Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dinielli - 1800's, US History

Here are a few ways to find information on your topics:


There are a few books about this time period on the table behind you. Check the title, table of contents, and index for your topic or related topics. (E.g., gold rush, immigrants, bear flag republic, etc.)

You can also search for more books in the Birmingham Library Online Catalogue.


Library databases contain information from published works. (E.g., magazine & newspaper articles, encyclopedias.) They cost lots of $$$$ to use, and can only be accessed at school!

Go to the LAUSD Digital Library and click one of these great sites:
  • Facts on File: Click on American History Onlino
  • e.
  • ABC-CLIO:  Click on American History.
  • Salem Press History
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
More databases are available with your public library card: Go to the Los Angeles Public Library's Teen Homework Help site, and check out the Gale Cengage Historical Resource Center.



Not all websites are equal! Be careful! Determine who wrote/published the site and whether you trust what they have to say.

When searching in google, try an "advanced search" by putting ".edu" next to "Search within a site or domain" -- This will give you websites from educational institutions.

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