Research Links
YOU WILL NEED PASSWORDS TO LOGIN TO MANY OF OUR RESEARCH DATABASES FOUND BELOW.    Click HERE to be taken to the database links and passwords through Ms. Dunay's Google Doc! You must login with your SHSD e-mail address to access!

HERE to access the Works Cited Guide Sheets  for use when citing your sources!



A great resource for information on every country in the world! Has fantastic resources for the U.S. States and Canada too!

An easy to use MLA citation creator! *Miss Mac's favorite! :)

Citation Machine from the Landmark Project

A comprehensive and accurate MLA and APA style works cited composer

EBSCO Publishing Research Databases 

Full-text research in newspapers, magazines, periodicals, databases, etc. (includes Kids Search and Student Resource Center)

(also in Español, Deutsch, François)


Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Over 25,000 articles

NoveList For Middle and High Schools 

A guide to fiction books for older students

NoveList K-8 For Elementary & Middle Schools

A guide to fiction books for the younger student


Student-friendly search engine



Electric Library

Research more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, etc.
Enchanted Learning Over 20,000 pages for the younger student
(older students may also find interesting info)

Facts on File Online

 - African American History Online
 - American History Online
 - American Indian History Online
 - American Women's History Online
 - Ancient and Medieval History Online
 - Bloom's Literature
 - Curriculum Resource Center
 - Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
 - Health Reference Center
 - Modern World History Online
 - Science Online
 - The World Almanac for Kids Online
 - World Geography and Culture Online

"Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of subjects" - includes a teachers' Curriculum Resource Center


Google Book Search  (find out more About This) Search for books, summaries and full-text digital books available on the Internet from libraries such as the NY Public Library

Historical Newspapers from

Primary-source collection for older students covering more than 10,000 relevant articles from the ProQuest Historical Newspapers archive

IDE Portal

On-line instructional and professional development resource

The Library of Congress

"Discover all the resources the Library of Congress has to offer."


The National Archives Digital records and documents from the National Archives and Records Administration

New Jersey State Library

New Jersey State Library information center

JerseyCat Inter Library Loan System


The NY Public Library Digital Gallery

Over 275,000 digital images for public perusal and free personal use

SIRS Researcher
(Warning - includes topics for older students)

Research database, dictionary and thesaurus
Thompson Gale Group Databases "Accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles"
Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center) Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, this database contains more than 440,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from around the world and throughout history.
Student Resources in Context (formerly Student Resource Center Gold) “Features original reference material, a massive archive of primary source documents and periodicals and newspapers that are updated daily.

World Book Online (also in Español)

Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, etc.

World Book Kids Online

Kid-friendly version of the World Book Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, etc.