Middle and High School • Writing & Citing
Student Research CenterCovers a broad range of general topics designed to assist middle school and high school students. Includes a dictionary, an encyclopedia, with the ability to search by topic.
InfoTrac - Junior EditionSearch magazines, newspapers and reference books. Designed for middle school students.
Journal Articles - ILL FormInterLibrary Loan Form
Writing Lab at BrainFuse https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/writing_lab.asp
Before you turn in your paper send it to the Writing Lab at BrainFuse to get it checked over. You just might get an "A+" with this review.
Kids.Gov - Teens 6-8 Grades http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/index.html
The official kids portal to information on all U.S. government services and information. A wide range of topics are presented, from art to transportation.
Basic Skills & Help
Study Stack http://www.studystack.com/
Create flash cards to help you study. All subject areas are covered.
The Librarian's Brain http://librarianbrain.wordpress.com/
A blog to keep you updated on the library's databases. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.
English Composition & Style http://ebooks.lvccld.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AAB18264-52F4-43E8-ACC9-A31664004527
Guide to how "elements of style" function in the composition and editing process of writing. Useful for any student from middle school through college as a quick reference writing tool. This guide includes: word choice & diction, exactness & conciseness, audience, structure & glossary; establishing purpose & pattern; developing a thesis; generating material & the first draft; manuscript form & proofreading and much more...
An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414472454&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.
American Heritage Dictionary http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/vol/502
Crossword Puzzle Solver http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/crossword.do
Enter the letters you have with question marks for those you don't and it will give word options which fit the pattern.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association http://www.apastyle.org/
Tools to Use for Reports or Papers
A+ Research & Writing http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
Step-by-step approach to writing a paper and how to research your topic.
World Book Reference Center http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/home
Research tools for writing reports. Includes how to do research, citation builder and timelines.