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Research Databases for All Subjects

These sites are great places to start looking for information. To search a database from home, click on the "Search From Home" icon and type in the number from your OCLN library card

Research Databases - Access to general-interest, academic, business, market-research and health-related articles. To search click on the yellow icon and log in with the number from your OCLN library card (no spaces).
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English / Writing


History / Geography / Cultures

CHINA

Egypt


U.S. History,  Geography & Cultures


Math


National History Day

Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences
Make your NHD  project a success with these links!

National History Day Project Research Sites

  • American Memory Collection
    The Library of Congress has collected digitized primary source material on many different historical topics.
  • Avalon Project
    Yale Law School's online collection of primary source documents by time period from all around the world, from ancient documents to 21st-century ones.
  • Landmark Supreme Court Cases
    Resources and activities related to many important Supreme Court cases.
  • Making of America
    The University of Michigan's digital library of primary sources in American social history from pre-Civil War through Reconstruction.
  • NARA Online Exhibits
    The U.S. National Archives & Records is another good source for primary source material and images.
  • National History Day
    See the National History Day site for contest details and information on this year's winning projects.
  • 100 Milestone Documents
    Digital versions of documents important to U.S. history, such as The Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act.
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    Searchable online database of patent and trademark information.

Science


Science Fair Help Teens

Before choosing a topic, it’s a good idea to get some background on the idea of scientific method to help you plan your project.
What is the scientific method?

If you need some help thinking of a topic, these sites can give you some ideas:

Now that you’re ready to start, these sites can help direct you through the project:

If you have questions along the way, you might find the answer you need in the archives of these sites. If your question hasn’t been asked before, ask a scientist yourself!


Science Fair Help for Kids