Thursday, December 15, 2011

Junior Research Paper

While many teachers approach this project differently, there are some things that apply universally. Hopefully, I have had a chance to visit your class during the early stages of the project. Please contact me or message me if you have questions!

You should know by now that Destiny is our portal for all electronic content, including databases!

You MUST log in to access electronic resources!

If you are not certain how to access resources in the catalog, please watch the introductory video (with Peter Reinhardt's music).
In class, I stressed the importance of toggling between the three tabs to locate print books (Library Titles), databases (OneSearch), eBooks (Digital Resources).

It is also important to adjust your search according to collection size. We have 28,000 print books, 70 databases, and 1,400 eBooks. Clearly you will need a much broader search to locate eBooks, than databases.

For example:
Immigration turns up 321 print books, an unwieldy number of database results, and 71 eBooks. It is too broad a search term for any of the three, but changing your search to Irish Immigrants will take your number of digital resource results down to one. We have many more eBooks that cover Irish immigrants that that, they just haven't been tagged (cataloged in library world) as such (yet).


We are trying to add subjects to the eBooks as fast as we can, but we are a little behind.

Databases:

We no longer subscribe to ProQuest Platinum, but we do have ProQuest National Newspapers, (12 national news publications from the early-mid eighties on).
If you are looking for magazines, use Newsstand. It indexes thousands of periodicals, including several international publications.
If you are looking for a global perspective on an issue, use Global Issues in Context. If you want viewpoint essays on controversial topics, use Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

Class-specific resources:
Each teacher approaches this project a little differently. What follows are some notes that will help students explore the topic they have been assigned.


AMSTUD (wars in Iraq and Afghanistan):
  • ABC-CLIO has an overview database you might find helpful as a reference - World at War (This is database - refer to database page if you can't remember UN & PW)
  • For video resources, Frontline, (PBS show) is excellent! They have oodles of episodes on the topic. Check out the Topics button - there is one for each war! Use can also use the search field and explore!
  •  As promised, I added a block of "trusted news sources" to the left side-bar.


Gallo (emphasis on psychology):
  • Psychology Collection (This is a Gale Database - refer to database page if you can't remember the password)
  • PsychWeb (Invisible Web source for psychology resources)
  • InfoMine (Invisible Web source for psychology resources)
  • Intute Psychology (closed last July, but still helpful)
  • IPL2 (Invisible Web source for psychology resources)



EasyBib:
We now have a premium EasyBib subscription. You MUST be logged into Google Apps to access it! Please see instructional video below.

How are you using your iPod or phone, if you have one?
Are you using it for this? You SHOULD!
Take a look at the left sidebar to see what apps can help you with your productivity.

Newsstand, Opposing Viewpoints, and Global Issues and about 550 eBooks are all in the Gale Access My School Library app. It's free! There is a tutorial for adding that app in the left sidebar.

Not sure how to cite sources? The entire citation manual is accessible through the QR code in the left sidebar. Don't have a QR code reader? Get one! They are free.

EasyBib? Yup. There is an app for that. It's free.

Destiny? After the winter break, there will be an app for that too!.

Same time, maximize productivity, learn more. Use your device!








Monday, December 12, 2011

Controversial themes for research


Entering Opposing Viewpoints articles in EasyBib from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.
Designed originally for sophomore Language Literature and Composition class, this tutorial will help anyone who is trying to cite a database article using EasyBib
This is going to be so easy!
Identify a topic in Opposing Viewpoints resources center under the Issues tab (top left).
Scroll down to select featured viewpoints.
Choose 5 pro and 5 against your topic.
Sign in to Google Apps.
Scroll down to EasyBib
Create a MLA7 project to cite your sources.
Nate your notes there, in EasyBib






Tuesday, October 11, 2011

La Santé

Commencez avec Kiosko.net

Bases de données:
  • Global Newsbank (en Français)
  • NewsStand (en Français)
Maintenez vos sources! Nous avons maintenant un compte de la meilleure qualité d'EasyBib - ouvrez une session à Google Apps, font descendre l'écran à EasyBib. Glick Google, et voila! Il ya aussi une application pour votre appareil mobile



Les sujets:

1-Sida
2-épileptiques
3-cancer du sein
4-cancer du pancréas
5 osteoprosis
6-diabétiques
7-paludisme
8-asthmatiques
9-obésité
10-grippe
11-grippe aviaire
12-grippe porcine A (H1N1)
13-arthrite
14-cancer du poumon
15-Mersa
16-poux

Lord of the Flies Book Talk

Civilization v. savagery...

Loss of innocence...


Use the online catalog to locate any of the following:

Locke, Hobbs, Bible excepts, fairy tales (i.e. Hansel  & Gretel)




Non-fiction:

  • Where Men Win Glory
  • My Losing Season
  • Shantaram
  • Lost in Shangrila

Novels:

  • Ellen Foster
  • A Separate Peace
  • The Power of One
  • Black Swan Green
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Jellicoe Road
  • Postcards from No Man's Land
  • Jude
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Game of Thrones
  • Never Let me Go
  • White Oleander
  • Brave New World
  • Pendragon
  • The Road
  • Octavian Nothing
  • Graveyeard Book
  • Chocolate War
  • Usual Rules
  • Princess Bride
  • Charlotte Simmons
  • Ender's Game
  • Killer Angels
  • Fallen Angels
  • White Oleander
  • Numbers
Databases:
Books& Authors: This is a readers' advisory database. Type in the name of a book and it will recommend a list of similar titles - a "If you liked ___________, then you might like  __________________." service.




Please suggest others by clicking on "Comments" pencil icon below. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Amendment

Start with the online catalog, as we have a plethora of digital and print resources for this project. Recommended search strategies include "Bill of Rights", "First Amendment", "Freedom of ______________".  and replace _________ with the name of the freedom you are investigating.


Findlaw


To access this and other eBooks, Please visit Destiny, the online catalog. Use search strategy from above.

You MUST log in to access our digital resources. Instructions follow. 

The password for ABC-CLIO ebooks is the same as the ABC-CLIO databases. (see page 41 of your planner - orange)


We now have a premium EasyBib account. Here is how to access it. It is a piece on cake - it's in Google Apps. Just sign in and click on EasyBib!



Databases:


For each of the topics below, we identified a few choice books and recommended databases. 

  • Roper iPoll
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • National Newspapers (The Christian Science Monitor (pre-1997 Fulltext), The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext), New York Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal (Online), The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext), The Washington Post, WSJ : the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal)
  • NewsStand (2,400 media publications ranging from 60 Minutes transcripts, to New York Times, to Al-Jazeera) 
  • Historical Newspapers (yeah, that)
  • History in Context (history database)
  • Annals of American History (historical documents)
Roper iPoll is an amazing public opinion database. Here is a tutorial on how to navigate that database.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird

Everyone should consult the book Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird in Context

We also JUST bought - literally for you guys - we rushed it through to have it here today - The Thirties in America.It's a three volume reference book and it is only available in eBook format as of now. 


To access this and other eBooks, Please visit Destiny, the online catalog. 

You MUST log in to access our digital resources. Instructions follow. 

The password for ABC-CLIO ebooks is the same as the ABC-CLIO databases. (see page 41 of your planner - orange)




Databases:


For each of the topics below, we identified a few choice books and recommended databases.

For almost all topics, we recommend Roper iPoll. Here is a tutorial on how to navigate that database.



Lynching
  1. Search online card catalog for lynching. Suggested books:
    1. Lynching and Murder in the Deep South
    2. The Hangman's Knot 
     
  2. Databases
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Roper iPoll
  • History in Context
  • Annals of American History
  • SIRS Decades
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Historical Newspapers
Alcoholic parents and their affect on their children:
  1. Search online card catalog for alcohol* AND parent*. Suggested books:
    1. Binge
    2. My Mamma's Waltz 
     
    1. Databases:
    • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    • Roper iPoll 
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • National Newspapers
    Circumstantial evidence: what is it and can it be used to convict someone?
    1. Search online card catalog for criminal* AND law*. Suggested books:
      1. The Pig Farmer's Daughter And Other Tales Of American Justice: Episodes Of Racism And Sexism In The Courts From 1865 To The Present
      2. No Equal Justice: Race And Class In The American Criminal Justice System
      3. Defending The Accused: Stories From The Courtroom 
       
      1. Databases:
      • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
      • Roper iPoll 
      • ABC-CLIO American Government
      • National Newspapers
      • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Ku Klux Klan in the 1930's. Do they still exist?
      1. Search online card catalog for (Ku Klux Klan) Suggested books:
        1. The Racist Mind : Portraits Of Neo-Nazis And Klansmen
        2. The Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan Impact On History
        3. The Klan Unmasked
        4. Hooded Americanism : The History Of The Ku Klux Klan
        5. The Hangman's Knot
      2. Databases:
      • ABC-CLIO
      • Annals of American History
      • SIRS Decades
      • History in Context
      • Roper iPoll
      • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      • National Newspapers & Historical Newspapers
      Death penalty: 1930's
      1. Search online card catalog for (death penalty). Suggested books:
        1. Death penalty on trial a handbook with cases, laws, and documents (eBook)
        2. Lynching
        3. The hangman's knot: lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty 
         
        1. Databases:
        • SIRS decades
        • ABC-CLIO American Government 
        • Annals of American History
        • SIRS Decades
        • Historical Newspapers
        • History in Context
        • Roper iPoll
        • Gale Virtual Reference Library
        Abuse victims: How does that change their lives
        1. Search online card catalog for (Child Abuse) OR (emotional abuse) OR (Domestic violence)
          1. The Nurture Assumption : Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do
          2. Domestic Tyranny : The Making Of Social Policy Against Family Violence From Colonial Times To The Present
          3. Child Abuse
          4. Child Abuse And Neglect : Examining The Psychological Components 
           
          1. Databases:
          • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
          • Roper iPoll
          • National Newspapers
          • Gale Virtual Reference Library
          • Health & Wellness Resource Center
          Interracial relationships in the 1930's. Were they ever outlawed in this country?
          1. Search online card catalog for interracial OR miscegen*
            1. NPR: Loving Decision: 40 Years of Legal Interracial Unions
            2. Interracial America : opposing viewpoints
            3. Interracial relationships
             
            1. Databases
            • Historical Newspapers
            • SIRS Decades
            • ABC-CLIO American Government
            • Annals of American History
            • Roper iPoll
            • Gale Virtual Reference Library
            Jim Crow and the justice system. Maybe Scottsboro boys.
            1. Search online card catalog for (Jim Crow) OR (separate but equal)
              1. Jim Crow history
              2. Plessy v. Ferguson : separate but equal
              3. Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision
            2. Databases:
            • ABC-CLIO
            • History in Context
            • Annals of American History
            • Gale Virtual Reference Library
            • Historical Newspapers
            • Roper iPoll
            Harper Lee: Her relationship with her father
            1. Search online card catalog for (Harper Lee) AND literature
              1. Years of Protest
              2. Readings on To Kill a Mockingbird
              3. Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird 
               
              1. Databases:
              • Gale Literature Resource Center
              • National Newspapers
              • Historical Newspapers
              • Biography in Context
              • Gale Virtual Reference Library
              Adolf Hitler's reasons for targeting the Jewish people
              1. Search online card catalog for (Hitler OR Nazi*) AND Jews
                1. Explaining Hitler
                2. Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird 
                 
                1. Databases:
                • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                • li>Biography in Context
                • National Newspapers
                • ABC-CLIO
                • History in Context

                Wednesday, September 21, 2011

                Disasters!

                This is a super exciting project for your librarians :-)

                Seriously, we added a whole collection of disaster-related resources a few years back and then the project we bought them for was dropped :-(

                But now... we have Mr. Staffaroni :-)

                And we can examine disasters again :-))

                So how do we access all these resources?

                Destiny, the online catalog is a great starting place

                There are lots and lots of new features in Destiny this year - Namely, we grouped our eBooks under a different tab - very helpful in filtering out what you cannot access, depending on whether you are physically here in school or not.

                Also, there is what folks call a federated search tab (OneSearch), which sifts through our databases in one fell swoop and returns results based on your inquiry.  It's still a little buggy, but we are working on it.

                So that's the good news. Here is the important piece. YOU MUST LOG IN to access these resources! Use the same user name and password you use to access the schooo network on any computer in the building.




                If your screen looks like You did not log in :-(







                If your screen looks like this, you did log in :-)








                 Databases:
                I don't want to give too much away, but there is a follow-up piece to this project. You will need to look at local news. Luckily for you, there is a database of just that at New Canaan Library, and we have access to it! Newsbank New Canaan Newspapers

                Thursday, September 8, 2011

                Colonies Project

                Useful Reference books:

                The American Years
                The Timetables of American History
                Datapedia of the United States
                Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
                Historical Statistics of the United States:Two Centuries of the Census
                American Eras: The Colonial Era (Also available online in Oliver, the online catalog)
                The Colonial Era (A Eyewitness History)

                Call numbers for non-fiction books:

                974.2 United States - history - New Hampshire
                974.5 United States - history - Rhode Island
                974.7 United States - history - New York
                974.71 United States - history - New York, NY
                974.8 United States - history - Pennsylvania
                974.9 United States - history - New Jersey
                975.5 United States - history - Virginia
                975.6 United States - history - North Carolina
                975.7 United States - history - South Carolina

                Databases:

                Encyclopaedia Britannica
                ABC-CLIO - American History
                Gale Virtual Reference library
                History Resource Center
                Access Newspaper Archive (at school only)!

                Thursday, May 26, 2011

                The Things They Carried

                Online catalog:
                iraq AND war AND (service* OR soldier* OR militar* OR veteran*)

                Databases:
                ABC-CLIO America at War
                ProQuest Platinum
                Roper iPoll

                Wednesday, May 25, 2011

                Inmigración

                Books: For your research, we have an excellent collection of books. The call number for U.S. immigration is 304.873, followed by the name of the country of origin. We also have hundreds of eBooks, all of which can be accesses through the online catalog.

                eBooks of interest (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT! - see left sidebar) :


                Use the school user name and password, not your personal one to access the page (see p. 41 of your NCHS planner)

                Encyclopedia Britannica Multilingual
                Global Issues in Context - non-American perspective on global issues (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - see sidebar
                Informe (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - see sidebar)
                PowerSearch - current periodicals (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - see sidebar)
                ProQuest Platinum (search in Spanish and some of your results will be in Spanish)
                Roper iPoll - a public opinion survey database

                Monday, May 16, 2011

                World Crisis





                Remember, you need 5 articles! Keep track of your sources as you go. Database links die, so keep track of your citations, not just links.


                We are going to create a newspaper of your collected information using Twitter. We would like you to set up a Twitter account (please see Ms. Luhtala if you prefer not to. We have other options). I also recommend a  social media dashboard like:
                TweetDeck
                Seesmic (Windows)
                Hootsuite

                My favorite Twitter tutorials are on this blog (Twitter 101 and Twitter 102)

                This is the NCHS social studies hashtag: #ncramsss Your Tweets will NOT be recorded if you do not include this hashtag in them, nor will they be recorded if they don't contain links!

                You should, at this point, know how to get background information on your country, but just in case, here are recommended Internet sources:




                Databases:
                Remember how to log in to the database page? Page 41 of your NCHS planner!




                Country background information:
                • ABC-CLIO World Geography
                • Countries and Their Cultures
                • World Data Analyst
                Current events:
                Power Search (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - see left sidebar)
                ProQuest Platinum
                Global Issues in Context (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - see left sidebar)





















                Social News 


                Once you have a sense of what you are looking for, and what stories you want to cover, start looking for web links you can Tweet. You can't Tweet database articles. 

                Kiosko.net World news services organized geographically - This is a great way to find out what today's hot stories are in countries around the world, and the names of the mainstream news sources for specific countries. 

                Live Twitter feeds from various countries in the Middle East & North Africa


                1. We are archiving your Tweets research in a Paper.li
                2. Our Paper.Li will only capture your Tweets with links!
                3. Shorten your URLs:
                  http://bit.ly

                  http://ow.ly
                4. BEWARE! This is the real world and there may be inappropriate content including violent images. Be responsible.
                5. Be critical. Review your resources carefully (rubric coming). Think about what you are looking at:
                • Is your source a blog? (i.e. Facebook, Wordpress, Blogger/Blogspot)
                • Is it a news source? (i.e. Reuters, NYT, BBC, Associated Press, Al-Jazeera)
                • Is it a reference source (CIA World Factbook, etc...)

                Hashtag reminder: #ncramsss

                Ms. Luhtala on Twitter: @mluhtala

                Sunday, May 8, 2011

                To Kill a Mockingbird

                Everyone should consult the book Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird in Context (813.009). We have five copies.

                Also check Google Scholar:

                The following eBook collection will help you all. To conserve space here, I lumped them all together. You will need the user name and password (log into you Google Apps account, first.last@ncps-k12.org, to access document) information to access the ebook


                 ABC-CLIO
                Gale (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - instructions in left sidebar - this is in the Gale Virtual Reference library):
                Recommended sites for images:
                What follows are suggested searches for your assigned topics:
                Lynching: 

                Online catalog, Destiny:
                Lynching
                Hate crime
                  Databases:
                        • ABC-CLIO American History
                        • Annals of American History
                        • History in Context (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - instructions in left sidebar)
                        • Gale Virtual Reference Library (THERE'S AN APP 4 THAT - instructions in left sidebar)
                        • Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
                        • ProQuest Historical Newspapers 
                        • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant 
                        • Roper iPoll (public opinion survey)
                        • SIRS Decades
                      Alcoholic parents and their affect on their children:  
                      Al-Anon might be a useful web destination
                      Online catalog, Destiny: alcohol* AND (parent* OR mother* OR father*) alcohol* AND child* alcoholism
                        Databases:
                            • ABC-CLIO Issues
                            • Health and Wellness Resource Center
                            • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                            • Opposing Viewpoints in Contest
                            • ProQuest Platinum 
                          Circumstantial evidence: what is it and can it be used to convict someone? A useful online resource: Findlaw
                          Online catalog, Destiny: criminal* AND law* trial AND evidence
                            Databases:
                                • ABC-CLIO: Issues
                                • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
                                • PowerSearch
                                • ProQuest Platinum
                              Ku Klux Klan in the 1930’s. Do they still exist? 
                              Online catalog, Destiny: "Ku Klux Klan"
                                Databases:
                                    • ABC-CLIO: American History 
                                    • ABC-CLIO Issues
                                    • History in Context
                                    • Gale Virtual Reference Library 
                                    • Opposing Viewpoints
                                    • PowerSearch
                                    • ProQuest Platinum
                                    • Roper iPoll
                                Death penalty: 1930’s
                                Search Destiny, the online catalog: "death penalty"
                                  Databases:
                                      • Dallas Morining News Historical Newspapers
                                      • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                                      • History in Context
                                      • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant
                                      • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
                                      • Roper iPoll
                                    Abuse victims: How does that change their lives 
                                    Search Destiny, the online catalog for "Child Abuse" OR "emotional abuse" OR "Domestic violence"
                                      Databases:
                                          • Dallas Morning News Historical Newspapers
                                          • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                                          • History in Context
                                          • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant
                                          • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
                                          • Roper iPoll
                                          • SIRS decades 
                                        Interracial relationships in the 1930’s. Were they ever outlawed in this country? Useful website NPR: Loving Decision: 40 Years of Legal Interracial Unions Search Destiny, the online catalog: interracial OR miscegen*
                                            Databases:
                                              • Dallas Morning News Historical Newspapers
                                              • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                                              • History in Context
                                              • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant
                                              • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
                                              • Roper iPoll
                                              • SIRS decades
                                            Jim Crow and the justice system. Maybe Scottsboro boys Useful website: http://www.jimcrowhistory.org  
                                            Search Destiny, the online catalog for: "Jim Crow" OR "separate but equal"
                                              Databases:
                                                  • ABC-CLIO: American History
                                                  • Dallas Morning News Historical Newspapers
                                                  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
                                                  • History in Context
                                                  • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant
                                                  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
                                                  • Roper iPoll
                                                  • SIRS decades
                                                Harper Lee: Her relationship with her father Search Destiny, the online catalog for "Harper Lee" AND literature
                                                  Databases:
                                                      • Biography in Context
                                                      • Gale Literature in Context
                                                      • ProQuest Platinum
                                                    Adolf Hitler’s reasons for targeting the Jewish people   
                                                    Search Destiny, the card catalog for "Hitler OR Nazi*" AND Jews
                                                      Databases:
                                                          • ABC-CLIO: World at War
                                                          • Biography in Context
                                                          • History in Context
                                                          • Roper iPoll

                                                    Thursday, May 5, 2011

                                                    Trade Simulation

                                                    World Empires & TradeBefore the European Renaissance 

                                                    We have three eBook providers, and that is only relevant for you because you will access them differently. 



                                                    • You can read Follett eBooks in Destiny, the online catalog. Only one person can read a Follett book at a time (that will change in December). The reader (top right of screen - Read Online) depends on Flash, which makes them hard to read on an iPad/iPhone, but there is a tiny oval button at bottom of the screen that allows you to Read eBook without Flash. Be sure to click to a page, as the book cover will make it look like it isn't working. You will need our school's password (see p 41 of your planner).
                                                    • We have about 550 ABC-CLIO eBooks. You can locate them two ways: individually, through Destiny, and also through the ABC-CLIO eBook collection. You need to log on to ABC-CLIO to access these. (database key is on database page or you can log in to Google Apps (first.last@ncps-k12.org) and retrieve it from the image on left sidebar here in @THE ANNEX.
                                                    • Gale eBooks are housed in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, but you can also access individual eBooks through Destiny. The Gale password is the same here as it is for Follett eBooks. There are iPad, iPhone, and Droid Apps for all our Gale products that simplify the log-in process, and searching as you can search all eBooks and databases all at once.

                                                    A history of India (Follett)    
                                                    The history of Iran
                                                    Iran
                                                    A brief history of Iraq
                                                    A brief history of Israel
                                                    A brief history of Afghanistan
                                                    The history of Thailand
                                                    The history of Cambodia
                                                    The history of Indonesia
                                                    The history of Egypt
                                                     The history of Ghana
                                                    The history of South Africa
                                                    The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire
                                                    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire;
                                                    Medieval weapons an illustrated history of their impact
                                                    Milestones in archaeology a chronological encyclopedia

                                                     Databases:
                                                    Remember to check page 41 of your NCHS planner for the user name and password information.


                                                    ABC-CLIO - Daily Life Throughout History
                                                    ABC-CLIO - World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
                                                    History in Context (THERE's AN APP 4 THAT - see left sidebar)

                                                    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

                                                    Church and State

                                                    We have eBooks you can access from home:
                                                    You will need to use the ABC-CLIO log on to access the eBooks.
                                                    There's an app for the Gale eBooks (There's an app 4 that - see left sidebar)

                                                    ABC-CLIO:
                                                    Abortion in the United States a reference handbook (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    American religions an illustrated history(ABC-CLIO)
                                                    American Indian Religious Traditions an Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Cults: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Cults in America (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Encyclopedia of Native American Healing (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Encyclopedia of Native American shamanism sacred ceremonies of North America (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Mainline Christians and U.S. public policy a reference handbook(ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Religion and the law in America an encyclopedia of personal belief and public policy (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Religion and politics a reference handbook (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Religion in the schools a reference handbook (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Religion on trial a handbook with cases, laws, and documents (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Religious freedom rights and liberties under the law (ABC-CLIO)
                                                    Treaties with American Indians an Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (ABC-CLIO)

                                                    Gale (There's an app 4 that - see left sidebar):
                                                    Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America Encyclopedia of Aging (Gale)
                                                    Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (Gale)
                                                    Supreme Court Drama: Cases that Changed America  (Gale)
                                                    West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale)

                                                    Other eBooks:
                                                    Religion and American cultures an encyclopedia of traditions, diversity, and popular expressions

                                                    Google Scholar:

                                                    Need a court case? You can review'em all in Google Scholar! Choolse your search terms, the topic, or the involved parties and they wil turn up. Be sure to use the Select specific courts to search link!


                                                    Once you've decided on a research question and thesis, you can start looking for books with a narrower focus than the reference eBooks


                                                    Databases: 
                                                    remember to use the generic log on info on page 41 of your NCHS planner to access page. Do not enter your personal information.



                                                    Reference:

                                                    • Encyclopaedia Britannica
                                                    • ABC-CLIO
                                                    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (There's an App 4 That - see left sidebar)
                                                    Historical:

                                                    • History in Context  (There's an App 4 That - see left sidebar)
                                                    • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (from 1850)
                                                    • ProQuest Historical Hartford Courant (from 1760)
                                                    Current context:

                                                    • ProQuest Platinum (current news)
                                                    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (for more "controversial" belief systems or court cases)
                                                    Global Perspective:

                                                    • Global Issues in Context 
                                                    • Global NewsBank

                                                    Questions? Check our YouTube channel 

                                                    Check your bibliography using the online bibliography evaluation form