Research

STUCK? Use this tool to help guide you through the research process.
https://sites.google.com/site/spartanlibrarymedia/research-resources/the-research-process

PRINT BOOKS IN OUR LIBRARY
Destiny - Search by subject, keyword, title, or author.

EBOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS IN OUR LIBRARY
OverDrive - Click on the link or download the free app.

 RESEARCH DATABASES
http://library.sd.gov/LIB/CYS/index.aspx#.Uyx0uKhdX5w
*If accessing these databases off campus, you'll need our school's log in. See Ms. Benvenga.

ProQuest / EBSCO -Provides the full text articles from 1,700+ magazines/journals and newspaper 
SIRS Researcher 6-12 - Strong choice for Pro/Con leading issues for high and middle school levels.
World Book Online - Reference/encyclopedic content with  images, maps, atlases, sounds, etc...


SEARCH ENGINES (besides Google!)
Sweetsearch -Student friendly engine that delivers relevant, reliable results.
Google Scholar - Search across many disciplines and types of sources from articles to books to abstracts to court opinions.
Lycos -Extensive Internet search tool with many unique options for searching.
WolfRamAlpha - A powerful tool for calculating just about anything.

HOMEWORK HELP
Learning Express Library - A free test tutorial source from the SD State Library 
Internet Public Library -Loaded with sources of all kinds
homeworkspot.com -Homework-related sites with resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, and extracurricular activities 

REFERENCE 
Atlapedia Online -Full color physical and political maps, key facts and statistics on world countries
Bartlett's Quotations -10th edition
Fact Monster: Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help -Reference materials and more! Browse the world news, science issues, sports and more
Information Please -Almanacs, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and atlases with information geared for the K-12 student
Merriam-Webster Dictionary -Dictionary, spell check, etc...
The Old Farmer's Almanac -Weather forecasts, gardening tips, weekly wisdom & more 
Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian -Answers to FAQ's about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources on subjects from Art to Zoology
World Factbook -The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook with maps and flags of all nations

SOUTH DAKOTA SOURCES
SD State Historical Society -Tools for understanding SD's past.
State of South Dakota -Links to many aspects of SD and its government.