ELA/SS





Useful Books


Gutenberg Project: Find thousands of ebooks that have lost their copyright. Some will have audiobooks as well. Some will have audiobooks as well. Examples : Uncle Tom's Cabin, Common Sense, Up From Slavery

Google Books: Read ebooks online on a variety of subjects.






Useful Websites


BibMe :Free Online Citation Maker. Create citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style easily and quickly.

Library of Congress @ Flickr: Find thousands of historical photographs collected by the Library of Congress.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: Instructions and writing tips related to essays, grammar, citation, outlining and more.

CIA World Factbook: Facts and Figures about countries across the globe.

EconEd : Wondering how utility or competition works in our system? EconEd has great explanations. 

Google Scholar : Use this search engine to find scholarly resources quickly.


List of Traditional Archetypes : This list includes a brief description of a number of archetypes from the Hero to the Trickster.


The New Deal Network: Resources and information detailing FDR's New Deal.

Odyssey Project at Emory University: Multimedia Project addressing ancient civilizations in Greece, Rome, Egypt and Africa. 

PBS: Myths and Heroes: An overview of myths, such as King Arthur and Shangri-La.

PBS: The Presidents: Video and Print overview of Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush and Reagan.

Poets.org: Audio, Video and Images from the American Academy of Poets. Includes explanation of poetic forms and more.

Teen Ink: A monthly Teen Literary Magazine.

Voices from the Days of Slavery - Podcasts from the Library of Congress. These are actual stories, songs and memories of ex-slaves. 

Vox: Atlanta Teen Newspaper.

The World Almanac (Religion): Facts and Figures relating to World Religions.



Databases (Get the GALILEO Password from Ms. Miles). Access all district databases here: http://www2.youseemore.com/AtlantaPS/linkinclude.asp



Advanced Placement Source : This site is designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses. It contains more than 5700 full-text journals and over 300,000 photos, maps and flags. You'll need your Fulton County Library Card # to access.


African American History Online - Information specific to the African-American experience in the United States from Slavery to Present Day, over 500 years. Includes, timeline, images, videos and charts. You'll need your Fulton County Library Card # to access.

American History Online - Includes timeline, over 1,000 newsreel videos and articles on the cultural, military and political history of the U.S. You'll need your Fulton County Library Card # to access.

Ancestry.comAncestryK12 offers free access for one year to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection for use in any K12 classroom.

Annals of American History (powered by Encyclopedia Brittanica) : includes full text of primary documents in American history, including historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions, and cultural criticism.

Bloom's Literature - This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom's Literary Criticism and Facts On File.

Biography Resource Center - Full-text articles on historical figures in every discipline. You'll need your Fulton County Library Card # to access.

Culture Grams: Information country by country with full color pictures and up to date information. 

Digital Library of Georgia: Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

Encyclopedia Brittanica (High School Edition) : broad reference information on a variety of subjects, people and historical eras.

History Reference Center: features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps.

Literature Resource Center: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Access this database by using your Fulton County Library Card Number. 

Literary Reference Center: Author Biographies, Literary Criticism, Poems, Short Stories and More.

LitFinder : Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking. Access this database by using your Fulton County Library Card Number.

MAS Ultra: general database created for a high school audience. It provides the full text of over 500 popular magazines as well as biographies and primary source documents. 

Opposing Viewpoints: 13,000+ pro/con viewpoints. News articles, scholarly reports and more.


SIRS Issues Researcher: a general database of selected full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. In addition to full-text articles, the following are also available: Today's News, Almanac Excerpts, and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.

World AlmanacWorld Alamanac provides researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics plus full-color maps, flags, graphs, and charts in a searchable online format.





















Articles



"Doing the Narrative Essay." Northland Community & Technical College | Building Futures Together. Web. 13 Aug. 2010. 



Ingermason, Randy. "How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method." Advanced Fiction Writing. 7 Dec. 2009. Web. 12 Aug. 2010. 



"Writing a Literary Paper." Northland Community & Technical College | Building Futures Together. Web. 13 Aug. 2010. 



"Writing Guides." Welcome to Writing@CSU. Web. 13 Aug. 2010. 



"Writing the Comparison." Northland Community & Technical College | Building Futures Together. Web. 13 Aug. 2010. 



Pictures/Audio/Video

American Radio Works - Say it Loud! Say it Plain : A century of African American Speeches.

Slave Narrative Collection at Library of Congress - A collection of recorded interviews from slaves. A great primary source.

Getty Images: Time Life Pictures - Great pictures from the 20th century magazine, capturing everyday life and historic events.