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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.

Night/The Holocaust Research Resources

Please scroll down the page see our section on the Holocaust under History/Social Science below.

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. 

1920s/The Great 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.

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Provides hundreds of online resources for teaching and learning about American History, featuring over 3 million items from the museum's collections.


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.

Industrial Revolution

Innovations of the Industrial Revolution

ThoughtCo Publishings's Most Important Inventions of the Industrial Revolution page

Britnnica's Inventions and Inventors of the Industrial Revolution page

History Channel's Industrial Revolution page

The Vietnam War Experience

History Channel “Vietnam War” pagehttps://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history  Presents a comprhensive look at the war and a variety of subtopics.

National Archives Vietnam War pagehttps://www.archives.gov/research/vietnam-war The National Archives has a wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in the Vietnam conflict, including photographs, text and electronic records, audiovisual recordings, exhibits, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events. 

Nixon Presidential Library Docs on Vietnam - https://search.archives.gov/search?query=Vietnam&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=nixon-library This site contains many of the primary sources of the U.S. Presidency throughout the Vietnam era.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Docs on Vietnam - https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/exhibits/vietnam/vietdocs.asp This site contains many of the primary sources of the U.S. Presidency throughout the Vietnam era.

Library of Congress Vietnam War “Serving: Our Voices” - https://www.loc.gov/collections/veterans-history-project-collection/serving-our-voices/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-looking-back/ Contains personal interviews that represent a wide variety of branches, service locations, and military roles; collectively, they illuminate the dramatic—and ongoing—effects of the war on those who participated.

American Experience Vietnam War video collection - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/collections/vietnam-war/  American Experience has explored the war from many angles — from the battlefields of Vietnam, to the decision making in Washington, to the protests on college campuses. Explore award-winning documentary films in this collection. 

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.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum "Jewish Life Before the Holocaust" Page

This page provides you wth the rich and diverse contributions of Jews prior to the onset of World War II.

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. 

The American Soldier in World War II - A standout resource for learning about World War II through their digital archive intended to preserve service members' experiences.

New American History - An interactive resource that explore's America's past using the power of digital media. See "Bunk History" for a curated content intended to create connections between history and today.

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. 



Mindat.org -- This site calls itself, "the world’s leading authority on minerals and their localities, deposits, and mines worldwide."  Search by mineral name for specific data.

US Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Statistics and Information page -- Provides information on minerals, particularly those seen as commodities, so you can find information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of the mineral. Scroll down to search by mineral.

Minerals.net -- Complete guide to rocks, gems and minerals. Searchable A-Z format provides information by mineral name. *Site contains advertisements.

American Museum of Natural History - Resources to support all areas of science.


USGS Earthquakes page - US Geological Survey allows you to find recent or historic earthquakes, lists, information on selected significant earthquakes, earthquake resources by state.

USGS Lists, Maps, Stats page - Statistics on earthquakes in the U.S. and throughout the world.

USGS Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions list - Stats on the deadliest eruptions worldwide and historically.

Rivers of the World:

National Geographic's Understanding Rivers page -- Find a comprehensive overview of rivers all over the world on this site.

Also see Britannica School and Gale Environmental Science for information on specific rivers.

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.

Biology Vertebrate Research for Wren:

Smithsonian National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute -- This page provides profiles for the many species of animals that reside at the national zoo.

San Diego Zoo Animal page -- This page provides profiles for the many species of animals that reside at the San Diego Zoo.

National Geographic Animal Search -- Search by animal on the National Geographic page.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Species Page -- Search for threatened and endangered species for information from the WWF organization.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ECOS Environmental Conservation Online System -- Find species that are threatened or endangered.

Animalia -- Animal search page is simple to use.

Center for Biological Diversity -- This nonprofit organization takes action to protect threatened species through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. Use the site search to locate information about amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, or reptiles.

Biomes & Habitats Research

UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology "World's Biomes" pages. - a great resource for information on 6 major biomes; this site curated by the UCMP.

NASA Earth Observatory, Mission: Biomes - Access NASA's information on 7 major biomes at this site.

Wild Classroom Biomes - research by biome.

World Wildlife Fund Ecoregions - a source for finding out about the biodiversity of the ecoregions of the world.

Natural Resources Bio Research for Reifke:

Environmental News Network – An updated collection of environmental news stories that is keyword searchable.  https://www.enn.com/ 

Envirofacts – EnviroFacts searches over 20 of the EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency’s) environmental databases, you can search by zip code, state, city, etc. https://enviro.epa.gov/ 

NASA Global climate Change – Includes results from NASA’s research on climate change plus photos, videos, graphics, and more.  https://climate.nasa.gov/ 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Habitat Conservation page – Information about efforts to protect habitats important to fisheries and coastal communities. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/habitat-conservation 

NOAA National Marine Fisheries page – resources on the protection of marine resources in the U.S., including information on marine habitat, fisheries, aquaculture,etc.. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ 

Climate Central –Hosted by a nonprofit organization that combines science and journalism in an effort to inform the public and decision makers about the effects of climate change. Includes news, 4 blogs, an image gallery, and a large multimedia collection that provides state- and local-level climate information. https://www.climatecentral.org/ 

The Encyclopedia of Earth – Searchable database for topics like forests, ecology, energy, water, and more. https://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/The_Encyclopedia_of_Earth 

Inside Science page from the American Institute of Physics – searchable for topics related to their themes: creature, culture, Earth, human, physics, space, sports, and technology. https://www.insidescience.org/ 

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) – Try searching under the “TOPICS” tab to find data sources on a multitude of topics. https://www.usda.gov/ 

USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Mission Areas page– Search here for information and data sources in the central areas of USGS concern: ecosystems, energy and minerals, natural hazards, water resources, and core science systems. https://www.usgs.gov/ 

CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection/CALFire – See their Stats and Events page for data related to fires and forest management in CA. https://www.fire.ca.gov/stats-events/ You can also search the site for information on related topics.

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife “Species Management and Data” page – for conservation efforts and related data on flora and fauna in our state, look here. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation 

And for information specific to the North Central Region (El Dorado County) https://wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/2 

El Dorado Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District https://www.eldoradorcd.org/ 

El Dorado Irrigation District recreation page – Connect and find out more about EID’s recreation areas. https://www.eid.org/recreation-5 or see their HOME PAGE for more options https://www.eid.org/home

Dreamflows – Look here to find the latest river flows and water releases. https://www.dreamflows.com/ 

Radiolab Podcast Episode Archive – Investigative science topics. https://radiolab.org/episodes 


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

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

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.