This guide is designed to help you explore topics and gather research sources for your annotated bibliography project. Your English teacher would like you to try using a research database as a way of sharpening your research skills and locating sources from a wide variety of publications.
The U.S. History in Context database is a great option for this project because it not only includes reference, news, and scholarly journal articles, but for many popular research topics the database also pre-organizes sets of research resources. This means the database has already done some of the work for you by collecting related resources together in a single location.
This ELA 3 Annotated Bibliography Project page contains information about accessing OE online resources off-campus and demonstrations of using U.S. History in Context database tools.
If you need additional help the library hours are Mon-Friday, 7.30-3.30 and advisory (create an e-hallpass for your advisory teacher to approve) on Mon, Thurs, and Fridays. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and your English teachers are: Ms. Bell email@example.com, Mr. Franzen firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. McCalister email@example.com
Access OE Online Resources
Some of our databases require a password for access. Find a complete list of e-resources and login passwords in the link below. Forgotten the password to open the password list? Come see us in the library or email Ms. McNerney firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passwords for OE Electronic Resources
Video tutorial of the passwords page.
U.S. History in Context Guides
Video Database Guide:
MLA Formatting— for your overall paper, and your Works Cited pages
MLA Works Cited— how to create a complete list of the resources cited in your paper
Purdue OWL– Purdue University’s great online MLA help site