• 10th grade U.S. History Research Project

    1. NoodleTools 
      1. Use to create your works cited/bibliography.
      2. Used to keep sources and ciations organized.
      3. Tutorials
        1. HOW TO CITE in NOODLETOOLS Tips- Databases, Books, and Websites (pdf)
        2. Getting Started with NoodleTools (pdf)
        1. These handouts will help refresh your memory on noodletools & database research!

          Noodletools Tutorials Powerpoint (with videos)

          Noodletools Citations QuickHelp Handout

          Database Research Powerpoint


    When you click the "export/print" button in noodletools and select "export to word" you will notice that nothing happens. That is becuase the ipads have a popup blocker installed which prevents the export from occurring. You can easily overcome this by doing the following steps:

    1. Go to "Settings" in ipad
    2. Click "Safari" on the left side of the settings 
    3. Look on the center of the page for the option for "popup blocker" and click the green toggle to turn that off
    4. Go back to noodletools and select "export/print" 
    5. Select "export to word"
    6. It will open in a browser tab
    7. You can move it to Word by clicking the grey "share square" icon in the top right side of your screen (its a box with an arrow pointing out of it)
    8. Click the option that says "open in Word."
    9. See Miss Bogan if you have any issues!! 
    1. Where to find sources?

      1. Books (search below in Destiny widget)
      2. Databases
      3. Free Web


    • Temporary Database - Available until June 30th, 2020
      • Username: greatvalley
      • Password: facts
    • American History
      • Social Studies Research Sources - Library@BHHS
      • With American History, students can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
    • World News Digest
      • World News Digest | Kansas State Library, KS - Official Website
      • World News Digest promotes understanding of a topic by combining the latest news with key context and background. It has been the source for authoritative news summaries and background articles since 1940.
      • World News Digest is packed with more than 300,000 original articles from 1940 to today. These include overviews of historic events, country profiles, historical documents, biographies, research features, special reports, editorials, and editorial cartoons. World News Digest also provides easy access to extensive historical video footage from the 1940s through the 2010s, bringing decades of key historic events to life. This rich archive provides a solid foundation for research.
    • The World Almanac for Kids
    • World Geography and Culture Online


  • Searching Databases

    worldbook  ushistory
    PowerLibrary Databases: 
      1. General OneFile  
      2. Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content
      1. Academic OneFile
      2. Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow
    1. Select this link to access InfoTrac Student Edition
      1. InfoTrac Student Edition
      2. Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies

    Searching the Free Web

    Research Tips:

    1. Evaluate your sources: sources may include false/incomplete/unconfirmed information. YOU must check to ensure the information is reputable.
      1. How do I check if my source is reputable?
      2. Media Bias Fact Check will tell you about your source's biases and reputation.

    Websites to Try:

    1. The Miller Center - Presidents

    2. White House Presidents Page
    3. PBS Education US History Page (you'll need to type your topic into search bar at top)
    4. U.S. Digital History Textbook
    5. Try Refseek.com - it's like google but will provide more academic and scholarly results!

      Smithsonian (google your topic + "smithsonian"
    7. Presidential Library & Museums (google your president + "presidential library")
    8. keywords      quotations

      dates      domain