High School Student Resources

Primary Resources (New!)

Teacher Websites - Google

Reference Links to Subscription Databases

User names and Passwords (sign in to your Google App account)

Britannica Online- Encyclopedia, atlas, dictionaries, thesauri & more!
Britannica Mobile- for access using your mobile phone
Culture Grams- Cultural information on countries around the world!
EBSCO- Journals, periodicals and reference!
ELM- Electronic Library of Minnesota, A World of Information!
Grolier Encyclopedia On-Line- Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia & The New Book of Knowledge
INFOTRAC- Magazines & Periodicals!
PROQUEST- Newspapers & Reference
SIRS- Magazines, Newspapers, Social Issues & Government Documents; Great for Pro vs. Con
Teen Health & Wellness- Teen Health Issues
World Book Encyclopedia Online - Encyclopedia for kids & students! In English & Spanish!

Browse the Library Catalogs

Destiny Library Catalog
Ebook catalog - (requires login, see Mrs. Craft)

AP Art Library

AP Art Library List - all books located in the Media Center

EBooks

Mackin VIA

Net Library - Read EBooks online! NetLibrary's eContent catalog never stops growing -- now more than 200,000 titles

Google Books - Access to public domain books, books out of copyright and books that the publisher has given permission. Previews and entire texts!

EBooks Minnesota -  Part of the Minnesota Humanities Center

Other Library Links

Great River Regional Public Library
St. Michael Branch
Hennepin County Public Library
Minnesota Library Network - Statewide library catalog
Electronic Library for Minnesota - Informational databases offered through the state
If you need print resources from other state libraries, please email Mrs. Craft or stop in the Media Center.

Primary Resources

Primary Resource links - first hand evidence! Find photos, speeches, letters, songs, legislation, court decisions, journals / diaries, interviews, artifacts, autobiographies, and photographs

Google Tools

Google Books
Google Scholar
Google News Timeline

Lexile Reading Levels

Find out the Lexile reading level of a book

STMA Writing Manual

Research Papers & MLA Formatting - 2015
STMA Writing Manual

Student Tools

Citation Help:
Bibme - Cite Your Sources! Use these bibliography helpers!
Easy Bib - Cite Your Sources! Use these bibliography helpers!
Citation Machine - Cite Your Sources! Use these bibliography helpers!
MLA Style Citation Guide
MLA Style Citation Guide 8th Edtiion (NEW!)

Completing Your Paper:
Turn It In - Submit your paper
Research Project Calculator - A Cool Tool!

Great Websites:
Academic Info - Directory for all academics
American Memory Collection Library of Congress
Atomic Learning
Bartelby's Great Books On-Line - A variety of reference, poetry, fiction, & non-fiction books
Encyberpedia - Dictionaries, glossaries and thesauri
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center by the US Dept. of Education
The Free Library - Classic books on-line
High School Ace - Many resources including a language translator
Internet Public Library
Multnomah County Library - Web sites on all different school curriculum topics
National Geographic Expeditions
Prezi - presentation tool
Primary Resources
Project Gutenberg - free access to ebooks!
RefDesk.com - Virtual Reference Desk!
Substance Use in Minnesota - from the Minnesota Department of Human Services
Teacher Resources
Virtual Reference Desk - Reference books, statistical resources, newspapers, magazines and more!
Click here to suggest a great resource!

Genealogy Research Links

Free Sites

Minnesota Resources:
http://c.mfcreative.com/mars/landing/social/minnesota-state-guide.pdf

Proquest Newspapers:
http://search.proquest.com/news/index

Castle Garden
Chronicling America
Crestleaf
Cyndi's List
Ellis Island
Family History Daily
FamilySearch - try
Find a Grave - try
Genealogy
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
USGenWeb Project
U.S. National Archives
WikiTree

Fee-based Sites:

Ancestry.com
Archives.com
Fold3


Tips for getting started in Genealogy:

1. Start with yourself on the family tree and work backwards!
2. Fill in a family tree with all the information you already know.
3. Collect information from your family through interviews, cemetery records and other family records.
4. Prove, document, and record each generation before progressing.
5. Do your own research to find proof and cite original sources.

Tips for interviewing your family members:
--Be patient
--Take along pictures to start conversations
--Record the interview

Questions? See Mrs. Craft in the Media Center