How do I find reliable online sources?

The following websites were selected to assist students with their research projects (Use "CTL+F" on your keyboard to help locate a topic)

Social Studies 7 -- Africa

  • Social Studies 8 -- Ancient Civilizations

    Ancient Inventions

Chinese Inventions - Reach site
Ducksters ancient Chinese inventions
Top Ten Chinese Inventions
History of Acupuncture
Chinese invention of abacus
Chinese invention of seismograph
Chinese Invention of Compass
Chinese Invention of Fireworks
Chinese Invention of Gunpowder
Chinese invention of kites
Chinese invention of paper
Chinese invention of porcelain
Chinese invention of tea
History of Silk in China
Making Umbrellas in China

Ancient Man

Ancient China








Middle Ages

Miscellaneous Topics and People


West African Kingdoms

Kingdom of Mali
Kingdom of Ghana
Songhai Empire

Social Studies 7 -- Asia

Social Studies 7 -- Civil Rights

Social Studies 7 -- Civil War Personalities

Social Studies 7 -- Holocaust

For a timeline of Holocaust events, see the following websites:

For information on people of the Holocaust:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of the Holocaust.

Website about non-Jewish victims

Forgotten victims of the Holocaust including Poles and Slav

Eyewitness accounts including those of liberators, perpetrators, survivors, rescuers and members of the resistance

Links to websites about victims including gypsies, deaf people and Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Holocaust: crimes, heroes and villains

Information about the resistance during the Holocaust

Accounts of “righteous gentiles” who risked their lives to save Holocaust victims

Look at the sites below for information on the Nuremberg Laws:

Exact text of laws

For causes of the Holocaust look at:

Article on racial prejudice, stereotyping.

Nazi racism article

History of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Center website

Beyond the pale: Nazis and the Holocaust

For lessons to be learned from the Holocaust, look at:

The Holocaust History Project contains documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including articles addressing the issue of Holocaust-denial

The Courage to Remember the Holocaust exhibit at the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Social Studies 6 -- Inventors and Inventions

Social Studies 7 -- Latin America

Science 6 -- Natural Disasters

Social Studies 7 -- National Parks

Science 7 -- Science Careers

Science 8 -- The Planets

Language Arts 6 -- The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Language Arts 6 -- Women's History

Social Studies 7 -- World Leaders

Works Cited

Works Cited Guide – MLA Format

Linwood Middle School Media Center

**Works cited page should be double spaced both between and within entries.


Author of article Last Name, First Name. (if listed) “Title of

article.” Name of Encyclopedia . Copyright date.

Examples: “Dinosaur.” World Book Encyclopedia . 2002.

Nice, Alex T. “Rome, Ancient.” World Book Encyclopedia . 2006.


Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book . City of

Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.

Example: Streissguth, Thomas. Communications: Sending the Message .

Minneapolis: The Oliver Press, Inc., 1997.


Author’s Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name of

other Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Name of

Publisher, Copyright date.

Example: Pandell, Karen, and Barry Bryant. Learning from the Dalai Lama.

New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1995.


Author’s Last Name, First Name, et al. Title of Book .

City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.

Example: Jones, Claire, et al. Pollution: The Air We Breathe . Minneapolis,

Lerner Publications Company, 1974.


Title of Book . City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright


Example: World Almanac and Book of Facts 2006. New York: World Almanac

Books, 2006.


Author of article Last Name, First Name. (if listed) “Article Title.”

Name of the Magazine Day Mo. Year: inclusive page number.

Example: Romano, Andrew. “He’s One of Us Now.” Newsweek 8 Feb. 2008:



Author of article (if listed). “Title of Article.” Name of database

(source) . Other relevant info. (when available) Date

accessed – Day Mo. Year .


Harris, Laurie Lanzen. "Thomas Edison." Biography for Beginners. 2006:166-183. SIRS

Discoverer . SIRS Discoverer on the Web. Linwood Library Media Center, North

Brunswick, NJ. 5 Jan. 2009

Swezey, Kenneth M. "Edison, Thomas Alva ." Encyclopedia Americana . 2009. Grolier

Online. 5 Jan. 2009 .

Bunsen, Matthew. "Cicero." Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire ,

Revised Edition. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Ancient

and Medieval History Online . Facts On File, Inc. 12 Feb.



Kiffel, Jamie. “The Legend of the Samurai.” National Geographic

Kids Jan/Feb 2004:30-31 Middle Search Plus 12 Feb. 2008

“Mummification.” Guardian’s Egypt . 12 Feb. 2008


In MLA documentation style, sources are acknowledged by inserting brief parenthetical citations in the text, which refer directly to the Works Cited Page at the end of the paper. The parenthetical citation that concludes the following sentence is typical of MLA style.

Ancient writers attributed the invention of the monochord to Pythagoras, who lived in the 6th century B.C. (Marcuse 197).

Note that the parenthetical precedes punctuation.

The citation (Marcuse 197) tells readers that the information in the sentence was taken from page 197 of a work by an author named Marcuse. The book would appear in the Works Cited page as follows:

Marcuse, Sibyl. A Survey of Musical Instruments. New York: Harper, 2000.

A citation contains only enough information to enable readers to find the source in the Works Cited.

–If an author’s name if mentioned in the text, only the page number appears in the citation: (197).

-If more than one work by the author is in the Works Cited, a shortened version of the title is given: (Marcuse, Survey197).

-If an entry in the Works Cited has no author and is listed by title, the title (if brief), or a shortened version is used for the parenthetical.

-As the entry appears in the Works Cited must be how it is used in the parenthetical. When abbreviating the title, begin with the word by which it is alphabetized in the Works Cited.

Example: (Population 176) would be the parenthetical used when referring to the following title in the Works Cited.

Population of the Ancient World . New York: Little Publishers, 1998. (book has no author)

All information included here is from:

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 5th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1999.