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Welcome to the Grant High Library

Librarian: Mr. Whittlesey

Phone:566-3450 ext  65073

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 - 2:30

Wednesday: 9:00 - 12:37

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For the Gale Resources in Context click on this link, http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sacr86436?db=SUIC
A password is not required at school!
If you want to access Gale outside of school the password is sacr_log

 
For the Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context click on this link, http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sacr86436?db=OVIC
A password is not required at school!
If you want to access Gale outside of school the password is sacr_log

 
The district has a one month access to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History hosted by Gale that will expire September 15.
 
 
This is an outstanding resource for history teachers, especially US History.
 

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There are 30 E cards in the library. Check with the librarian about checking out the E cards.
Once you have an E card click here
Type in barcode number on E card
Type in 95838 for PIN number.
You will now have access to the digital resources of the Sacramento Public Library system.
 

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Stand on the shoulders of Giants!!!   

When you access Google Scholar you can rest assured you are only viewing the best sources with no complaints from your English teachers here at Grant. Citing Wikipedia or Buzzfeed isn't going to cut it in academia, ask any of our English teachers. Wikipedia is a great place to begin a search, often get a great overview of a subject and then dig deeper and follow up on the resource links always provided throughout the article and sources cited at the end. The great advantage of Google Scholar is that it filters through the web's clutter and targets peer-reviewed and research-based articles, primarily come from journals, papers, and other sources more likely to win your professor's approval. 

You can even create a Google Scholar Library to save searches, retrieve previous discoveries, and search the full text of found reports. Create a Scholar Profile to track citations to your own publications and have greater control over references to your content.
 

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Internet Public Library is like Librarian 2.0 Thankfully public libraries in Sacramento are appreciated and it's hard to imagine a successful student surviving and thriving four years in high school without a public library card. But we realize a student can't always get to a public library and the school library is only open during the school day so what are your alternatives?

Have you heard of the Internet Public Library?. It's an excellent search engine for academic-focused content, serving up links to university-, government-, and research-based organizations. In the pre-Internet dark ages, a sage known as the librarian guided you through the caverns of paper-based resources, and now can guide you to both online and print resources. The Internet Public Library has a modern take: You can fill out a form requesting assistance for a specific subject. A member of the IPL staff will email you an answer. Nifty! There's even a section especially for teens, try it out!!!
 

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PURDUE OWL WILL HELP ANYONE WITH FORMATTING PAPERS
 
Purdue's Online Writing Lab, known as OWL, is an essential formatting resource for research papers, regardless of which college you attend. It breaks down all the nitty-gritty formatting details you need to know, offers general writing and article construction tips, and has a Google-powered search engine to help you sniff out specific tutorials.
 
Many of the sections provide multiple examples and visuals for how to get the formatting right—an especially helpful touch. The examples and support articles paint an easy-to-follow picture of what the final result should look like.  This site was formally under the MLA Links section, but with the emphasis placed on OWL by Ms. Troxler we have moved it front and center.
 
time 100 world's most influential people
 If you're researching the "Individual in Society" you may want to check out Time's issue above. Click on the cover and it will take you to a page listing Time's 100 most influential people. Then you can click on each link to an article about that person. Quite a diverse list and reading several of the articles could be illuminating in providing some context on what it means to be an individual in society in 2011! Be sure to check out the authors of the articles because they are equally influential. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote the piece on Edward Kennedy
 

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Biography Online
This site seems like a good one to check out to get ideas about some of the people who have changed the world and are making a difference. Be sure to check out the link to "100 People Who Changed the World"