Students of Ms. Farrell

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Library Databases Paid resources provided by the library

Library Databases & Electronic Library Resources This is where you can access our databases to research in newspapers, magazines, journals, and other resources for which we pay. The username and password for each of these databases is jfkchs and lancers

Use this link for Opposing Viewpoints and Global Issues in Context   The each of these databases is lancers.

I suggest checking out the History Study Center and searching your topic.  Under "journals" you will find several resources.

Another excellent database to use is CQ Researcher.  Search your topic and receive brief reports from multiple perspectives.  We also have hard copies of the CQ in the library on the shelf below the window by the Blue Lab.  The books are arranged by year.

Other Resources by Topic *in addition to the databases listed above, try these sources*
Death Penalty
Death and Dying

  1. Washington State Department of Health Death With Dignity Act
  2. End of Life Washington
  3. PubMed (from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) has more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from a variety of sources.  Searching is free and open to the public.
  4. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops view of death with dignity
  5. Patients Rights Council Information on assisted suicide laws in the USA. 
  1. pros and cons of abortion
  2. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops view on abortion
  3. Just Facts -- Non-profit research and educational institute with resources on many topics.  This link takes you to their section on abortion.
  4. Guttmacher Institute resources on abortion worldwide (this is a research and policy organization committed to women's health issues)
  1. Guttmacher Institute resources on contraception worldwide 
  2. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops view of contraception
  3. BBC Ethics Guide Archive on issues surrounding contraception

General Resources In addition to our databases and the specific resources listed above, you can use the following for your research is a directory site to government services and agencies. It's easy to navigate and leads you to other reliable sources that will allow you to research your topic. It covers anything and everything, from finding gas prices in a particular area to calculating your grade point average. You can learn where the nearest farmer's market is and you can learn how to incorporate your business. If you're doing research, this is a great place to explore! 

The U.S. Census Bureau offers so much! You can find out where the most babies are being born, where the most construction is happening, how many people died in your state last year, what's the current status on marriage and divorce, how many veterans are there, and more. This statistical playground is a minefield of evidence for any well-supported research!

ipl2 is a site that many reference librarians use to help their patrons find trustworthy sites.  You can find information here on just about anything, and it's really easy to use!  Though the site recently stopped updating information,you can still search and use the information already archived.

Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

How do I cite those sources?!  Go to The OWL at Purdue University for the best, and most up-to-date information on MLA format.