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Porta Jr./Sr. High School Online Resources

Below are usernames, passwords, and any other information that you may need to access and utilize these websites

 

GALE  - STUDENT RESOURCES IN CONTEXT

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/pete42834?db=SUIC

 

Password: porta

 

To Use:

1.     Type your topic in the SEARCH bar.

2.     (OR) open the “Browse Topic” bar

3.     Click on “choose a category” to choose the area you would like to search

 

GALE  - OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/pete42834

Password:  porta

 

1. Select (check) Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

2. Type your topic into the FIND bar.

3. Click SEARCH.

 

FIRST SEARCH – Find books on our shelves or to Request a Book

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/default.aspx

 

·       Type a topic or title in to the search field and hit ENTER

·       Now you can click “Limit by” and choose books

·       Then click on the blue “More search options”

·       You can choose PORTA’s library under “Libraries”

·       You can limit the “Publication Dates” or exclude some

·       You can choose the “Target Audience” and “Language”

·       Once you choose a book, write down the title of the book and the author and email Mrs. Bell or bring it to her desk if you would like to order that book.

·       If you need help, ask Mrs. Bell or a library worker!     

Archived Yearbooks

Click here to access archived yearbooks

 

  • PORTA High School
  • Tallula Community High School
  • Athens High School
  • Prophetstown High School

Online Book Collection

https://online.salempress.com/doi/book/10.3331/Infect

 

Password: portacusd

Literature: Authors and Works
  • Jane Austen
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Dracula
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
  • Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire
 
History
  • Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy
  • Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, and Nationalism
  • The 1930's
  • Civil Rights (1954-2015)
  • Gender: Roles an Rights
 
Health
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Infectious Diseases & Conditions
 

New York Times Newspaper

https://www.nytimes.com/

 

To use at school, open access (access ends this school year)

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

http://scholar.google.com

 

To Use:

1.         Type your keywords in the search engine

2.         Anything that has HTML or PDF off to the right of the search results is available in full-text

 

DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

http://www.doaj.org/

 

1.         Type your keyword(s) in the box underneath “Articles.”

2.         Click “Search Articles.”

3.         ALL articles are full-text.

 

 

PRO/CON

http://www.procon.org/

 

Place to locate opposing viewpoints on 43 controversial topics.

 

 

Library of Congress Website

https://www.loc.gov/  

 

Access virtual tours, listen to sound clips,  and explore a multitude of primary source documents and artifacts at this site for the Library of Congress.     

 

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Understand history, art, culture, and the sciences through enquiry and analysis.
Khan Academy
Helps students learn through video tutorials, interactive exercises, in-depth articles covering topics in math, science, economics, history, and more.
TEDEd
Provides a huge collection of education video content to inspire, challenge, and enrich students' learning experiences.

MLA Formatting

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/  

 

MLA formatting and style guides provided by Purdue University's on-line writing lab.

 

APA Formatting

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

APA formatting and style guides provided by Purdue University's on-line writing lab.