Online Reference Upper School

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ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History
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Provides content from reference works, monographs, and primary documents, including 6 volumes from The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life and 27 volumes from the critically acclaimed Daily Life Through History series, documenting the mundane but essential aspects of everyday life in the past and present.

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.

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

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.

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

211 Long Island
Profiles more than 11,000 community services and resources available in the Long Island area.

C-SPAN Video Archive
The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.

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.

JStor provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

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.

Oxford Art Online
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Provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with hyperlinked cross-references and full-text and Article Search capability as well as Related Articles and Image Links searches.

Oxford English Dictionary 
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) offers unrivaled online access to the history and culture of Islam, providing full text access to great Oxford reference and scholarly works including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, two classic interpretations of the Qur’an, a Concordance of the Qur’an, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, and the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.

Oxford Music Online
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Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

Project Muse
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 350 high quality humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

Project Gutenberg
A digital library of free ebooks. Includes Book listings, search engine, newsletter, articles and information on how users can help create more free ebooks.

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Documenting Sources

When writing an academic research paper, the facts, quotations, ideas, opinions, lines of argument, etc. that you use from the work of someone else must be acknowledged for their contribution to your work. There are many acceptable ways for doing so; at the Ross School, the MLA style is the standard for documenting sources. The complete MLA guidelines are available in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and additional information, especially for documenting online sources, is online at the Modern Language Association’s section on MLA Style.

In the MLA style, acknowledgement of a source consists of an in-text citation within the body of the paper that refers to an entry on a Works Cited list. Generally, the in-text citation includes the author’s name and the page number and the Works Cited entry includes the author, title, and publication information.

Works Cited Entry
Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1966.

In-text Citation
Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as “symbol-using animals” (3).
Human beings have been described as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3).

Compiled and adapted for the Ross School. Comprehensive information on MLA style can be found in: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

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