Teens: Homework Help - Social Studies Connecting Learners to Libraries


Spokane Public Library has partnered with the High School Libraries of the Spokane Public Schools to create this list of public library resources that are useful to High School Students working on Social Studies projects.


Useful for World War I Research
     Subscription Databases

     E-books

Useful for General Social Studies Research

     Subscription Databases

     E-books

     Websites


The following resources are useful for research on World War I:


Library Subscription Databases
These sites will require your current Spokane Public Library resident library card number to access outside of Spokane Public Library locations.


History Study Center - offers valuable historical reference material that spans from ancient times through today's current events


MasterFILE Complete - a large collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering many subject areas of general interest


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - access Opposing Viewpoints articles, topic overviews, statistics,primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.  This is an excellent place to start looking for information for a research paper.  It covers many topics from multiple points of few and provides in depth information.


Proquest Direct - use this general interest database to search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, the arts and social sciences, etc. This database includes Washington State Newsstand which has the full text of articles from the Spokesman Review since1995 plus articles from other Washington newspapers.

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E-books 
These are e-books that the library subscribes to, and will require your current Spokane Public Library resident card number to access outside of Spokane Public Library Locations.


Dictionary of American History -This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.


Encyclopedia of Religion - embraces a cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the21st century.


New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless questions about the individual and society.

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The following resources are useful for general social studies research:


Library Subscription Databases
These sites will require your current Spokane Public Library resident library card number to access outside of Spokane Public Library locations.


CultureGrams– fact sheets on countries and states.  Culture Grams can be useful when you are looking for information about countries for which there are not very many books published. 


MasterFILE Complete - a large collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering many subject areas of general interest


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - access Opposing Viewpoints articles, topic overviews, statistics,primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.  This is an excellent place to start looking for information for a research paper.  It covers many topics from multiple points of few and provides in depth information.


Proquest Direct - use this general interest database to search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, the arts and social sciences, etc. This database includes Washington State Newsstand which has the full text of articles from the Spokesman Review since1995 plus articles from other Washington newspapers.

 

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E-books
These are e-books that the library subscribes to, and will require your current Spokane Public Library resident card number to access outside of Spokane Public Library Locations.


EBSCOhost eBooks - our eBook interface features fiction, travel guides, computer books, Cliff Notes, test study guides, and other high demand books that can be viewed online or downloaded to any device supporting the ePub format


Gale Virtual Reference Library - full-text encyclopedias and other reference sources in a number of subject areas

 

OverDrive - our main supplier of downloadable eBooks that are compatible with many devices, including Kindles, Nooks, and iPads. You will find a variety of fiction, nonfiction, children's, young adult, and adult titles

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Web Sites
These sites are general websites available to anyone on the internet that Spokane Public Library has deemed worth connecting to because of their informational value.  They do not require your library card number.


Information Please - reference site where you can find millions of facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, sci-tech, business,education, and health.


Bartleby.com: Great Books Online - searchable full text of the Harvard Classics plus standard reference sources such as Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.


National Geographic Indexes - indexes publications by the National Geographic Society including National Geographic since 1888, Adventure Magazine, and National Geographic for Kids.


World Factbook - country profiles published annually by the Central Intelligence Agency.

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This webpage was developed as part of a Connecting Learners with Libraries grant administered by the Washington State Library and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.