Upper School

Library

Below are the tools and databases students can use to complete their assignments. Have any questions? Contact Pat Semple, Upper School librarian, via , or 301-983-5721 or www.ineedgood.info


Tools:

Books

Destiny: Our online catalog; use it to find a book in the Marriott Family Library.

OverDrive E-Book Library: Use your Kindle, iPad, or tablet to download an e-book. Email or see one of the librarians for your library card number and PIN.

Research and Bibliography

NoodleTools: A suite of interactive tools designed to aid students with the research process. Students set up individual accounts to create MLA, APA, or Chicago style bibliographies and notecards tied to citations.


Databases by Type:

Best Places for Articles on Any Topic: Newspapers, Magazines, Journals

Access World News: The electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as hundreds of international publications.

America’s Historical Newspapers: News articles from 1690-2000 covering a range of topics. Search by keyword or use directory to locate significant eras in American history.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition: A range of sources covering a range of topics.

JSTOR : The archives of 1,000+ academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Articles published within the last 3-5 years are not included.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Presents different viewpoints on current social issues. Additional content from encyclopedias, books, government publications, podcasts, and websites.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Includes Washington Post (1877-1987), New York Times (from 1851), Wall Street Journal (1889-1985), and Christian Science Monitor (1908-1990).

SIRS Knowledge Source: Newspapers, journals, magazines, encyclopedias, government publications, and a range of multimedia sources selected to correspond with heavily researched topics in grades 7-12.

Just Encyclopedias

Britannica School: For general information; includes links to related websites and periodicals.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A customized collection of specialized encyclopedias chosen for the Bullis curriculum.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Based on the text of Encyclopedia Americana, also includes web links, animations, video clips, cutaways, panoramas, maps, and sounds.

Best Place for Video

Discovery Education: Streaming video that can be used in classroom or downloaded and embedded in student projects. Covers all subject areas.


Databases by Topic:

Arts: Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

eLibrary Curriculum: A general collection containing articles from newspapers, magazines, academic journals, encyclopedias, and books; also includes transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and multimedia files.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A customized collection of specialized encyclopedias chosen for the Bullis curriculum.

JSTOR: The archives of 1,000+ academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues published within the last 3-5 years are not included.

Oxford Art Online: The online version of the multi-volume dictionary with related links to paintings, sculptures, artist biographies, and museum sites.

Oxford Music Online: A source of music information that includes Grove Opera and Sibelius-enabled musical examples. Biographies, sound archives, and links to related articles.

Current Topics

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context : Presents different sides of current social issues. Includes content from encyclopedias, books, magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, and government publications; also includes audio, images, podcasts, videos, and links to hand-selected websites.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition: A range of sources covering a range of topics.

ProQuest Research Library Prep: Contains over 2,000 periodicals covering a broad range of materials from curriculum-related subjects. Includes current issues of Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor.

SIRS Knowledge Source: Newspapers, journals, magazines, encyclopedias, books, government publications, and multimedia selected to correspond with heavily researched topics in grades 7-12.

Global Studies and Geography

Aluka: An international collaborative initiative building a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

CultureGrams: Concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations. Each country’s customs, traditions, and daily life are documented by local experts.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A customized collection of specialized encyclopedias chosen for the Bullis curriculum.

Lands and Peoples: An encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events. Includes maps, photographs, cultural comparisons, and electronic atlas.

Maps 101: A leading map and geography resource featuring reference atlases, interactive mapping, satellite imagery, and current events articles.

History

Access World News: The electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources.

America’s Historical Newspapers: News articles from 1690-2000 covering a range of topics. Search by keyword or use directory to locate significant eras in American history.

Annals of American History: Provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Consists of primary source documents authored by 1500+ individualswho made or analyzed American history through speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.

Black Studies Center: A digital core collection of primary and secondary sources about the African-American experience from ancient Africa through modern times.

Daily Life Through History: A cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students; covers past and present, contemporary life, and culture.

Gale U.S. History in Context : Provides access to historical documents, articles, and full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A customized collection of specialized encyclopedias chosen for the Bullis curriculum.

Gale World History in Context: A collection of encyclopedia entries, full-text articles, primary sources, images, maps, and charts that provide geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history.

History Study Center: Content include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.

JSTOR: The archives of 1,000+ academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues published within the last 3-5 years are not included.

Pop Culture Universe: A collection of resource on the people, ideas, and cultural touchstones of American life. Includes a range of resource types.

ProQuest Research Library Prep: Contains over 2,000 periodicals covering a broad range of materials from curriculum-related subjects. Includes current and historical issues of Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor.

SIRS Decades: Explore American history by browsing through the decades.

SIRS Knowledge Source: Newspapers, journals, magazines, encyclopedias, books, government publications, and a range of multimedia sources selected to correspond with heavily researched topics in grades 7-12.

World History: The Modern Era: Explore modern world history by browsing through pre-defined eras, or use the search box to hone in on a topic.

Literature and Language

Literature Resource Center: Current and comprehensive literature criticism, biographical information, reviews, and encyclopedia entries.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry: Contains 250,000+ poems and 450,000+ citations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A customized collection of specialized encyclopedias chosen for the Bullis curriculum.

JSTOR: The archives of 1,000+ academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues published within the last 3-5 years are not included.

Oxford English Dictionary: The complete etymological dictionary.­

ProQuest Learning Literature: Contains 180,000+ full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. Includes secondary sources such as author biographies, literary criticisms, essays, reviews and interviews drawn from 100+ full-text literary magazines and journals.

World Folklore and Folklife: A multimedia database that traces the origins and development of all aspects of traditional cultures around the world, past and present.

STEM

AccessScience : A collection of many types of resources covering all STEM topics.

eLibrary Science: Use the search box or the Topics tab to locate information on your subject.

Gale Science in Context: Delivers integrated content through encyclopedia entries, periodical articles, images, videos and biographies.

JSTOR: The archives of 1,000+ academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Current issues not always available.

Popular Science Online: Hundreds of hand-selected articles that have been categorized in twelve scientific disciplines. Supplemental material includes Newsbytes and Stargaze.

Scientific American: Includes access to recent back issues. 

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Bullis Librarian Pat Semple shared her tips with fellow educators and with us in her article, “It’s Never Too Late to Flip!” which appeared on the website Internet @ Schools.

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