Resources for Teacher Assignments

Sanders - Science Research

posted Aug 13, 2015, 7:58 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 7:59 AM ]

UMSL Databases sorted by subject area.  You'll need a UMSL SSO to access these.  Remember, not all content on the databases is accessible remotely.

Article Locator  Use this link to search for an article by is DOI number.  

Google Scholar Remember to sign in to your Google account first to save articles in My Library.

HighWire  From its website: "HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. "

Hardee-- Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Architecture

posted Feb 4, 2015, 6:53 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 7:01 AM ]


To create your works cited page, be sure to use Easybib!  Click here to create your account if you don't have one yet.  Click here for a video tutorial on how to use Easybib.

You can also share a works cited page between group members so that you can all add sources to one page. 

The database World History in Context is an excellent resource. Click here for an alphabetized list of cultures.  Remember, you can add database articles easily to your Easybib by clicking on Citation Tools and choosing EasyBib.


We've pulled a cart of books for you to use.  I'd also suggest for I'd suggest taking a look at those first.

Many of the sites I found were either travel agencies' websites or sites that were mostly advertising.  I've listed some of the best sites I located below.

Mayan Architecture
An overview of the style

A brief video from the History channel

An article on Tikal from the New York Times.

An article from the Smithsonian on the archaeology dig at Tikal.

A great post from an architectual blog on Chichen Itza.

An article on Chichen Itza from the World History in Context database.

Another article on Chichen Itza from the database.

Incan Architecture

A blog post on Machu Picchu from an architectual blog. 

Some excellent photos of Machu Picchu.

An article on Incan society from the World HIstory in Context database.

video on Machu Picchu and Incan architecture from NatGeo.

An article from Nova on the engineering used at Machu Picchu.

A blog post on the engineering.

An post on the stone cutting and wall building methods used by the Inca.

Aztec Architecture
Go to Google Books and search for Handbook to Life in the Aztec World.  In the side bar, search for Aztec Tenochtitlán architecture.  You're limited to a certain number of views, or I would have linked the book.

An article on Aztec society from an online history textbook.

An article on Aztec art and architecture.


An article from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tenochtitlan.

An article on the archaeological site of Tenochtitlan.

Article and pictures on Templo Mayor.

Hardee: Folletos digitales para visitantes a países y ciudades hispanohablantes

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:46 AM by Jenni George

Print Resources:  We've pulled individual books about each of the countries on your list.  Also, you might want to check out Culturegrams.  We've put all books on top of the book shelves in the 900s.
 
Electronic Resources: 
Databases: 
  • Our Global Issues in Context database is a goldmine of information for this topic.  Once you open the database, click on "Browse Issues and Topics."  Then, click on "Browse Regions" and then a continent that contains your country.  This should then bring you to a listing of countries within that continent. (You'll need to scroll down).  You'll want to check out the information in the "Overview" section, as well as the "Country Profile."  Section.
  • Also try our World Book Online. Username fzs.  Password:  bulldogs
Websites:
  • CIA Factbook is a great resource for country information.  Use the drop-down menu to select your country.
  • BBC Country Profiles is another good source of information.
Travel Sites:
 

Willard - Regions in France

posted Sep 4, 2014, 8:52 AM by Jenni George   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 9:04 AM ]

Many of the sites below have a hyper-linked map of France with the different regions.

Your best bet is to search for your province in the following sites below.  Browse the pages for a listing of the provinces; this should be a hyperlinked list that will take you to information about your individual province.
 

Layne - Presidential Cage Match

posted Jan 29, 2013, 12:26 PM by Jenni George   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 12:28 PM ]

Print Sources:
Grab a book!  We've got plenty.  Check the cart of resources pulled for this project.

Online Sources:
  • American President - A Reference Resource from the Miller Institute is an excellent site of information.  Be sure to check out the links in the upper right-hand corner for information on Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy, and other pertinent details.

  • Some good biographical information on the presidents from the official White House site.

  • An alphabetized list of biographies from our US History in Context database.  Lots of good information here!

  • A whole slew of information on the POTUS on the Internet Public Library site.  

Hardee-- Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Architecture

posted Jan 21, 2013, 3:11 PM by Jenni George   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 5:34 AM ]

To create your works cited page, be sure to use Easybib!  Click here to create your account if you don't have one yet.  Click here for a video tutorial on how to use Easybib.

You can also share a works cited page between group members so that you can all add sources to one page. 

We've pulled a cart of books for you to use while in the computer lab.  I'd suggest taking a look at those first.  Many of the sites I found were either travel agencies' websites or sites that were mostly advertising.  I've listed some of the best sites I located below.

Mayan Architecture
An overview of the style

A brief video from the History channel

An article on Tikal from the New York Times.

An article from the Smithsonian on the archaeology dig at Tikal.

A great post from an architectual blog on Chichen Itza.

An article on Chichen Itza from the World History in Context database.

Another article on Chichen Itza from the database.

Incan Architecture

A blog post on Machu Picchu from an architectual blog. 

Some excellent photos of Machu Picchu.

An article on Incan society from the World HIstory in Context database.

A video on Machu Picchu and Incan architecture from NatGeo.

An article from Nova on the engineering used at Machu Picchu.

A blog post on the engineering.

An post on the stone cutting and wall building methods used by the Inca.

Aztec Architecture
Go to Google Books and search for Handbook to Life in the Aztec World.  In the side bar, search for Aztec Tenochtitlán architecture.  You're limited to a certain number of views, or I would have linked the book.

An article on Aztec society from an online history textbook.

An article on Aztec art and architecture.


An article from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tenochtitlan.

An article on the archaeological site of Tenochtitlan.

Article and pictures on Templo Mayor.

Fox-- Camus' The Stranger

posted Nov 19, 2012, 9:23 AM by Jenni George

·   In EasyBib, choose the Research tab.  This allows you to search all of the bibliographies on EasyBib.  The results will show you sources on your topic that have been cited by other researchers, how many other students have cited or used that source, if the source is considered credible or not, and will allow you to link out to the source in a new tab.

·        On the database page (also now conveniently linked from EasyBib): choose Literature Resource Center at the top of the page, and also Academic Search Elite at the bottom of the page.  Both will have criticism on the novel. (Refer to the handy bookmark available in the library for any passwords you might need to access these resources outside of school.)

·        If you have a public library card:  go to http://www.youranswerplace.org/language-and-literature for their listings of Literature databases.  Excellent resources!

·        Peruse the print resources available to you in the library.  

Miller--Presidents of the United States from 1893-1921

posted Aug 31, 2012, 8:47 AM by Jenni George

Do a search for your president, searching with first names first.  Select the name in bold text.  Browse through the options to Refine Your Results.  Lots of good stuff here!
 

Rose and Byrne - Contemporary Issues

posted Aug 30, 2012, 1:02 PM by Jenni George

  

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