Research Resources


Username and Password List for databases at HHS

Database and Research Tips (downloadable file)

EBSCO Explora Database
Use these databases when looking for magazine articles or nonfiction ebooks to support your research.

Academic Search Premiere
This is a multi-disciplinary database from EBSCO. It provides full text for more than 4600 journals, and includes different sources than EBSCO Explora listed above.

History Reference Center
This is a database from EBSCO specific to historical topics.  It includes maps, images, videos, biographies, and more on topics related to U.S. or World History.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

A great database organized by topic that includes pro/con viewpoints, news articles, videos, and other sources.  See Mrs. Yoder or your teacher for the password to gain access at home.

Science In Context
Another great database, in the same format as Opposing Viewpoints, with topics covering math, science, health, medicine.  See Mrs. Yoder or your teacher for the password to gain access at home.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for all types of research.

World Book Encyclopedia Advanced 
See Mrs. Yoder or your teacher for the password to gain access at home.

Online encyclopedias with links to the web and magazine articles as well.


HHS MLA Style Guide 8th edition

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

UNC at Chapel Hill Writing Center



Son of Citation Machine


Topic Ideas...

St. Ambrose University Library (IA) Hot Topics

Old Dominion University (VA) Idea Generator

Pew Research Center Topics

Other search options...
Google Tips and Tricks Handout (downloadable file)

EasyBib Research (find sources others have used!)

Sweet Search (a search engine with websites gathered by research experts)
This site explains the pros and cons of 52 various controversial issues.
This website presents current news topics from a variety of biases, not just one angle, so the reader can get the full picture rather than just one side of the story. 

Films for Action 
‚ÄčThis website is a collection of over 1500 films (documentaries, etc.) covering social, environmental, and media-related issues.  Be aware of possible bias in the films; they cover a variety of perspectives about the topics listed.

Associated Press Archive
This is the Associated Press's YouTube channel, where the organization has archived over 1 million stories dating back to 1895.  Also check out the link on their page to their sister channel, British Movietone.

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