People of the American Revolution

Research Guide (5th Grade) - Created by Mrs. Atkins

How the Guide Works

Each section has a list of suggested information resources. These sources are appropriate for your age and reading level. You will be able to find information for your project more easily than doing a basic Google search. Check them out!!!

Suggested Books

The books listed below are available in the library. They are reserved on a cart for you to use for your project:

Alexander Hamilton : the outsider (Copy: 33586015749988)

The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin (Copy: 33586015088106)

And then what happened, Paul Revere? (Copy: 33586015089187)

Ben Franklin : his wit and wisdom from A-Z (Copy: 33586015752297)

Benjamin Franklin (Copy: 33586015088270)

Benjamin Franklin (Copy: 33586015088288)

Benjamin Franklin : early American genius (Copy: 33586015751448)

Deborah Sampson (Copy: 33586015090268)

George Washington : father of the nation (Copy: 33586015752768)

George Washington's teeth (Copy: 33586015090581)

George Washington's teeth (Copy: 33586015090599)

The great little Madison (Copy: 33586015750440)

James Madison (Copy: 33586015052581)

John Adams (Copy: 33586015751695)

John Hancock (Copy: 33586015868671)

Lafayette; freedom's general (Copy: 33586015868796)

The many rides of Paul Revere (Copy: 33586015868382)

Marquis de Lafayette : French hero of the American Revolution (Copy: 33586015753089)

Molly Pitcher : young patriot (Copy: 33586015868739)

Nathan Hale : hero of the American Revolution (Copy: 33586015751729)

The notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery (Copy: 33586015750853)

Paul Revere (Copy: 33586015868440)

Paul Revere : freedom rider (Copy: 33586015751752)

Paul Revere : patriot and craftsman (1735-1818) (Copy: 33586015089203)

A picture book of Benjamin Franklin (Copy: 33586015088072)

A picture book of George Washington (Copy: 33586015868507)

A picture book of Thomas Jefferson (Copy: 33586015089534)

Sam and John Adams (Copy: 33586015086639)

Thomas Jefferson (Copy: 33586015089559)

Thomas Jefferson : a picture book biography (Copy: 33586015535643)

Thomas Jefferson : a picture book biography (Copy: 33586015544041)

What's the big idea, Ben Franklin? (Copy: 33586015088098)

What's the big idea, Ben Franklin? (Copy: 33586015868325)

Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? (Copy: 33586015089336)

Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? (Copy: 33586015089344)

Why don't you get a horse, Sam Adams? (Copy: 33586015086613)

Why not, Lafayette? (Copy: 33586015751133)

Will you sign here, John Hancock (Copy: 33586015089286)

Suggested Databses

Databases are online subscription sources for information. To access them, you will need to type in a username and password (listed below). They will help you locate and cite information easily for your project:

World Book - Username: ouboces / Password: ouboces

Lincoln Library (FactCite) - Username: ouboces / Password: ouboces

Just type in the name of the person you are researching and follow the links to the information.

Suggested Web Sites

The suggested web sites will help you to locate and cite information correctly for your research project:

Mr. Nussbaum (Biographies)

Fact Monster (People) - scroll down to Search Biographies where you can type in the name of the person you are researching

Ducksters (Biography - For Kids)

Citing Sources

The following examples will show you how to cite a book, a website, and a database:


Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.


Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.


Author's Last Name, First Name. "Full title of work". Document date (if known), Full http

address, Date of visit.


Pikulski, Jack.“The Role of Phonics in the Teaching of Reading.” Feb. 5, 1997,, Oct. 6, 1997.


Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of the article.” Name of the publication. Date:

pages. Name of the database used. Web. Date accessed.


Junge, Wolfgang, and Nathan Nelson. “Nature's Rotary Electromotors.”Science 29 Apr.

2005: 642-44. Science Online. Web. 5 Mar. 2009.


EasyBib - You can use this website to help create your Works Cited but it helps to understand the information included in the citations. This is why the correct formats and examples are listed in the research guide.


If you have any questions, you can stop by the library or ask your teacher to send me an email. Have fun researching!!!