Resources For Research - 2012
Learning Tools -- http://www.palmbeachschools.org/learning_tools/High_School/index.asp
eLibrary Curriculum and SIRS databases (Proquest products) – automatic entry while on school
o At home use:
Username – palmbeach
Password – palmbeach
Gale databases – automatic entry while on the school network.
o Offsite code to log in – palmbeach
Don’t forget about ‘Ask a Librarian’ for research help. www.Askalibrarian.org
o Connect to it from the Learning Tools link above
o Available via live chat:
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to midnight
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JSTOR – What is JSTOR?
A full-text online archive of journals and other scholarly
content covering a wide variety of disciplines.
Instructions for New Users
To set up access to JSTOR from anywhere, click this link:
- You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page. Click on the "Register" link to
go to the MyJSTOR Registration page.
- Complete the required fields to register a unique username and password. A unique email
address is required, but the email address may be of any type (Gmail, Hotmail, a school-issued
- Click "Submit" to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page,
where you may use JSTOR as usual.
Instructions for Users Who Already Have MyJSTOR Accounts
To activate your personal MyJSTOR account for access to JSTOR from anywhere, click this
-You will be directed to a Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
-Enter your username and password in the Login fields, and click the “Login” button
-Your account is now activated for access to JSTOR from anywhere.
Questia – www.questiaschool.com
The world's largest online collection of complete books, journals and articles, searchable by word,
phrase, title, author, or subject
Scholarly, high-quality books and journal articles from over 300 acclaimed publishers in the
humanities and social sciences
Unlimited use of the books and articles in the collection no matter how many others are reading the
same materials (No book is ever checked out!)
Tools to write notes in the margins and highlight passages as if you were working with actual
Easy-to-use tools to create footnotes and bibliographies (Never struggle with another bibliography!)
Hyperlinking of footnotes and bibliographies across titles for instant access to other related titles
State-of-the-art customer service
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (The library is never closed)
How to access Questia:
Username – shs plus your student ID – example: shs1234567
Password - student ID plus shs – example 1234567shs
Change your password after setting up your own account
Bibliography Help – MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian styles
o Create a personal ID
o An account linked to a school or library subscription
o Username – suncoast
o Password - chargers
your internet librarian
“Bringing quality content on the Web to the fore, and teaching users how to
find & evaluate credible information within the vastness of the Internet.”
Open access journals
How to cite sources
Research beyond google
Web site creditibility
Edline - http://www.edline.net/pages/Suncoast_High_School
Extended Essay folder
Encyclopedias are a good place to start if you are having trouble finding sources. Look at the authors of
the article in a good quality encyclopedia like Britannica http://www.britannica.com/ and then go seek
scholarly work by them in other databases.
Note: Extended Essays must not include any encyclopedia in the bibliography/works cited.
Palm Beach County Library System - http://www.pbclibrary.org/
West Palm Beach Public Library http://www.wpbpl.com/
Local University libraries
o FAU - http://www.fau.edu/library/
o PBSC - http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/LLRC.xml
Perdue Online Writing Lab
Library of Congress