If you are researching a person, try the following databases:
Other historical databases to check out:
As always, check out all of the databases on the Amity Library Page.
Additionally, we have BOOKS in our library on many of your topics. Check out the library catalog. If there is a book we do not have on your topic, but would like to get, see Mrs. Hulse.
College Research (English)
Finding and Evaluating Open Web Sources (Updated 2017-18, V. Hulse)
Information literacy topics:
Determining best sources
Searching strategies for information
Using technology tools
Objective: To learn to find relevant and reliable open web research sources, to evaluate these sources for reliability, and to use appropriate technology tools.
1.Go to activity guide online at:
Amity website→High School→AHS Library Information Center
Find Online Stuff→By Subject→English→Class Projects →Wentworth College Research→Finding and Evaluating Open Web Sources
Review google slideshow with students
Discuss elements of web pages
Students practice cooperatively with a web page of their finding
Teacher will assess student progress: https://goo.gl/RfMZfe
3. If time permits--Citations: Easybib and Noodletools--will demonstrate the programs as the students will not have computer
Easybib--How many of you have used it?
Easybib--only does MLA for free
Demonstrate use of Easybib (manual cite feature)
all it does is citations
Noodletools--How many of you have used it?
paid subscription by district
being used by many teachers and classes--simple to use and will save your work
Will complete citations, notes, outlines, etc.