Class Resources

Art

Image Search

Whether an image is designated Public Domain or Creative Commons, be sure you give credit and cite the url where the image was found.

The Commons by Flickr: "The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives."

Pixabay: "Free, high quality images you can use anywhere. Over 480,000 free photos, vectors, and art illustrations."

Wikimedia Commons: "a [growing] database of 23,708,090 freely useable media files to which anyone can contribute"

Image Metasites

Public Domain Sherpa: "finding and using public domain photographs"

Christian Studies 9: Early Christian Thought and Practice

Early Christianity Poster and Presentation

Research

  • Library Catalog: Search by keyword with the name of your chosen philosopher e.g. Spinoza. Also look for coverage of your person/topic in books in General Western Philosophy: Call# 190.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Find entries on philosophers and their works in our collection of reference e-books, which includes: Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Religion, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • GALE World History in Context: "Understand 5,000 years of civilization from a 21st-century framework. World History In Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people."
  • eLibrary: Find general biographical information as well as magazine articles on philosophers.

Open Online Sources

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library: "Bringing Christian classic books to life." This online library gives full-text access to thousands of reference books and classics of Christian thought.

  • Project Gutenberg: Find primary sources by philosophers as well as secondary sources about them. "Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: Our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers."
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Scholars from around the world collaborate to maintain this up-to-date reference work.

Christian Studies 10: Medieval Christian Thought and Practice

The Convergence of Philosophy and Theology: Medieval Philosophy

Research Resources

eLibrary: Find general biographical information as well as magazine articles on philosophers.

Library Catalog: Search by keyword with the name of your chosen philosopher e.g. Spinoza. Also look for coverage of your person/topic in books in General Western Philosophy: Call# 190.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Find entries on philosophers and their works in our collection of reference e-books, which includes: Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Religion, and Milestone Documents in World History.

GALE World History in Context: "Understand 5,000 years of civilization from a 21st-century framework. World History In Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people."

Open Online Resources

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Christian Studies 11: Modern Christian Thought and Practice

Modern Philosophers

Research Databases

  • Library Catalog: Search by keyword with the name of your chosen philosopher. e.g. Spinoza. Also look for coverage of your person/topic in books in General Western Philosophy: Call# 190.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Find entries on philosophers and their works in our collection of reference e-books, which includes: Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Religion, and Milestone Documents in World History.
  • eLibrary: Find general biographical information as well as magazine articles on philosophers.

Open Online Sources

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library: "Bringing Christian classic books to life." This online library gives full-text access to thousands of reference books and classics of Christian thought.
  • Project Gutenberg: Find primary sources by philosophers as well as secondary sources about them. "Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: Our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers."
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Scholars from around the world collaborate to maintain this up-to-date reference work.
Moral Status of Non-Human Animals

Research

Library Catalog: Relevant books in the school library collection include: Animal Rights: Opposing viewpoints (179 ANI), Animal Experimentation (179 ANI), The Rights of Animals (179 RIG).

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Christian Studies General Resources

Citing a Bible: 
Title. City: Publisher, year. Print. 
E.g. The ESV Study Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008. Print.

Biblia.com: dozens of Bibles and Bible Study tools

BibleGateway.com: dozens of Bibles and and commentaries

Bible Encyclopedia: search over 30,000 entries

Bible Hub: multiple Bible versions, parallel commentaries, Bible encyclopedias and dictionaries, maps, interlinear Bibles, Lexicon with Greek and Hebrew, and much more

Catholic Encyclopedia: an online encyclopedia which "proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine"

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: "Bringing Christian classic books to life" this online library gives full-text access to thousands of reference books and classics of Christian thought.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

English 9: Honors Ancient Literature

Research Resources

Citation and Research Help

EasyBib: Log in to create and share your Works Cited (skaplowitz@tbcs.org, check all permissions, choose Target Folder)

English 12: Honors Senior English

Government Research Paper
Dignity of Man Research Paper
Women in Literature Research Paper
Existentialism Research Paper

The Bear Creek School Databases

  • ProQuest: Full-text articles on a wide range of topics. This database tends to cover more "popular" periodicals than Explora Academic.
  • ProQuest Literature: Full-text database with biographical information, criticism, and multimedia on authors and poets as well as full-text access to many reference books.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Full-text e-books related to literature include A Dictionary of Literary SymbolsReference Guide to World Literature, and Arts and Humanities Through the Eras.
  • Classroom Video On-Demand: Streaming video database with unlimited access to thousands of educational programs. Producers include: BBC, History Education, Modern Marvels, and National Geographic.

Open Databases

  • Google Scholar: "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature." (From Google Scholar > About)
  • JSTOR Register and Read: Create a MyJSTOR account and search and save up to 3 full-text articles every 14 days.

Books

  • The Bear Creek School Libraries Catalog: search by keyword for books, videos, and websites (WebPath Express).

CARP Test

The CARP Test is a way to evaluate information sources based on the following criteria: Currency, Authority, Relevance & Reliability, and Purpose/Point of View.

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

French Courses

France Trip Preparation: History and Culture

CultureGrams: Country info including videos, interviews, photos, recipes. Topics covered for France: Background (Land, Climate, and History), The People (Population, Language, Religion, General Attitudes, Personal Appearance), Customs and Courtesies (Greetings, Gestures, Visiting, Eating), Lifestyle (Family, Housing, Dating and Marriage, etc.), Society (Government, Economy, Transportation and Communication, Education, and Health).

World History in Context (WHiC): Explore different eras of France’s history by choosing “Countries, Cultures, and Civilizations” or learn about a specific topic or individual. E.g. Here’s an article from WHiC on France since WWI, from the book: Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, 2006.

French IV, French V, and AP French

Les actualités

News Sources

General

  • Larousse France (Dictionairres, Encyclopédie)
  • Google France
  • Classroom Video On-Demand: Streaming video database with unlimited access to thousands of educational programs. Use "Advanced Search" to select Grade Level 9-12 and Academic/AP and to search Language: French.

Health

Body Systems Project

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Research

  • Library Catalog: Find books and streaming videos. Search by keyword for the broadest assortment of resources.
  • Classroom Video on Demand: Search 18,000 curriculum related video titles.
  • eLibrary: A good database for an overview of your topics.

History 9: Honors Ancient and World History

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Resources

Unit 3 Ancient Greece Essay

Resources

  • eLibrary: A good database for an overview of your topic.
  • History Study Center: Find primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to present.
  • Library Catalog: Search for books by keyword to include the widest assortment of resources.
  • Webpath Express: Once in Destiny, click Webpath Express on the left menu bar to search this database of 85,000+ trustworthy websites.
Writing Workshop

Note Taking and Citing

  • EasyBib: save notes and citations, share research projects with teachers, and create Works Cited. Create your account with the new Bear Creek Upper School's coupon code and access it from anywhere.
  • In-Text Citations (or Parenthetic References): this 3-minute video by EasyBib gives a good overview. This document explains the connection between in-text citations and Works Cited.
  • What is Plagiarism and why does it matter? This series of videos will help explain.
  • How to Paraphrase: this 5-minute video by Lakeside School libraries explains how to combat plagiarism with paraphrasing.

Research

History 10: Honors European History

17th Century Research Essay

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Research

Enlightenment Research Essay

Citation and Research Help

See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.

Research

Science 11: Biomedicine

GMO Scientific Literature Review

Citation and Research Help

  • See the Library's Citation and Research Help for links to EasyBib, help with in-text citations, paraphrasing and MLA8 formatting, and understanding the research process.
  • LA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL of Purdue): including formatting Works Cited and In-Text Citations

Research

  • Genetics: eBook in Gale Virtual Reference Library: a comprehensive four volume set covering "every topic included in standard and advanced biology courses, from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge applications," (from Preface)
  • ProQuest: use the Advanced Search option to select limiters (e.g. Publication Type, Document Type)
  • JSTOR Register and Read: with a MyJSTOR account, search and save up to 3 articles every 14 days

Spanish Courses

Spanish III and Spanish IV

News
Revistas
Podcasts

Spanish V

News

Reference Resources

CIA World Factbook

Digital Public Library of America: "providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage"

IPL2: information you can trust

Library of Congress: Country Studies

U.S. Dep't of State: Countries Background Notes

U.S. Government Publishing Office: browse U.S. government publications

WA State HistoryLink: the free online encyclopedia of Washington State history

World History Interactive Atlas and Timeline: jump through the centuries back to 3000 B.C. to see how borders and place names have changed.

What about Wikipedia? Watch this video for wise advice on how Wikipedia can be used.