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The AP Art Library is open to students who are enrolled in the Advanced Placement Art courses. Over 300 AP Art books can be found through the library catalog and must be used in the library. All copyright laws must be followed.
A list of titles is available here.
Get A Public Library Card!
People living in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright counties are eligible for a free GRRL library card. Apply for your free library card in person at any branch. You will need a completed application, photo ID, and your address. Your GRRL card can be used in virtually any Minnesota public library. It’s the most important card you’ll ever get for free!Hennepin County residents can apply online and your card will be mailed directly to you.
Links will work directly if you are working at school. If you are not working at school, please use the passcodes.
Click here to open the Remote Access Passcode document.
(Be sure you are logged to your school Google account)
General Interest & Academic
AncestryK12 has awarded a grant to students of STMA High School for classroom access to:
- Ancestry.com (on-campus access only)
- Fold3 (on-campus access only)
- Newspapers.com (on-campus access only)
If you have trouble with access, clear your browser's cache/cookies and then retry. Please follow the grant requirements or the grant access will be terminated.
- Students will need to print and/or save most of the records that they find while using the sites.
- Students are prohibited from creating user accounts on these three sites. If any student is interested in signing up for accounts and gaining access to non-classroom versions of these websites, the student's parent or guardian must be the person that sets up the accounts.
Students may not create their own family trees on the site. However, the AncestryK12 site has printable charts and forms for printing and filling out. See your teacher for a template.
Creating a Bibliography - Works Cited -- References
Use any of these free tools to create a citation:
2. Citation Machine
Plagiarism: taking the ideas, work, words, or images from someone and presenting them as your own. You can avoid it if you understand how to cite, quote and paraphrase information.
You are cheating or plagiarizing if you:
1) Reuse or rework a paper you turned in for another class.
2) Order a term paper or buy one from an online source and turn it in as your own
3) Copy entire sentences, paragraphs, or images from a source and present them as your own
4) Take credit for group work without contributing to it
To avoid being accused of cheating or plagiarizing:
1) Keep all notes you take while doing research
2) Save as separate files all versions, revisions, or drafts of your paper.
3) When using the Internet for research, save the information you need as you go since it is possible for a site to change.
4) Make use of writing handbooks & style guides, along with sites such as EasyBib for proper source citation, and when in doubt, ask your teacher or librarian for help.
Primary Resources - a primary source is a first-hand evidence. It was there at the time of an event. It is contemporary to the period being studied. Examples of primary sources are speeches, letters, songs, legislation, court decisions, journals/diaries, interviews, artifacts, autobiographies, and photographs.
- Ad*Access - image database of over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements between 1911 and 1955
- American Rhetoric - online speech bank!
- Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
- Cultural Heritage - UIUC Digital Gateway to Cultural Heritage Materials
- Digital Collections: War Posters
- Electronic Library for Minnesota - search databases such as Historical Minneapolis Tribune 1867-1922, Minnesota Reflections, ArchiveGrid, and more!
- Eyewitness – History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
- GaleNet Student Research Center Gold - a rich collection of primary sources!
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - podcasts of historians discussing their work, lesson plans, online exhibitions and a searchable database of over 60,000 documents!
- History Matters
- Library of Congress - digital collections: Performing Arts, American Memory, Veterans' History, Prints & Photographs, and International
- Making of America (MOA)
- Minnesota Reflections - nearly 45,000 images and documents of Minnesota history; shared by more than 98 cultural heritage organizations across the state
- Minnesota State Archives
- NARA (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration)
- National Archives Learning Curve
- National Archives for Past History Days
- Primary Sources on the Web - University of California Berkeley, primary sites, sources, newspapers & journals
- Project Gutenberg - Public domain ebooks; hundreds of titles; formatted for Nooks, Kindles, and PCs
- Repositories of Primary Sources - Minnesota resources from Library of Congress- historic artifacts and cultural materials
- University of Minnesota Law Library, Clarence Darrow Digital Collection - 473 of the 900 letters written by and to Clarence Darrow, 1857-1938, the famous early 20th-century trial lawyer. Letters can be searched by name, year, or keywords. View documents written by Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Sinclair Lewis
- World War II Resources
- World Wide Web Virtual Library - World History
Your teacher can request a cart of fantastic Holocaust books. Ask them!
Search your high school library catalog which houses many great resources.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Go to the Menu, select Learn About the Holocaust
Holocaust Research Project -Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum
Memorial Museum of Children D'izieu-France
Jewish Museum in Prague
Holocaust Educational Foundation
The Anne Frank House Museum
1. Start with yourself on the family tree and work backward!
2. Fill in a family tree with all the information you already know.
3. Collect information from your family through interviews, phone calls, 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.
Interviewing Family Members:
--Take along pictures to start conversations
--Record the interview
Questions to ask for the Interview
- CASTLE GARDEN - Immigrant Search
- CHRONICLING AMERICA
- CYNDI'S LIST
- ELLIS ISLAND
- FIND A GRAVE - *** family members are linked!
- NATIONAL UNION CATALOG OF MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
- USGENWEB PROJECT
- U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES
- ProQuest Newspapers
- Genuki - Genealogy of the United Kingdom & Ireland
- Africa - Africa Genealogy & African Family History Resources
- Ancestryk12.com-genealogy Research (on-campus access only)
- Fold3 - Military Records (on-campus access only)
- Newspapers.com - Historical Newspapers (on-campus access only)
If you have trouble with access, clear your browser's cache/cookies and then retry.
These websites were procured through a grant. Please follow the grant requirements or the grant access will be terminated.
- Students will need to print and/or save the records that they find while using these sites.
- Students are prohibited from creating user accounts on these three sites.
- If any student is interested in signing up for an account and gaining access to non-classroom versions of these websites, the student's parent or guardian must be the person that sets up the account.
- Students may not create their own family trees on the site. However, the AncestryK12 site has printable charts and forms for printing and filling out. See your teacher for a template.
1. Identify your research topic
- Understand the assignment
- Determine the type of information you need
- Do preliminary research
- Narrow your research focus
2. Research In-Depth
- Find Articles
- Find Books
- Access Academic Databases
3. Evaluate the credibility of the resources.
4. Organize your information.
5. Write your paper.
6. Cite your sources.
Foods & Recipes - Websites
- Allrecipes: US Recipes - Find recipes from across the United States! Allrecipes has recipes for every region and state, including mouthwatering Southern favorites, classic fare from New England, and spicy Southwest dishes.
- allrecipes: US Recipes by State - Looking for American recipes? Allrecipes has more than 2,940 trusted American recipes from all 50 states complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.
- Whats4eats: United States - America is actually home to wide-ranging regional cuisine and the influence of immigrant groups both past and present. Includes New England clam chowder, Texas barbecue, cioppino in San Francisco to deep-dish Chicago pizza.
- Food Timeline - This resource provides state-specific cookbooks, official state foods, popular commodities, a quick list of traditional state foods, and historic notes and recipes.
- United States Recipes - Search by recipe, cookbooks, or menus.
- Mrs. Read's Class Recipes on her Google Site - International Foods, Baking and Pastry, Introduction to Foods
A historical legacy - something that is handed down from one period of time to another period of time.
How did your chosen leader or topic leave an impact on our nation's history?
Try searching under the "Research Tools" and "Academic Databases" on the Student Resources Page.
1. ELM > Go to the Letter M > Select either MAS Complete or MasterFILE Complete > Search for your topic or keyword
2. ELM > Go to the Letter G > Gale in Context HS > Search for your topic or keyword
Don't forget - all the academic databases have the citation already created - make sure the format is correct!
New! Save directly to your Google drive!
Remember all the academic databases are available 24/7 using the remote passcodes on the Google Doc at the top of the "Academic Databases" page.