Free Reference Resources for High School Libraries

Your local public library has many resources for secular studies that you can access from home. 

Check here to see if your public library is listed. 

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Basic Reference Information

 
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A short encyclopedia article on a general topic

An almanac for quick facts

Information about words and their meanings

A translation of some words or of the contents of a website

A symbol

A picture

A quotation

Help with the correct bibliographic style

To generate a bibliographic citation for a book in APA, MLA or Turabian style

Newspaper and Magazine Articles
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A magazine article on a general topic 

A scholarly article on a general topic

An article from an international newspaper

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Biographical Resources

Information about a famous person, past or present

Literature Resources
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Literary criticism, an author's biography, or an overview essay

Information about mythology

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History and Social Studies Resources
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Information about a country

A map

To know what happened in the world on a particular day or year

Pros and cons about current issues

Primary sources 

A political cartoon from American history

Economic statistics

Science Resources
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A scholarly article in science

A scholarly article in biomedicine 

Help with Exams
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Help with New York State Regents Exams

Help with AP Exams

 
 
 
 
 
 

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