El Dorado H.S. LMC

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MLA Format Guide -- The EDHS guide to MLA format that will assist you with formatting essays and works cited pages using the MLA 9th edition.

NoodleTools Cheat Sheet -- Use this sheet to guide yourself through using NoodleTools - It is EASY and will save you so much time while doing research projects!

Source Quality Evaluation Rubric -- Use this rubric to evaluate the quality of the source you were using for academic research. What should you use? Books? Wikipedia? Webites? Scholarly journal articles? Databases?

Website Evaluation Assignment -- Teachers are welcome to use this as part of a lesson on how hard it can be to tell if a website is reliable and accurate or if it is a hoax full of misleading information. Try it!

Website Evaluation Tool by Kathy Schrock -- Another great tool to be used to evaluate the quality and reliability of any website as a resource for academic research.

Library Science Class Application -- Fill out this form if you are interested in becoming part of the student library staff in our Library Science course. Once you've completed the form, turn it in to Mrs. Linden.

Class Research Web Links


Mythology Project Recommended Websites

Enclyclopedia Mythica -- an internet encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and religion.

Godchecker -- Our legendary mythology encyclopedia now includes nearly four thousand weird and wonderful Gods, Supreme Beings, Demons, Spirits and Fabulous Beasts from all over the world. www.godchecker.com

Window to the Universe World Mythology Page -- contains many links for information on myths from many cultures.

Project Gutenberg Mythology Bookshelf -- A collection of links to books containing samples of myths and legends from a wide array of cultures.

*Plus, don't forget to use the FactCite Mythology Database and Britannica School on the EDHS Library's database page.

Biography Project Resources

FactCite Biography Databases -- Look here to access 3 biography databases -- U.S. and World Biography, Shapers of Society, and Sports Champions.

Britannica School Database -- A comprehensive multimedia encyclopedia with thousands of biographical entries.

Historic Figures -- The BBC's website providing biographical profiles of notable historic figures.

Biography.com -- Search here for a variety of biographical profiles.

Presidents of the United States -- The IPL (Internet Public Library)

TIME Magazine Most Influential People of 2020 List

A & E's Biography: 100 Most Influential People of the Millennium

Drummond's Creative Writing Travel Blog Project

ProQuest CultureGrams -- a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.

The CIA World Factbook -- This site presents traveler advisory information for US policymakers, researchers, journalists, teachers, librarians and students.

Grapes of Wrath Essay Links

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Farm Labor page

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends article from March 2015

1920s/Gatsby Research Links

History Matters (Making Sense of Documents)

The excellent History Matters U.S. history survey web sites offers an interesting array of primary source articles, essays, and memoirs related to the 1920s. Here is a selection:

Library of Congress Digital Collections -- Search through multiple collections by topic for documents, photographs, and more!

Jazz Photography collection -- A collection of photos of jazz singers and musicians of the Jazz Age from the Library of Congress.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History -- Search by subject for a look at collections over a wide variety of topics from automobiles to fashion.

Harvard Library's Immigration to the U.S. 1789-1930 -- Documenting voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the start of the Great Depression.

1920's Film & Motion Picture Innovations Timeline -- A simple timeline of the advancements made during the 1920s to motion pictures and special effects.

The Ohio State University Temperance and Prohibition Page -- This Ohio State University production explores prohibition.

The Harlem Renaissance -- Biography.com covers several key figures who contributed to the Harlem Renaissance and the flowering of Black culture in the 1920s.

History.com's Roaring Twenties page -- Presents a multitude of topical stories on the 1920s.

1920s Fashion Page -- This commercial site has a variety of information compiled on the fashion, hairstyles, and what influenced their progression.

The People History 1920s -- Lots of info on the 1920s!

Senior English Portfolio

Senior Resume Info.

You will be creating a resume which you will be able to use in your search for a job. If you already have a job, pretend you are on the hunt for new and better employment. Part of this exercise is thinking about the type of employment you would like to obtain and then crafting an objective that reflects your desire. There is a vast array of knowledge on the internet regarding resumes and what should be included. These sources are the culmination of some specific research as well as conversations with business owners in El Dorado County and what they look for in a resume.

Please know that you should create your resume to fit the job for which you are applying. This means every time you apply for a job, you should tweak aspects of your resume to fit that specific job’s qualifications. You are not fabricating information, simply highlighting information that a hiring manager might find desirable.

If you have “References,” please include name, contact information, and their title. If you don’t have “References,” please don’t put anything at all (ie. NO “References Available Upon Request”). Please keep your resume professional and limited to one page.

* Please read this article for background and general information first Good and Bad Resumes

* Please read this article as it has some similar basic guidelines for building your resume as well as some more thorough explanation of different parts of your resume.

Resume Dos and Don'ts

* Please look at Purdue-OWL Writing Lab’s Resume Resources. The first link is general information. The second link takes you to sample resumes that cover a variety of purposes. Both links have additional links to the left that you can navigate through. If you haven’t had a “real job” yet, you can still create a fantastic resume but it might look different than someone who has a job. Look at the Skills or Functional Sample Resumes for some ideas.

1. Building a Resume

2. Sample Resumes

A good resource for utilizing effective language in your resume: Language

Portfolio Reflective Essay Assignment - Link to pdf doc here.

Goal Statement for Senior Portfolio - Link to pdf doc here.

History/Social Science

General History/Social Science Sources

General Sources

The Library of Congress

“News, events, new content & more from the National Library of Congress & specific subject areas — from legislature to poetry, from music to science, from cataloging to copyright.”

National Archives

The National Archives features digital primary source documents from throughout American history.


The History Channel features a great collection of article links, audio clips, photos, and videos from some of the most famous recorded moments of history.


CIA World Factbook

This site provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World Travel Guides

Organized by continent, this site provides comprehensive information on countries of the world.

*Plus, don't forget to use the ProQuest "CultureGrams" database on the EDHS Library's database page.

World History -- Online Source List

World History General Sources

World History Matters -- World History Matters is a portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media.

The Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Learning Page for Students) Washington, D.C.

Organized by theme, this learning site presents an overview of the Holocaust through historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and testimony clips.

Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Centre

Pages here are dedicated to different topics related to the Holocaust, from an introduction to the Holocaust, to the Jewish tradition before the war, to resistance, and the aftermath.

British Library “Voices of the Holocaust” Survivor Testimonies

Includes recordings of survivors on various topics like life before the Holocaust, ghettos and deportations, the camps, and liberation.

Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center (Jerusalem)

From this link, you can access Yad Vashem’s collections by clicking on the links listed at the left side. You can also search the archives and digital collections that include many documents and photographs.

The History Channel

The History Channel has many resources, including videos and articles, on the Holocaust and related topics.

U.S. History -- Online Source List

U.S. History Research Project Links

***Recommended: Use the Gale World History in Context or U.S. History in Context Databases from the Online Databases link on the EDHS LMC home page.

Library of Congress – Search for primary source documents in the expansive digital collection of the LoC here.

Library of Congress Digital Collections– An outstanding resource for U.S. history that includes a large digital collection of photographs and documents.

National Archives and Records Administration – Primary sources like census, military, and ancestry documents are available on this site.

National Archives Digital Vaults-- Primary sources in an easy-to-search format! Find documents, sound recordings, photographs, and more!

Smithsonian Education student site -- Features an interactive “Secrets of the Smithsonian” that teaches about the special collections at the Smithsonian.

University of Houston Digital History – This site, by Steven Mintz at the UH, includes an up-to-date U.S. history textbook, plus annotated primary sources on United States and is organized to search by eras, topics, resources and references.

StoryCorps -- Since 2003, StoryCorps has given a quarter of a million Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives, to pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a legacy for the future. It is the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.

Digital Public Library of America -- DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.

Government -- Online Source List

FindLaw - FindLaw's Cases and Codes section contains resources and links for both state and federal laws. This includes resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, cases and more. Run a search for case summaries or select a jurisdiction to browse applicable laws.

Famous Trials -- This is an educational and non-commercial site maintained at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School and Professor Douglas O. Linder. Cases may also be search by type, including free speech, murder, race, religion, and war/corruption/politics.

Justia Case Law -- Features a searchable and browsable database of All US Supreme Court Decisions since the 1790s with links to secondary sources such as legal blogs, books, articles and mp3s of oral arguments.

Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute -- We are a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by: publishing law online, for free, creating materials that help people understand law, exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.

Oyez (pronounced oh-yay) -- a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Chicago-Kent College of Law and Justia.com, is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is a complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Search cases by Supreme Counrt term years.

iCivics.org -- Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, this is a solid educational resource for teachers and students of government.


Solar System/Astronomy/Planets/Stars:

NASA Solar System Exploration site -- Visit NASA's site to explore space and keep up with space missions of today and the future.

National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) Exploring the Planets -- Explore the planets with the Nationa AIr and Space Museum, a past exhibit that continues

to amaze!

Space.com -- Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion

across the final frontier.

The Nine Planets -- Provides an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. They

still love Pluto!

Views of the Solar System -- Presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more.

Heavens Above -- Find the orbits of the International Space Station, Iridium satellites, or any number of other luminous objects that orbit the earth, plus maps of current positions of comets,

minor planets and asteroids, information on spacecraft such as the Voyager, Pioneer, and New Horizons probes.

Hubble Telescope Site -- News about and views from the Hubble Telescope. Free downloads of wallpapers, and great images of space!


NASA Global Climate Change -- Learn about changing climate through visualizations and photographic images. Includes videos, multimedia, and articles on related topics.

The Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator -- Learn about carbon footprints and calculate yours!

NCSE Climate Change 101 -- The National Center for Science Education's climate change page; connect to more information through the active links.

NOAA's Climate Page -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate page provides data, tools, and information to help people understand and prepare for climate variability and change.


Health Projects - Online Source Lists

Mental Health & Brain Disorders Project:

***Recommended: Use the Gale Science in Context Database from the Online Databases link on the EDHS LMC home page.

U.S. Center for Disease Control -- This site provides simple searching for health-related issues. One of the most respected sources for health and disease information.

Mayo Clinic -- Provides general information on health topics from one of the most trusted hospitals in the U.S. and the world.

MedlinePlus -- The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) -- Easy-to-search index for mental health issues and disorders.

Alzheimer's Association -- This organization provides info on Alzheimer's Disease and advances research toward finding a cure.

National Down Syndrome Society -- Describes Down Syndrome, provides facts, a Q & A section, and a section of myths vs. truths.

Autism Speaks -- One of the leading autism science and advocacy sites.

Autism Society Asperger's Syndrome Page -- Provides the history, characteristics and diagnosis of Asperger's.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) -- Allows searching for various topics in mental health.

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity -- A comprehensive site about dyslexia for students, parents, and educators.

El Dorado County Crisis Hotline: (530) 622-3345

Nutrition & Creating a Healthy Menu Project:

Nutrition.gov -- The federal guide to all U.S. government nutrition-related sites. www.nutrition.gov

West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Calculators -- See how many calories YOU need according to your height, weight, age and activity level.

Calorie Control Council Healthy Weight Toolkit -- Use these tools to calculate calories in foods, calories burned, and calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).

ChooseMyPlate.gov Tip Sheets -- Access tip sheets on a variety of nutrition and food-related topics.

Calorie Count -- Count your calories for a healthier lifestyles! Provides a breakdown of nutrition data for common foods.

USDA Supertracker Food-a-pedia -- Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods. Choose and compare 2 foods.

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Healthy Eating Plan -- Menu plans and food exchange lists, plus recipes for healthy eating.

Fruits & Veggies More Matters -- Includes tips, recipe of the day and a guide to how to stretch your food budget for healthy meals!

Calorie King -- Recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site provides nutrition info on restaurant foods as well as common foods.

Cooking Light -- Includes light menus and a meal planner feature.

Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco Project:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH for Teens) - Facts for alcohol, illegal drugs, over-the -counter, and prescription medications are provided.

Above the Influence Drug Facts Page -- Provides facts on the most abused drugs, alcohol and tobacco/nicotine.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism -- This site includes a graphics gallery, FAQ’s on alcohol, and up-to-date information on the latest research related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World -- This interactive sites has videos and also allows you to "Get the Facts" on particular drugs and alcohol.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) "Get Smart About Drugs" Page -- Provides basic information on identifying and understanding popular drugs.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention -- Fast Facts on Tobacco -- Provides data and information on smoking and the related health issues.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Alcohol and Public Health -- Provides data and information on alcohol use and abuse.

KidsHealth.org -- This site provides basic information on commonly abused drugs.

World Language

Endangered Species Research Project & Presentation -- Beasley's Spanish I

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Page -- If your endangered species lives in the United States, you will find it on this page. Search by species name. Species information is given on habitat/territory/range of species, as well as plans for recovery, if any, and other sources.

World Wildlife Fund Species Directory -- The directory includes a listing of species along with their current status and links to a species description with habitat maps and facts.

Animal Planet Endangered Species page -- This page includes links to endangered species, their description as well as ideas for how you can help. NOTE: *ADVERTISEMENTS run on page.

Animal Welfare Institute List of Endangered Species -- See this extensive list for ideas on endangered species to research.

Also recommended for this project:

Britannica Multimedia Encyclopedia or Escolar Multimedia Spanish Encyclopedia (find the link on the EDHS Library Database page)


The Gale and ProQuest Databases (links on the EDHS Library Database page)


Financial Analysis "Finding a Place to Rent" -- Online Source List

Economic Policy Institute's Family Budget Calculator -- Provides expense estimates for housing, food, transportation, child care, health care and more for each county of the U.S.A.

El Dorado County Living Wage Calculator -- See estimates for expected salaries and cost of living for El Dorado County from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Trulia -- This real estate site will help you find rentals in the area where you want to live. It is a commercial .com site but is one of the higher rated sites by Consumer Affairs.

Realtor.com -- This real estate site will help you find rentals across the U.S. It is a commercial .com site but is one of the higher rated sites by Consumer Affairs.

Sacramento Bee Classified Listings -- A listing of current rental properties throughout the Sacramento region.

Mtn Democrat Classified Listings -- A listing of classified ads from all over El Dorado County. Look for "Rentals" heading.

Placerville ClaZ.org Classified Listings -- Browse local rental properties.

Electric Choice -- This site can help estimate how many kWh you will use each month for electricity.

Consumers Power Inc. -- Helps to estimate your power usage by what you need to power in your home.

Financial Analysis "Living on Your Own" Project -- Online Resource List

MoneyCrashers How to Make a Budget 12 Tips for Beginners -- A short article providing guidance on how to make your first budget for living expenses.

MyMoney.gov Tools Page -- Links to planning calculators, budget worksheets and financial checklists.

NerdWallet's Cost of Living Calculator -- Compare different cities and states for cost of living.

SmartAsset California Cost of Living -- Provides average spending in California for housing, utilities, and more.