HS Library Websites by Research Topic


General – www.biography.com


POWER Library’s SIRS Discoverer database

People in Historyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/

People in Sciencehttp://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/


POWER Library’s Contemporary Authors database


See “Careers and College Planning” link on right.

Civil War

Find maps, biographies, photographs, historical documents and more at http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/

Find selected Civil War photographs, as well as technical information about taking photographs at the time of the war, from the Library of Congress at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html

Find a brief timeline of the Civil War on the Library of Congress’s website at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html

Learn about the great battles of the Civil War, view Civil War maps and photos, participate in essay/poster contests, complete crosswords, and more at http://www.civilwar.org/

Search Civil War era records for your ancestors at http://www.ancestry.com/civilwar150


Learn about geography, geographic information systems, and careers in geography; find out where a place is and what a place is like; or make a map online at http://www.geography.com/students.html

Take map quizzes at http://www.ilike2learn.com/ or http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/

Learn about geology and the dynamic Earth at the Smithsonian online by going to http://www.mnh.si.edu/earth/main_frames.html

Explore various geographical issues in the Encyclopedia of Earth at http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/49460/

Use Google Earth to fly to any place in the world and view 3D buildings and terrain at http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/index.html


POWER Library’s Consumer Health Complete database

Learn how to apply for your driver’s license, take practice driving tests, and learn safe driving habits at http://driving-tests.org/pennsylvania/

Watch videos, play games, take quizzes, and learn more about sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control at http://stayteen.org/

Find honest, accurate information about your health at http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/

Learn about drug and alcohol abuse at https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

Discover a variety of teen health resources at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html

Find information about nutrition and healthy dieting at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/teens

Learn about responding to and preventing bullying at http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Find reliable, useful information on a variety of health and wellness topics at http://www.girlshealth.gov/

Explore health questions and answers or ask your own questions at http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Discover how to evaluate health information on the web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealthinformation.html


Visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at http://www.ushmm.org/

Explore the Holocaust through the Jewish Virtual Library at http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/holo.html

Discover articles, pictures, videos and speeches from the Holocaust at http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/the-holocaust

Find in-depth information about the Holocaust at http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/resource_center/index.asp

View the print edition of The Holocaust Chronicle online at http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/

Listen to audio files and read transcripts of survivor testimonies at http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html

Find a collection of art, photos, poems, memories and factual information about the Holocaust at http://remember.org/

View a timeline of the Holocaust at http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html


Research beliefs, history, rites and rituals, texts, and other aspects of various religions provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) at www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions

Find objective, unbiased facts about various religions at www.religionfacts.com

Science Current Events

Visit the homepage of Science News, a magazine of the Society for Science & the Public, at http://www.sciencenews.org/

Find breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries at http://www.sciencedaily.com/, where all articles are freely accessible with no subscription fees

Find breaking news from MSNBC Science at http://www.nbcnews.com/science

Explore topics such as space, animals, health, environment, technology, and even strange scientific news at http://www.livescience.com/

Read the latest science and health news from the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html


Find the complete works of Shakespeare at http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

Use the Shakespeare Resource Center at http://www.bardweb.net/ to find links from all over the web containing information on William Shakespeare

Find a biography of William Shakespeare at http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/

Find plot summaries, analyses, study guides, practice quizzes, biographical information, and more at http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

Find complete works, summaries, quotes, film adaptations, quizzes and more at http://absoluteshakespeare.com/

U.S. Government

Visit the U.S. government’s official web portal at http://www.usa.gov/

Use the student gateway to the government to find information on education, career development, military service, financial aid and more at http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public

Visit the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Visit the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Track the U.S. Congress at http://www.govtrack.us/

Track federal spending at http://www.fedspending.org/

Search for and comment on U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home

Find the U.S. Code at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ or http://uscode.house.gov/