Online Resources

  • Databases



    Check out these Infobase databases focused on particular subject areas. To access the American History and World Religions databases, simply click on the widget and sign in with your Google credentials.  For Chelsea House Biographies and World Geography and Culture, use the login information that can be accessed HERE (only accessible to those with a e-mail address). 

    American History Chelsea House Biographies Online World Geography and Culture Online 


    Deerfield Public Library Online Resources

    Harness the power of your Deerfield Public Library to access a wealth of incredible online tools through their website--news, e-books, databases, and even arts and crafts lessons are available.

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    Destiny Discover

    Search Shepard Middle School's catalog chock full of print and digital resources through Destiny Discover!  To learn more about how to set up and use Destiny Discover, check out this Slides presentation.

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    Google Advanced Search

    Use Google Advanced Search to search wisely! Choose particular dates or even domains (like .gov, .edu, or .org) to search smarter. Check out these search tips for more information.

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    Google Scholar

    Search for scholarly articles, books, abstracts, and even theses through Google Scholar

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    Online Encyclopedias

    World Book Online has a wealth of tools and information available to support your research. Gain access to this tool using the login information HERE (only accessible to those with a e-mail address). 

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Cite Your Sources

  • When you're researching, it's important to cite your sources!  This gives credit where credit is due, and it allows your reader to learn where you obtained your information for further exploration.  These are some helpful tools when creating bibliographies, works cited, and citations. Just click on the icons below to get started using these tools:


    NoodleTools is a subscription-based tool.  Please log in using your DPS109 Google account. Check out the NoodleTools YouTube Channel for video tutorials and more info for troubleshooting.

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    Purdue's Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL, is an excellent online writing resource that provides guidance in writing, research, and various citation styles such as MLA (for English and social studies) and APA (for science). If you're ever stuck and feeling unsure about something related to writing and research, this is a wonderful website to explore for support. 

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