Student Resources

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Other Helpful Resources

Diseases and Disorders.pdf - List of resources for Mrs. Sutton's classes

Humanities Resources.pdf- List of online resources helpful to humanities research

Live Tutors Available! - Help from certified tutors, available 2-11pm daily, CST (use your Tulsa Library card number)

Khan Academy - Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

HIGH SCHOOL ACE - High School Ace is a collection of free academic resources for teens.  It features interactive vocabulary, history, and science quiz games.

EasyBib - Online citation generator 

Purdue OWL Writing Lab - Resources for writing a research paper. 

Website Evaluation (Evaluating Purpose).pdf - A guide to help determine if a website is credible and authoritative

PeriodicalsPov.pdf - A resource guide to liberal, conservative and nonpartisan periodicals

 

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Research Databases Available from the Tulsa-City County Library:

The following list of databases are free from the Tulsa City-County Library!  All you need is an account with them, which you can obtain instantly online by going to www.tulsalibrary.org, then “Get a Library Card” at the top of the home page and fill out the online application.  To access the databases, go to the Tulsa Library home page, click “Research & Learn”, then “Alphabetical List of Resources”.

History Databases

1.  African American Experience - Full-text resource explores the history and culture of African Americans, and provides a wealth of primary source

2.  American Indian Experience - Full-text resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

3.  Daily Life Through History - A collection of primary documents, reference works, monographs, images, maps, illustrations, and time lines depicting essential activities of daily living.

4.  Under “Gale” Databases: Amendments - eBook titles that provide information about constitutional amendments

5.  Gale Virtual Reference Library - click “History” - High-quality specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources available online from the library or remotely 24/7.

6.  Latino American Experience - History and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas to present-day U.S. Latinos.

7.  Pop Culture Universe - An  authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites.

8.  Salem History - Online access to annotated primary source documents, including Milestone Documents in American History

9.  Tulsa Wiki - This wiki contains cool stuff about Tulsa, Tulsa County, and items related to Green Country that impact Tulsa County. (e.g. Port of Catoosa, Hard Rock Casino, etc.). It is hosted by the Tulsa City-County Library.

10.  World Folklore and Folklife - Thousands of folktales are searchable by subject and tale type, region, or country and Includes influential multi-volume reference works, such as The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife; The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore; and The Greenwood Library of American Folktales.

11.  Biography in Context - Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people throughout history and across all subject areas

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English Databases

 Under “Gale Databases”:

 1.  Novels for Students -Character overview, critical essay, work overview, biography, plot summary

 2.  Scribner Writers - Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

 3.  Twayne’s Authors - Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

 4. Artemis Literary Sources -  Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres.

 5.  Literature Resource Center - Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

 6. Lit Finder - Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

 7. Something About the Author Online -Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standingSomething About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

 8.  Literature Criticism Online -  Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.

 9.  Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online -  provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Listed separately, not under “Gale”:

10.  Issues & Controversies - Hot topics in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture are updated weekly, with a 13-year backfile of in-depth articles.

11.  Novelist Plus - The premier readers' advisory resource - search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. All editorial content is crafted by librarians and reading authorities who are experts in the field.

12.  Salem Literature - Includes electronic access to these traditional print resources  -- Critical Survey of Poetry; Graphic Novels:  Heroess & Superheroes; Critical Survey of Short and Fiction;  Critical Insights: Themes; and, Magill’s Literary Annual 1984 – 2010

13.  World Folklore and Folklife - Thousands of folktales are searchable by subject and tale type, region, or country and Includes influential multi-volume reference works, such as The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife; The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore; and The Greenwood Library of American Folktales.

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Science Databases

Electric Library - Full-text access to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, TV & radio transcripts, reference books, basic maps and photos.  Click Topics, then “Science” for articles related to Earth Science, Life Science, Health & Medical, Mind & Body, Physical Science, Science Fair Projects, Featured Scientists.

Under “Gale Databases”:

        Gale Virtual Reference Library -  Database of science reference books (in eBook format) with topics ranging from alternative energy, bacteria & viruses, bioethics, forensic biology, chemistry, etc.

Greenfile - Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Offers a unique perspective on the ways humans affect the environment.

Health Source Consumer Edition - Includes medical and consumer periodicals, health newsletters, reference books and pamphlets, all targeted to the lay person.

Medline Plus - Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, this layman's health site has information on health topics, drugs, directories, and dictionaries.

Salem Health -  Access to these e-reference books from Salem Health:  Psychology & Mental Health, Cancer, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Salem Science - Full text access to the Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Applied Science, and Earth Science.

Topic Search - Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics in classrooms. Magazine articles, biographies, public opinion polls, and book reviews.

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