop shop for search engines, articles and random facts!

 

 

 

GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH

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If you absolutely have to use Google, this will help you narrow down your search.

 

 

 

DICTIONARIES

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For help with your vocabulary homework!

 

 

 

 

PRIMARY SOURCES

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If you're researching a particular event or period in history, these are great resources to use!

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What Should I Read Next?

https://whatshouldireadnext.com/

Did you really love the last book you read? Type in the title and this site will recommend books just like it!

 

 

Guys Read

http://www.guysread.com/

Book suggestions for boys!

 

 

Teen Ink Book Reviews

https://www.teenink.com/reviews/book_reviews

Book reviews written by teens, for teens!

 

 

Teen Reads

https://www.teenreads.com/reviews

Reviews written by teens!

 

 

BRAINPOP

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SORA
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COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE BASICS

 

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This video from Common Sense Media gives you the basics of copyright and fair use.

 

This page from the U.S. Copyright Office answers questions about copyright and fair use.

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT FRIENDLY IMAGES

 

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Looking for a picture or graphic for a report? This site allows you to search for copyright-free images. 

 

EVALUATING WEBSITES

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This handy checklist from Kathy Shrock will be helpful when you're evaluating a website for your research!

 

 

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Try and evaluate this website. Does it contain real, factual information?