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Database Access – Click here for a list of passwords to the databases to which LSWHS subscribes. You will also find registration directions for some of our subscriptions.
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You must be logged in to your LSR7 Google account to access this document.**

Noodletools – Noodletools is the research platform to which LSR7 subscribes. Students can create citations, notecards, outlines, and more within the platform.
** You must use the Noodletool’s link provided by the library. If you do not use our link, you will not be able to access previous work or save current work.**

Noodletools Registration Directions – Use these directions to for Noodletools prior to beginning a project. Students must be registered to have access to the LSR7 subscription tools. 

Information Evaluation Form (online) – Evaluating the credibility, accuracy, bias, and usefulness of information is critical in our world today. This form guides students through the process.

Information Evaluation Form (pdf) – Evaluating the credibility, accuracy, bias, and usefulness of information is critical in our world today. This form guides students through the process.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  – The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Missouri Connections – Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. 

FAFSA – Click here to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Careers.org – CAREERS.org wants to be your go-to resource for job search and career advice. We offer insights on jobs, careers, entrepreneurial opportunities and online degrees and training. Find in-depth profiles on hundreds of occupations, industries and academic programs. …if it’s about your career it’s here!

WorkKeys – ACT WorkKeys® Assessments are the cornerstone of ACT workforce solutions. The assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. 

Career and Educational Planning Guide – This Career and Educational Planning Guide contains a wealth of information to assist as you organize and implement a plan for your high school career and beyond.

My Connections College and Career Readiness  – The Lee’s Summit R7 School District College and Career Readiness website.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context –  Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to school funding.

SIRS Researcher – When it comes to helping researchers understand the major issues of the day, SIRS® Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. 

Education Resources Information Center – ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Biography in Context  – Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Biography In Context includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. 

Literature Resource Center – Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to school funding.

Poets.org – Poets.org is produced by the Academy of American Poets. The site was launched in 1996, becoming the original online resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers. 

SIRS Researcher –  When it comes to helping researchers understand the major issues of the day, SIRS® Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. 

Funk & Wagnalls – Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

World Book Online  The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.

Academic Search Elite Academic Search Elite provides multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed and full-text academic journals supporting scholarly research with comprehensive coverage in key areas of academic study.

Explora –  A dedicated search interface for all of your EBSCO school or public library databases, Explora offers users the following benefits: simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research, high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment, and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas.

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

Questia –  The Questia library contains books and journal articles on subjects such as history, philosophy, economics, political science, English and literature, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. It also includes magazine and newspaper articles. Questia has more than 83,000 online books from reputable commercial and academic presses and more than 10 million quality, citable journal, newspaper and magazine articles.

Student Resources in Context – Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. 

Consumer Health Complete – Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

MEDLINE – This database provides full-text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. 

The following links take you directly to the research databases for each of the libraries listed. Dual credit students should be able to access the university/college library resources. Directions for doing so are available on their library websites.

Mid-Continent Research Databases

Metropolitan Community College | Dual Credit

UMKC | Dual Credit

Live Homework Help – Students with Mid-Continent cards can access live homework help for a variety of topics (including math) via this link. Many of our students have found the math tutoring extremely helpful. 

MAS Ultra-School Edition –  MAS Ultra – School Edition provides full text for top high-school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It also includes full-text biographies, primary source documents, reference books, an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1921) for key magazines.

Newspaper Source – Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

ABC-CLIO – ABC-CLIO Solutions suite comprises 15 social studies research and curriculum databases designed to improve students’ inquiry skills and to deepen their understanding of history, contemporary issues, and global cultures.

Biography in Context –  Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Biography In Context includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures.

Global Issues in Context  – Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search—Global Issues In Context is updated daily and offers 250 different country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages. Exclusive to Global Issues In ContextGlobal Issues Viewpoints contains more than 3,000 exclusive commentaries that provide background and guidance on significant topics.

Google Historical Moments – A collection of online exhibitions regarding various historical moments such as: The Spanish Civil War, D-Day, Lincoln at Gettysburg.  Each exhibition tells a story using documents, photos, videos and in some cases personal accounts of events.

U.S. History in Context – U.S. History In Context covers topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.

World History in Context – World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today’s headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students. 

Safari Montage – Videos  – Access 14,000+ videos* and 40,000+ images, audio files, eBooks, interactive files, documents and web links from the finest publishers.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art – The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.

Google Art & Culture – an online platform containing millions of highly digitized pieces of art, 360 images and videos of historical sites and stories from across the globe.

ACT Prep (College Preparation Center) – Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help you prepare for college success. Before beginning, you must register WHILE ON CAMPUS. Click here for directions. 

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