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MLA Citation Help
MLA Citation Machine
Online Encyclopedias, Almanacs, and Factbooks
Click here to access World Book Online!
Encyclopedia Britannica (includes Compton’s Encyclopedia, and Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia) Username and password required. See Mrs. Hardesty in the ESC for the username and password.
C.I.A. World Factbook
Find Articles at Large Internet Periodical Databases:
ELibrary Elementary Search
Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) Databases
To reach these databases from your home computer, go to the Michigan Electronic Library and have your parents sign in with their Michigan Driver’s License number.
Search the Internet for Information:
Recommended Search Engine List
Social Issues Research:
Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center – For pro/con arguments and statistics on controversial topics. Username and password required. See Mrs. Hardesty in the ESC for the username and password.
CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) – is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. (Username and password are the same as Encyclopedia Britannica.)
6th Grade Human Diseases Research
New York State Department of Health Website
Related Links / Resources
Copyright questions answered
Social Issues Links: Balanced Politics
Reading for Fun
Books, Books, Books! Reading for Fun
Teen Reads has author interviews, book reviews, online polls, news about hot new releases.
Series Reading: Which book comes next? The Mid-Continent Public Library has a great website which lists series books in order! You can look up by series name, book title, or author.
Guys Read — Looking for a book that a guy would enjoy? Check out this website!
Reading Rants — “Out of the ordinary teen book lists!”
MELCat – Michigan’s Electronic Library Catalog allows you to search for books from Michigan’s participating libraries and have them delivered to your local library.
Homework Help from Ransom District Library
Social Issues Links: Homework Center
Links to Local Libraries
Allegan District Library in Allegan, MI
J.C. Wheeler Public Library in Martin, MI
Kalamazoo Public Library in Kalamazoo, MI
Otsego District Public Library in Ostego, MI
Ransom District Library in Plainwell, MI