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BCMS LMC Web Resources for Students

English Language Arts


Author Research

  • Authors and Books (Scholastic) – Good information, but not always current
  • Biography.com
  • Fantastic Fiction – Complete lists of books by many authors, but not much biographical information on author
  • Gale Biography in Context
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – ebooks on biography and literature
  • Kidsread (up-to-date)
  • Official Website of your author – Be specific when searching. (Search Example: “Roald Dahl” official website)
  • Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building. Follow instructions on yellow password card for correct user id and password. User IDs and passwords are located at the circulation desk.
  • Teenreads.com
  • World Book – three general encyclopedias – for very famous authors

Banned Books

The following websites will help you locate information on challenged and banned titles. You can also find an abundance of information in LMC resources. See a librarian for assistance.

Check out this brief video on Banned Books.

Grammar

Poets and Poetry

Social Issues

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

FACs


Careers

Subscription Digital Resources – These require login information outside school building. Follow instructions on yellow password card for correct user id and password.

  • Career Cruising – (To cite in Noodletools select Database and Original Content)
  • Gale eBook – See Career Information Center – Search bar is on the right. Choose Search all volumes within this edition

To cite article:

  • Click Citation Tools in the Tool Box on the right. Export to Google Docs or Noodle Tools.

Sample Citation:

“Librarians.” Career Information Center, edited by Kristin B. Mallegg and Joseph Palmisano, 10th ed., vol. 5:
Education and Training, Macmillan Reference USA, 2014, pp. 65-67.
Gale Virtual Reference Library,
http://link.galegroup.com. Accessed 12 Feb. 2018.

Websites

Life Science


Birds of Prey

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building

Websites

Search Tips

Search for individual types of raptors: eagles, owls, falcons, etc.

Cells

Cell Webquest Links

Cell Review Games

Cell Quiz

Mitosis demonstrations

Mitosis activities

Environmental Issues

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building

  • Facts on File -See log-in sheet – Select Science Online or Today’s Science
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – Search all titles.
  • Marshall Cavendish Digital – See log-in sheet near research computers – Search all of the reference sources at once. Individual titles include Exploring Life Sciences, Habitats of the World, and other science-related titles
  • World Book Online – General Encyclopedias – See log-in sheet near research computers – After you log in: Select World Book Students or World Book Online, then Select Living Green

Websites

Endangered Species

Subscription Databases – See yellow password card for login information outside school building.

  • World Book – Three general encyclopedias: Kids, Student, and Advanced – To cite this resource: You may cite your article as a web page.

Periodicals and eBooks 

  • Gale – Includes magazines, newspapers, ebooks, and other types of sources.

Instructions

Websites

Other Websites of Interest

Frog Dissection

Bullfrog dissection – text

Quizzes:

Genetic Diseases

Subscription Databases -They require login information outside of the school building

Websites

Genetics

Genetics web activities review:

Label Cell and DNA

Cat clone game

Punnett squares

Dogbreeding

Blood typing game

Review games

Quiz!

Human genome project

Sequencing for yourself

Cracking the code of life

The Human Body

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school

Websites

Search these sites by system to find out about each human body system.

Infectious Diseases

EBSCO
Click on EBSCOHost Web

Ebola
Ebola mission instructions and resources from PBS

Teen Health and Wellness
Click on Browse A-Z in upper part of page. Look for your disease.

Images

Websites

Invertebrates

Online Databases

Search Engines

Websites

Math


History of Math

Biography Databases and Websites

Other Resources

Music


Broadway

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Jazz

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

BCMS Style Manual 

Audio

Science


Alternative Energy

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Search tips

Search on your specific energy source. There are organizations dedicated to most of them.

Chemical Elements

Websites

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Earthquakes 

Volcanos

Search tips

  • Be specific
  • Use quotation marks to enclose phrases
  • Look for government sites (.gov), university sites (.edu), or magazines/news sites

Examples:
“Kobe Japan earthquake” “January 17, 1995”
“Mount Etna” “recent eruptions”

Electricity and Magnetism

Websites

Friction and Sports

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school.

Websites

General Science Topics – Many subject areas

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Search Engines

  • Sweet Search – Excellent student-friendly search engine with quality results

General Science Sites – Contain many subjects

Astronomy

Earth Science

National Parks

Explore the National Parks with Google

Rocks and Minerals

Websites

Scientists and Inventors

Searching for scientists/inventors

Search the person’s name – many have individual sites devoted to them and their work.

 

Websites

Solar System

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Second Language


Artists of Spain and France

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Chinese Festivals

Cities of France

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Flags of French-speaking countries

Mexican States

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Spanish-Speaking Countries

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (ebooks) – Select Nation and World on the right railing, and enter your search term in the search box on the upper right-hand side, not the top.
  • World Book – Three general encyclopedias – Contains weather information

Image Collections

Citing Images

  • If the image is contained within an informational web page, cite the web page
  • If the image is part of an image gallery/collection, cite the image.

Websites

Sources for French Packet

Websites

Encyclopedias

Recommended Search Engines

Zodiac Project

Websites

Dictionary

Activities

  • Quia – Click on Spanish or French under Shared Activities. Activities on on lower part of page.

Social Studies


1920s Podcast Project

African American History

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

American Revolution

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Ancient Civilizations

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Ancient India Websites

Other Civilizations Websites

Other Websites

Biographies of All kinds

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Charities Research

Christopher Columbus

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Civil Rights

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Civil War

General Encyclopedias

Specialized Reference Tools

Websites

Cold War

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Colonial America

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Countries of the World

Current Events

Web-Based

Television

Newspapers and Magazines

ESL Sites

News for Students

Geography Bee Games

Immigration

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Immigration Webquest

Mrs. Burns’ Immigration Webquest

Lewis and Clark

Middle Ages and Renaissance

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

eBooks

Images

Websites – Middle Ages

Websites – Renaissance

National History Day: Examples of Primary Sources

Native Americans

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

See also Biographies

Presidents of the United States

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

First Ladies

Reform Movements (19th Century – early 20th century)

Subscription Databases – They require login information outside school building.

Websites

Transcontinental Railroad

War of 1812

The West

World War I

World War II

Overviews of the War 

The Holocaust

The Atomic Bomb

Japanese Internment

20th and 21st Centuries

Technology/Computer Literacy


American Inventions

Cyber Bullying – Brainpop

Cyberhate

Digital Literacy – Brainpop

NASA

Online Safety

Online Safety for Teens

Popular Science

Social Networking – Brainpop

The 9 Key Ps of Digital Citizenship