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Resources for Research
The Key to Good Research is finding RELIABLE information
Find the Data
is a very cool site that takes two sets of information and sets them side by side so you can compare the information- such as "Salaries by the Job", "Apartment Costs", etc. and there are subject headings from which to choose a multitude of comparisons.
This is a MUST-See
at school and at home
. All Ohio K-12 students and their parents, as well as K-12 educators, can use the state-funded INFOhio Electronic Resources free-of-charge. Home access requires a username and password available from your school's library media center
, an indexed database of 1000+ bios that can be sorted by profession/gender/race or origin- Click on
Another good site that includes contemporary Biographies is
- there are some ads but there are also some great
Search 30,000+ Biographies
- biographies of famous athletes--also includes quotes
- Author biographies
For home access to InfOhio, you may need a username and/or password. Just contact me if you do not know what these are.
, you can find
Magazine articles, Journal articles, Newspaper Articles, Book Articles-
-all updated DAILY! There are
Foreign Language Encyclopedias
, and more. For EASY searches, go to the
Student Research Center
in EBSCO Host.
, you will find links to sources that give you information on
ALL HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, HISTORY and HOMEWORK HELP ONLINE
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County -
- Use this collection of databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books. In order to use these databases, you will need a valid Hamilton County library card and PIN which can be obtained at the Harrison Branch library. (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
- A site that sends you to other
sites based on a certain field of interest
such as "
","Health", "Games", "Art", etc.
is another great directory--links to all kinds of sources on EVERY topic you can imagine!
is a great example of this.
Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
Librarian's Internet Index
a resource for reliable research information--includes articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as reliable websites.
This is the one-stop site for general reference. It would be a great site to bookmark. Includes
Award winners, Dictionaries, Maps, Encyclopedias, Statistics, Calendars, Calculators, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Poetry, Speeches, etc.)
: A site that provides reviews and a search feature for free reference materials online.
more than 100
trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
MAGAZINE and NEWSPAPER articles
First choice is to go to our
and click on the grade of your choice.
You may need a username and password for home usage- please ask you teacher or contact the
at the high school for a card with the info)
Then, click on either the
icon. Articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers are indexed, most in full text, from children's magazines to professional research.
Or, try the
icon to search national news magazines and Ohio newspapers.
To access these from home, you will need the Username and Password provided by emailing me.
Another fantastic resource:
in education is provided through the Cincinnati Enquirer and is completely FREE! See below for special features of this resource.
-Daily access to over 40 newspapers in cities across the United States! Your students can compare news stories with the Arizona Republic and Florida Today or the Green Bay Press-Gazette!!
-View any article in 12 different languages! You can print the article in English and German, put them side by side and learn a new language!
-Keyword searches allow students to research any topic, person or event instantly.
-The “e-Notify” feature is a convenient way to be alerted to content of your specific interest that you may be planning to use in a current or upcoming lesson plan.
-View all text, photos, and advertisements exactly as they are printed in the daily paper using the computer.
-Save, print, and send articles with a click of a button.
-Read and research the paper any time - at school or at home!
-Access the past seven days of your local paper.
-Smoothly incorporate the state and federal technology standards into your everyday lesson plans.
Other Choices (for magazines)
is a full-text magazine reference and research resource offering access to free hot-topic magazine and journal articles for students and teachers. This is worth a look, especially if your students get overwhelmed with EBSCO. It is quicker and easier to navigate. It cites reputable journals including US News and World Report, Forbes, etc.
A free on-line magazine service available through the Hamilton County Public Library is called Zinio. Use Zinio to read digital copies of over 250 magazines on your tablet, computer or mobile device. Download as many magazines as you'd like. Click the link to learn
how to set up an account
Kidon Media Link
is a great site for connecting to newspapers around the world
- An easy to use index of local newspaper articles. (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
Explore millions of free articles collected by surname, category, and event. You will be able to read millions of articles covering over 400 years of history, every state, and more than 10 countries. Explore free newspaper archives about everything from your favorite actor to interesting articles on politics and science. There is a world of history waiting to be discovered. Free.
New York Times
- from 1851-1922 (FREE), from 1923-1980 ($3.95 each article)
is a site that connects you to many newspapers around the world!
- a link to newspapers in each of the 50 states of our nation.
In the study of history, a primary source is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic.
Just Social Studies
PRO and CON Resources:
(Look under Pro/Con on the
The Dog Hause
- contains quotes, idioms and proverbs related to pets--also clip art, fonts, etc.
- has Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - A Collection of over 8000 Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs and quotes Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.
- over 20,000 entries in 30 collections. You can search by author, topic, or other access points.
- Quotations by topic,
, TV and movie transcripts, TV commercials, historical speeches and more!
-from Archimedes to Woolley.
Spanish Proverbs and Sayings
with their English equivalents
page for recommended search engines and how to use them.
Looking for STATISTICS?
Try this one first - General Statistics
can be found at the
, another good place to start, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as
economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production
and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information--you can even search state-by-state.
Bureau of Labor and Statistics
is the home site for many statistical links including
time use, employment and prices.
has statistics on
population, age, race, fertility, education, marriage rates, poverty rates
Centers for Disease Control (CDC
statistics and data including diseases, disorders, injuries, deaths and much more.
, Crime Victims, Criminal Offenders
statistics can be found at this government site.
Digest of Education Statistics
covers statistics in the field of American
from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.
The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online
economic and social
statistics for more than 200
countries and territories of the world
. It is published by the United Nations Statistics Division.
USA Right Now
statistics on US population, economy, health issues, society and more.
is very similar, but has statistics for the world.
Worldwide Statistical Sources
(OECD)- great site for statistics around the
, with an emphasis on statistics from members of the OECD--there is a wealth of information available here.
World Data Atlas
: Great source of world statistics on every country. Includes data on more than 2500 indicators. Topics cover Economics, Demographics, Health, Education, Energy and other socioeconomic information. Includes interactive visualizations like rankings, graphs and maps.
World Data Bank
- is a
site for statistics on all aspects of issues in the entire
. Search by topic or by country or even by specific data.
are great for finding answers in research. Try one like
Monkey. For more, see
Quiz and Survey Generators
offers students and teachers the ability to save and organize 'Cytes' (text, pictures, articles - even entire web pages) with the click of a button.
Users can highlight the information he or she would like to save and click the iCyte icon on the browser toolbar. Then, the data can be categorized into different projects designated by the user. Tags and notes can be added for further categorization, creating a searchable database.
iCyte is useful for middle and high school students
; they can use it to store important research material for assignments, along with their own personal projects. Teachers can invite colleagues and friends to join their projects, discover new research, and share information.
is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Automatically generate bibliographies
Collaborate easily with other researchers online
Easily import papers from other research software
Find relevant papers based on what you're reading
Access your papers from anywhere online
is a free service that offers a nice set of tools for highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking webpages. When you annotate and bookmark a page in Scrible it is saved as it appeared to you when you were done altering it. And as you would expect from a web-based bookmarking tool, you can share your bookmarked pages with others. Students can get a free Scrible account that has double the storage capacity of the standard free account.
is an add-on in Firefox. It collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. Once you install this free download, there will be a link at the bottom of the page for saving bookmarks and making notes or bibliography references.
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