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Need sources that don't count as Internet for an assignment? Try our electronic databases - they contain book and magazine resources online that will make life easier for you! Look for the database linksymbol below for these sources.

 

Art & Drama

Art History Resources
Directory with links to all sorts of art resources, from ancient to contemporary art.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Searchable 82,000 image database includes information on the artists and the works.

Monologue Archive
Need a monologue for drama class? Check this site out.

WebMuseum
Very eclectic collection of art from museums around the world and information about many artists. Not a complete resource but still fun and the artist you're looking for might be here!

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English

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, Bartlett's Quotations, Gray's Anatomy and hundreds more books online.

Biographical Dictionary
Searchable by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.

Biography.com
Database of over 25,000 notable people, both past and present.

database linkBiography Reference Center
EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Cliffs Notes
Literature notes for all those books you have to read for English class.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Amazingly complete college site answers any question about grammar, punctuation, composition, and more.

Internet Public Library Teenspace
IPL site with help in research and writing papers, and more.

Internet Public Library Teen Poetry Wiki
Express yourself freely in words and find new ways to do it.

Mythology
Everything you want to know about gods and goddesses of different cultures from around the world.

One-Look Dictionary Search
More than 900 online dictionaries indexed and searchable for looking up definitions, translations, and more.

Shakespeare's Complete Works Online
Left Romeo & Juliet in your locker? Get the full-text of Shakespeare's works right here.

Sparknotes
Free online study guide for a variety of books - Shakespeare, classics, and modern literature.

Speech Topics Help, Advice & Ideas
Need to give a speech for class or extra-curricular activities? Check out this site.

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Languages

Babel Fish Translator
Need to translate a word or a phrase? This is a good place to go.

Google Language Tools
Similar to Babel Fish, this site translates words and phrases for you.

database linkMango Languages
Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.

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Math

Algebra Help -- Purplemath
Broken down into specific algebra topics, this site gives you clear explanations along with examples to help you through those tricky areas that you just didn't "get" at school.

College of Chemistry - UC Berkeley Weights & Measures
Common equivalent weights and measures chart for quick reference.

Cornell Theory Center Math & Science Gateway
Links to resources for grades 9-12 in math and science.

The Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math
Math questions archives answer frequently asked and classic questions. If your answer isn't there you can email it to Dr. Math!

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Research & Reference (all subjects)

database linkBiography Reference Center
EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

database linkBritannica Library (Encyclopedia)
Award-winning encyclopedia for all ages.

Citation Machine
Choose a citation style, plug in your information, and get a citation for your Bibliography.

database linkEBSCO Magazines & Newspapers
An online reference database of general interest, business & health magazines and newspapers. Includes both full text and indexing as well as full text reference books.

database linkGale Virtual Reference Library
A database collection of electronic encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Information Please
Almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, and more.

KnightCite
Citation generator for students with nitpicky teachers.

One-Look Dictionary Search
More than 900 online dictionaries indexed and searchable for looking up definitions, translations, and more.

database linkPoints of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.

database link Rand California Statistics
California and U.S. statistics and public policy resources covering business, health, education, government, crime, and population.

Refdesk
Great source for all kinds of facts on the net, also neat stuff like word of the day, daily poetry break, tonight's sky, and today in history.

database link Student Research Center
Designed for Middle and High School students, this resource searches through articles, books, primary sources, maps & photos, and more to find the best information for student papers and projects.

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Science

Cornell Theory Center Math & Science Gateway
Links to resources for grades 9-12 in math and science.

Human Anatomy Online
Detailed description of human anatomy, with all kinds of links to even more detail.

NASA - News & Features
Official NASA site has an images gallery, feature stories, breaking news, and links to NASA subjects.

National Earthquake Information Center
United States Geological Survey site includes latest quakes, facts about earthquakes, tips on hazards and how to be prepared.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
Searchable database of the inventors and their inventions.

Periodic Table of the Elements at Los Alamos National Lab
Each element is clickable for a page of information on properties and uses.

database linkScience In Context
A one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. SRC's focus is on topics and concepts taught in school classrooms.

Steve Spangler Science Experiments
Steve Spangler's favorite science experiments, recipes and cool science projects. Includes links to videos of experiments.

WebElements
In-depth description of the elements in the periodic table.

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Social Studies & History

Archive Timelines from Infoplease
Excellent source for all those timeline assignments.

Biographical Dictionary
Searchable by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.

Biography.com
Database of over 25,000 notable people, both past and present.

CIA World Fact Book
Information about every country in the world. Includes maps, history, geography, political system, culture and more.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Gettysburg Address, Supreme Court Decisions, Congressional Records, and much more.

Country Studies - Library of Congress
Excellent site for descriptions of social, economic, political, historical and national security systems of countries all over the world.

History - Primary Source Materials
Need primary source documents for an assignment? Try this Library of Congress American Memory resource.

Mythology
Everything you want to know about gods and goddesses of different cultures from around the world.

database linkPoints of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.

database link Rand California Statistics
California and U.S. statistics and public policy resources covering business, health, education, government, crime, and population.

Religions of the World
Quick and detailed information about world religions and the ethics they advocate.

Speech Topics Help, Advice and Ideas
Need help with a speech assignment? Here's the place to go.

State and Local Governments
Resource page from the Library of Congress, meta-indexes for state and local government information.

U.S. Government Legislative Information
Get up-to-date information on current federal legislation, as well as information about other branches of the government.

database linkUS History in Context
For patrons seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

database linkWorld History in Context
For patrons seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

 

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