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AHS Subject Guides: History: Borelli

This guide includes print and online resources for History/Social Studies: Courses include: American Government, US History, Critical Issues, Geography, Law and Justice, Multiculturalism, World History.

Chicago Style Formatting


Citing Chicago Style - Quick Guide

Excellent set of examples published online by the University of Chicago Press (straight from the horse's mouth).


Citing Chicago Style - Purdue OWL

Very practical and reliable guide published by renowned Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).


Sample Chicago-style paper:


Footnotes and bibliography style paper (works best with Google Docs)


Citing Chicago Style - UCP Turabian Citation Guide

Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations presents two basic documentation systems: notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and author-date style (sometimes called reference list style).



Borelli: Online Search Strategies

C. Borelli

US History 2

Information literacy topics:

  • Determining best sources

  • Searching strategies for information

  • Evaluating sources

  • Using technology tools


Objective: To learn to access appropriate online research sources, to practice effective searching strategies, and to summarize information from text.

Go to activity guide online at:


Amity website→High SchoolAHS Library Information Center

Find Online Stuff→By Subject→History→Class Projects →Borelli




Part One:  Effective Search Strategies

What are you searching for?

  • Browsing
  • Facts and figures
  • In depth research

What steps are best to follow?

  1. Is this completely new to you or do you have prior knowledge?  

  2. Are you able to do some basic research in an encyclopedia?

  3. Do you enter the whole question into the search field?  Why or why not?

  4. Then what DO you enter into the search field?

Using Boolean searching strategies:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT

Additional searching strategies and information found here.

Question:  This law was enacted to alleviate concerns raised by Samuel Hopkins Adams, Florence Kelley and Harvey W. Wiley.  One of its early challenges was in the United States v. Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola case.  What was the law?

What would be a keyword you would choose? 

Would you pull a word directly from the question? 

Would you create your own? 

How would you enter it in the search field?

Online Resources

Part Two:  Using the Library Catalog and Databases

Search our library catalogs from Destiny Quest to find all our printed books, magazines and journals, textbooks, encyclopedias, music CDs, movies (DVD and VHS).

Online Resources:


  1. ABC-CLIO allows entry to the main portal page for all six ABC-CLIOdatabases.



SIRS provides resources for many subject areas: arts and humanities, government, civics, economics, world events, 20th Century history.




The History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and academic journals. This content includes historical documents, biographies of historical figures, full-text reference books, encyclopedias, history books, historical photos and maps, and historical video. FROM OFF CAMPUS YOU NEED YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD CODE

JSTOR includes scholarship published in more than 1,400 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

Borelli: Progressive Legislation Web Scavenger Hunt

Progressive Legislation Web Scavenger Hunt

Borelli Research Paper

US History Research Paper

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