Discovering History Research

US History

Video Explaining How To Find Your Information

Mrs. Terry explains how to use databases, websites, and book collections to find your information.

Tips For Choosing Your Topic

Choosing a Manageable Research Topic

Print Materials

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access thousands of non-fiction ebooks and quality reference materials through Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can print, copy/paste, email, or download portions of books and cite them automatically.
Gale Virtual Reference Library

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You can access over 100,000 non-fiction ebooks through Ebrary. You can search within each book and copy/paste sections from any book without downloading the entire book. Anything you copy/paste is automatically cited for you as well! Highlight and make notes within the book that you can access later.

Ebrary Link

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Mackin Via

To access all databases at home, log in to Mackin Via with your ID & birthdate.

Presentation and Technology Tools

Citation Generators