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Gilbert - Civil War: Getting Started

Getting Started


Academic Databases - use the drop down tab to find access and tutorials to the recommended databases for this project.

Print books - we are reorganizing this section so we have pulled most general resources on this topic.  Please don't hesitate to ask for help if you can't find something.   

Civil War Websites - a collection of Civil War websites

Is it C.R.A.P.?  - How do you determine if information you find online has been edited and is reliable for academic research? 

What's new this year!

Download database articles to your Google Drive!  

Look for the blue sign-in button available in many of our most popular databases.  


Students can now sign into the library catalog to place holds, rate books, and check-out e and audiobooks to a computer or device.  

 In the Apple App store or Google Play search Brytewave K-12 to get the app for your device.  Use your regular computer login to access our resources.  


Print Books

Search the catalog to find print resources on your topic. 

MLA Citations

Resources to help you with MLA citations:

1) EasyBib - available as a free online resource

2) NoodleTools -   use your school Google account to access this citation manager

2) Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - the go to online resource for citation - don't forget about this one!

3) MLA Handbook -  copies available in the library

4) Ms. Hopkins is happy to help with any citation questions.  Email her through your school Google account or stop by the library.