A full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.
Includes eight databases: Student Edition, Student Resources in Context, Biography in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Science in Context, Gale Interactive: Science, LitFinder as well as GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library).
Information on the world’s most influential people. Easy to use portal with periodicals and multimedia that allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These resources are specifically purchased for La Crosse Central High School.
Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
Access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes full-text poems and poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
Information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Easy to use portal features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. This easy to use portal includes reference sources with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Provides access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
Offers contextual information on a wide array of subjects. Has authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Reference ebooks – Health: Genetics; History: Decades (from 1920’s to the 2000’s), Milestone Documents, Great Events and Great Lives in History; and Literature: Critical Survey of Graphic Novels.
This free Youtube link is most of the book in one continuous audio file. Time markers for each chapter are listed below:
Chapter 2 begins at 32:40
Chapter 3 begins at 1:03:41
Chapter 4 begins at 1:31:01
Chapter 5 begins at 1:55:46
Chapter 6 begins at 2:24:24
Chapter 7 begins at 2:49:05
Chapter 8 begins at 3:22:44
Chapter 9 begins at 3:43:15 (Cuts off early; no audio for the last 3-4 pages of the chapter.)
Chapter 10 begins at 4:09:08
Chapter 11 begins at 4:26:01
Chapter 12 begins at 4:35:14 (Cuts off early; no audio for last half-page of the chapter.)
Reputable sites that link to primary sources.
Digital Public Library of America: explore topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Draws from online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more. https://dp.la/primary-source-sets
National Archives: U.S. Historical collection of documents, photographs, records and military records http://www.archives.gov/
Library of Congress: Digital Collection – digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books.
The Smithsonian: Digital collections page offers a variety of research resources from the Smithsonian.
Rich in Color – people who read and review diverse YA books
Central Battle of the Books Team will compete at the state level the last week in February. To learn more about Battle of the Books (BOB) click here.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline