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Do you need sources that don't count as Internet for an assignment? Try our online resources - they contain book and magazine resources for your essays and reports.

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Find more than 700,000 biographies from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

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Connect to live online tutors in one-on-one sessions for homework help, skills building, writing lab, and more.

Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics,  and learn something new.

Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

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Learn more about today's most significant science topics.

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An engaging reference portal to the most-studied topics in US history.

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An overview of world history that covers the most-studied topics.

Books

Del Mar Middle School textbooks are available at the Teen Desk for use in the Library.

Other helpful books include:

Extraordinary essays by Tamra Orr

Extraordinary research projects by Tamra B. Orr

How to Not Write Bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them by Ben Yagoda

Shortcuts for the student writer by Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Wienbroer

The student's only survival guide to essay writing by Bill Jensen, Steve Good

 

Videos

Research at the College Level: Advice for High School Students

Video for high school students getting ready for college.


Websites for Research and Reference

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

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

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

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.

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.

Shmoop
Over 100,000 Courses, Test Prep Resources, and Learning Guides, armed with gallons of academic WD-40 to make learning easy and fun.


Dewey Numbers and Subject Headings for Further Research

300’s Social Sciences
500’s Science including Mathematics
800’s Literature
900’s History