Research Resources

JSTOR (Username and Password can be gained through the Writing Center staff or an English teacher.) Access to full text articles from thousands of academic journals in awide variety of fields. Some articles may be advanced, so this is a good place to go once you are further along in the research process, looking for more specific articles on your topic.

Student Resource Center (School Name: Collins, Username: 1880) Full text of over 1,000 magazines and academic journals as well as primary documents, biographies, newspapers, photographs, illustrations, and audio/video clips.

Gale Virtual Reference Center (School Name: Collins, Username: 1880) Multi-volume reference sets on global geography and culture, history, environment, energy, literature, etc.

Gale Discovering Collection (School Name: Collins, Password: 1880) Contains reference works, multimedia, creative works, and primary resources on a wide variety of topics.

Student Resource Center Health Module (School Name: Collins, Username: 1880) Essays on medical and health-related topics including diseases, treatments, and major historical figures in the medical and science fields.

ABC CLIO (Username and Password: 1880) Reference resources for social studies, history, geography, current events. Includes essays, maps, images, e-Books, primary documents, activities and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Username and Password: 1880) Encyclopedia that includes internet links, journal and magazine articles, timelines, and dictionary and atlas resources.

NewsBank (Username and Password: 1880) Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (1845 to the present), Chicago Sun-Times (1986 to the present), and other news-related resources.

Oxford African American Studies Center (Username and Password: 1880cps) Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Chicago Public Library (Search top right-hand corner; Required: CPL Card number and zip code) Access to dozens of databases in a variety of fields. Library card holders can also search the book catalog and request books and films be transferred to the nearest branch for check-out.

The Librarians’ Internet Index (no password necessary) A database of websites that have been reveiwed by real people – so you can assume the sites are reliable internet sources.

Teen Health and Wellness (Username and Password: 1880) Provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, and family life.

The History Makers (No password needed) Free online source for African American biographies, history, timelines, and events.

The Library of Congress (No password needed) Free online resources for American history. A digital collection of more than 8 million primary source materials, including historical maps, documents, audio and video.

Encyclopedia of Chicago (No password needed) Free, comprehensive reference source of Chicago history.