La Crosse
Polytechnic School
608-789-8940 | 228 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601

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Bloom’s Literature

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

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.


Full-text sources, that includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

Gale Databases

Includes many databases: Gale in Context: Biography, eBooks, High School, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, as well as OneFile- High School, Interactive Science, LitFinder.

Popular magazines

A link to the PDF or HTML full text of 61 popular magazine titles.


Salem Press – Health, History, Literature

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.


Issues Researcher is a Pro/Con site with hundreds of topics to browse.  All results are full-text.

Wisconsin Public Television

Includes PBS Learning Media, Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin First Nations, The Ways, Climate Wisconsin.

The World Almanac Online

Offers access to essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable format with a lot of content not available anywhere else.

Young Adult Goodreads recommendations

Rich in Color recommendations

Rich in Color – people who read and review diverse YA books

Recommended sites for finding images

MLA 8 Citation Guide

Primary Sources on the Internet

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.

National Archives:  U.S. Historical collection of documents, photographs, records and military records

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.

Battle of the 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.

The Battle of the Books booklist can be found at this site.

The Outsiders

The chapters each have their own link.

Cindy's young-adult book montage

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Blood Water Paint
The Marrow Thieves
All We Have Left
The Place Between Breaths
The Lying Woods
Hey, Kiddo
And the Ocean Was Our Sky
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Where the Crawdads Sing
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey
Miles Morales: Spider-Man
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

Cindy's favorite books »