Online Reference

Online Reference Lower School
Username: ross
Password: lower
Please note that Ross School is under “PARTICIPATING NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS”


Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
User: ross  Password: ross_student

An essential language resources never before available online – fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, OLDO also features native speaker audio pronunciation – allowing you to hear how words actually sound!

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Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)
Students can explore topics using a time line, a geographical search, and natural language searches.

Ancient Civilizations Online
Truly an online version of a textbook, the site features information about major aspects of prehistoric world and takes readers through Egypt, the early Middle East, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, and South and Central America. Accessible language is used to describe the time periods and major events; sidebars contain links that lead to external websites on the topic.

Art Project (powered by Google)
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

DK Find Out
Easy-to-access, authoritative DK content.  Subject-based, curriculum-linked articles to support classroom learning and up-to-date resources and ideas for projects.

National Geographic’s Ancient World News (AWN)
Highlighting contemporary news concerning discoveries about the ancient world and ancient artifacts, this site connects current events with ancient history. Some recent examples include the destruction of ancient sites by ISIS, an in-depth look at the life of Bronze Age women, and the Shroud of Turin.

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Documenting Sources

5th & 6th Grades Only: Modified Works Consulted Page

Include a page at the end of your paper or topic reflection containing the books and Internet sites that you used in your research. Title the page “Works Consulted”  and include the following information for each source:

Title, author (if there is one), and title and URL (Internet address) for a web site or database.

Documentation Links

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Citation Machine

Easy Bib

Web Page Evaluation Criteria