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Indexes Subject Directory

Directories include lists of websites that you can browse through by subject or search by keyward.  They provide more reliable information and websites that you can trust!  Try these BEFORE you do a Google search!

Internet Public Library

Finding Dulcinea



Search Engines

More Research Sites




Includes dictionary, Spanish-English, Thesaurus, and medical dictionary

One-Look Dictionary



Research Resources

Gale Research Databases


Provides a premium selection of reference materials, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia.  Includes features such as reading levels, audio, and translation components.

gvrl.png Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks include content on environmental, science, and health topics.

Password: slzusd (For remote access only) 

How to use Gale Database Activity

Learn 360



Includes full-length videos divided into content-specific video segments that are searchable by subject, grade level, and standard.  Content from PBS, National Geographic, and more.  Easily accessible from school or from home 24/7.


URL: www.learn360.com

To create an account visit the district site, by clicking here.


Primary Sources

Calisphere - a world of primary sources and more from the University of California

Library of Congress - Digital Resources

Social Justice Documents

Busca informaciĀ­on en Espanol

On-Line Tools for Research

On-line Graphic Organizers




On-line Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations

Google Drive - Explanation.

Video: Google Docs in Plain English

Screencast: Features of Google Docs


Timeline Tool

Citing Sources: Bibliography Assistance

Evaluating Sources

Note Taking

Use these note taking pages when working on research projects.  Pick the one that matches with your source type.



Magazines and Newspapers

Gale Database (Student Resource Gold)


Searching Strategies

Google Tools

Advantages of Google Tools:

1.  Free  

2.  Can access anywhere with internet connection  

3.  Collaboration is easy

Try the online documents, spreedsheets, presentations, and forms.

Video: Google Tools in Plain English

*  Setting up a Google Account doc.

* A Few Tips on Using Google Tools

*  Screencast: Introduction to Google Docs

Copyright Friendly Images and Videos

Creative Commons Search

Use images with the creative commons license in your projects to avoid copyright infringement.


Use this site to get pictures to put into your presentations.  It is a copyright-friendly site because permission has been given to use all images for educational use.