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Project Guides

 

Compiled by your librarian, these project guides provide resources and research assistance to help you with your class projects.

Advanced Dance: Narrative Project
 
Project Description
This document details the requirements of the project.
 
Universal Dance Vocabulary
This list of universal dance vocabulary terms will guide the choreography of your solo
Dance Glossary
Glossary of dance terms and their definitions
Sleeping Beauty [VIDEO]
Choreography by Rudolph Nureyev
Lamentation [VIDEO]
Choreography by Martha Graham
This American Life (Web Browser)
Stream, download, or read transcripts from previous episodes of This American Life on your web browser
This American Life (iTunes)
Stream recent episodes of This American Life on your iPad or iPhone
This American Life (Pandora)
Stream randomly selected episodes of This American Life through your Pandora app
American Literature: Banned Books
 
Project Description
Ms. Joiner's assignment description and requirements
 
YouTube Videos
These videos provide basic information on the banning of books including examples, perspectives, and insights from librarians and professors of library science.
 
Infoplease -- Censorship in United States
This reference article provides a brief overview of the history of censorship in the U.S.
 
National Coalition Against Censorship
This website provides information and resources on various forms of censorship
 
American Library Association -- About Banned & Challenged Books
The ALA is the foremost authority on book bannings and challenges in the U.S.. This page provides a general overview and establishes terms and definitions.
 
American Library Association -- Challenged Classics
Examples of challenged classics and why they have been challenged
 
Banned Books Week -- Mapping Censorship
This interactive map offers information on specific incidents of book bannings around the United States.
 
PEN American Center
This organization advocates free expression and the rights of writers to express their ideas.
 
Online Databases
These databases are offered through the LRC website.
 
Citation Tools
These online citations tools will help you cite your sources and form your works cited list.
American Literature: The Catcher in the Rye
 
Project Description
Ms. Houston's assignment description and requirements
 
YouTube Videos
These videos provide basic information on the novel--summary, symbolism, etc.
 
Biography: J.D. Salinger
Biographical information on the author
 
Obituary of Salinger--New York Times
Great resources for biographical information, commentary on Catcher and his other writings
 
Annnotated Chapters of Catcher--Lit Genius
This website allows users to annotate lines of text in Catcher in the Rye
 
Salinger's Other Writings--New York Times
NYT report on posthumous publication of previously unknown writings
 
Catcher's Legacy of Book Bans--NPR
Examples of challenged classics and why they have been challenged
 
Catcher's Legacy with Young People--The Atlantic
For decades, reviewers and readers have compared works of fiction about young people to J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic
 
Catcher's Legacy with High School Students--New York Times
Holden Caulfield may not reach students the way he used to
 
Instances of Bans/Challenges to Catcher--ALA
List of reported bans/challengs of the novel in the United States
 
1989 Banning of Catcher in High School--Los Angeles Times
Reporting of a successful ban of the novel in a California high school
 
Various Resources on Catcher--New York Times
This teaching guide for the novel provides dozens of resources on various topics relvant to your research
 
Online Databases
These databases are offered through the LRC website.
 
Citation Tools
These online citations tools will help you cite your sources and form your works cited list.
Anatomy & Physiology: Case Study
 
Project Description
Mrs. Wildman's assignment description and requirements
 
APA Citation Tutorial
This tutorial requires the use of Adobe Flash Player®
 
Catechism of the Catholic Church
This online edition of the Catechism allows browsing and keyword searching
 
Merck Manual
This online database, often used as a reference resource by medical students, offers information on medical topics, drug information, procedures, news, and commentary
 
Physicians Desk Reference
This database covers medical drugs and related topics
 
U.S. National Library of Medicine -- Medline Plus
This database of over 950 diseases includes infomation on symptoms, treatment, etc.
 
Mayo Clinic -- Diseases and Conditions
A comprehensive guide on hundreds of diseases and conditions including symptoms, causes, treatments, etc..
 
NIH -- Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
This database provides full-text articles for hundreds of genetic diseases.
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention -- Diseases and Conditions
This database provides full-text articles and lists of related scientific articles
 
National Center for Biotechnology Information -- Genes & Diseases
This online text provides short articles on genetic diseases. Do not use the search bar the top of the page; instead use the search bar labelled "Search this Book."
AP Language & Comp: Collumnists Project
 
Project Description
Ms. Tully's assignment sheet
 
Feebly
This blog tracker may allow you to receive updates whenever your selected publication posts new Opinion Collumns. Creating an account is free.
 
The New York Times / Opinion
Maureen Dowd, Thomas L. Friedman, Ross Douthat, Frank Bruni, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Kristof, Charles Blow, Roger Cohen
 
The Washington Post / Opinion
*Full-digital access is available for free through login to Amazon Prime*
 
The Boston Globe / Opinion
Alex Beam, Stephen Kinzer, Jeff Jacoby, Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Chicago Tribune / Opinion
Clarence Page, John Kass, Steve Chapman
The Nation / Opinion
Gary Younge, Laila Lalami, Patricia Williams, Katha Pollitt, Eric Alterman
*Scross to the very bottom to read collumns*
AP Literature & Comp: Civil Disobedience
 
Project Description
Ms Allworth's assignment sheet
 
YouTube Videos
These videos provide an introduction to the principles of civil disobedience and some examples from recent history
 
Civil Disobedience Reader
Thoreau's annotated text as well as critical essays on the text
 
Antigone Reader
An online text of Sophocles' play
 
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr's text explores the practice and the morality of civil disobedience
 
Bill of Rights Institute
This helpful guide provides links to resources on civil disobedience
Pew Research Center
Martin Luther King, Jr's text explores the practice and the morality of civil disobedience
Recommended databases
Gale Databases, Current Event & News Databases
Biology: Genetic Disorders
 
Project Description
Mrs. Wildman's assignment description and requirements
Paper Formatting
Mrs. Wildman's requirements for formatting your research paper
Grading Rubric
Mrs. Wildman's rubric for grading your research paper
 
APA Citation Tutorial
This tutorial requires the use of Adobe Flash Player®
 
Genetics Home Reference
A good reference resources to get started on your research--like Wikipedia but credible
 
U.S. National Library of Medicine -- Medline Plus
This database of over 950 diseases includes infomation on symptoms, treatment, etc.
 
Mayo Clinic -- Diseases and Conditions
A comprehensive guide on hundreds of diseases and conditions including symptoms, causes, treatments, etc..
 
NIH -- Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
This database provides full-text articles for hundreds of genetic diseases.
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention -- Diseases and Conditions
This database provides full-text articles and lists of related scientific articles
 
National Center for Biotechnology Information -- Genes & Diseases
This online text provides short articles on genetic diseases. Do not use the search bar the top of the page; instead use the search bar labelled "Search this Book."
British Literature: The Canterbury Tales
 
Project Description
Assignment rubric and project description
 
The Canterbury Tales (text)
Search this online text by holding down Ctrl, F on a PC or Command, F on a Mac
 
British Library
This resource provides a brief summary of the Canterbury Tales and a historical context to the pilgrims' stories
 
Three Estates
Overview of the classes or "estates" represented in The Canterbury Tales
 
World History in Context
This article provides a thorough cross-section of the character types in The Canterbury Tales
 
Norton Anthology of English Literature
This article surveys the spectrum of classes or "estates" represented by the pilgrims.
 
San Francisco State Univ.

This resource discusses some of the pilgrims' classes in the wider context of the 14th Cent. and estate literature contemporary to Chaucer

 
LRC Databases
Recommended databases: Gale Student Resources in Context, Infoplease, The Free Library, Lit Genius
 
Tutorial for Try It! Illinois Databases
This tutorial will help guide you through the Try It! Illinois web portal which gives you free access to premier subscription databases.
 
Citation Tools
These citation tools will help you in citing your material easily and correctly.
British Literature: College Research Paper
 
Project Description
Assignment rubric and project description
 
YouTube Videos
These videos provide short overviews of various topics related to the college search
 
LRC Financial Aid Toolkit
This resource guide offers information on financial aid.
 
Is college worth the cost?--PBS Newshour
This video and transcription explore the question: Is a college diploma worth the soaring student debt? 
 
College Scorecard -- U.S. Dept of Ed
Search for schools by programs, location, size, etc. and find all the costs and statistics for that school.
 
Net Price Calculator -- U.S. Dept of Ed
A school's net price is the amount it will cost to attend that school minus what is received in financial aid. Discover any school's net price here.
 
College Navigator -- U.S. Dept of Ed

Here you can search for and compare colleges on all sorts of criteria including costs, majors offered, size of school, campus safety, and graduation rates.

 
Princeton Review
This private company offers test services and admissions advice, however, this website offers free information and advice regarding all aspects of the college admissions process
 
College Admission Requirements -- Peterson's
Here you can find articles related to college admissions requirements
 
College Admissions Process -- Khan Academy
This is an enormous guide of resources detailing the admissions process
 
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The NCAA orgnizes and regulates the college athletic programs at nearly every American university. This site will provide information on specific universitys' athletic programs, divisions, and specific sports.
 
College Majors 101
This site offers detailed information about college majors, career placement, and major programs
 
U.S. News Colleges
Here, you can browse and search for schools, and find information on student life outside the classroom
 
Campus Life--CollegeBoard
Watch videos and read testimonials about life on campus and student life
 
Citation Tools
These resources will help you cite your paper.
British Literature: The Lord of the Flies
 
Project Description
Mrs. Allworth's assignment sheet
 
YouTube Videos
Produced by Crash Course, these videos describe and demonstrate each psychological experiment.
 
Simply Psychology
Excellent resource for general information on each experiment
 
Socially Psyched
Website that summarizes and reviews the findings of famous social psychology experiments.
 
Stanford Prison Experiment
Selected articles on Dr. Zimbardo's experiment
 
Recommended databases:
Gale, The Free Library, Simply Psychology
College Writing: Scholarship Research
 
Project Description
Ms. Cassidy and Ms. Bochenek's assignment sheet
 
YouTube Videos
These videos provide an introduction to the various stages and elements of financial aid
 
Federal Student Aid
Created by the U.S. Department of Education, this website covers all areas of financing college
 
PBS Need to Know: Student Loans
A selection of articles and videos curated by PBS
 
Finding and Applying for Scholarships
Dept. of Education resources for  finding and applying for scholarships
 
Recommended databases
Gale Databases, JSTOR, The Free Library, Chicago Tribune, and NYT Archives
Graphic Design: Designer Graphic & Article
 
Project Description
Mrs. Murray's assignment sheet
 
The New York Times: Arts Section
The Art pages of the New York Times have a searchable database of archived articles and profiles of artists and graphic designers. Click the "search" button in the top left of the page and search for your artist
 
The New Yorker Magazine
The website for the New Yorker Magazine offers free access to three articles per month and has articles containing information on many of the artists on your list.
 
An Introduction to Graphic Design History
This website provides a short introduction to the history of graphic design and many of the designers on your list. The search tool is helpful for locating your artist and can be found in the lower right section of the website.
 
A History of Graphic Design
This website is organized by era and school of graphic design, therefore it would be helpful to know the historical context of the artist before browsing this website. Explore the website more easily by clicking on the "Site Map" in the lower left of the homepage.
 
Design is History
This website offers articles on various prolific artists in the history of graphic design. Expand the menu on the left by clicking on decades to find your artist.
 
Citation Tools
Consult the Citation Toolkit for assistance with citation guidelines.
Health: Marijuana Debate
 
Project Description
Ms. Erickson's assignment sheet and project description
 
PBS Marijuana Timeline
This PBS timeline highlights the laws passed in the 19th and 20th Centuries regarding marijuana
 
Overview of State Laws on Marijuana
The National Conference of State Legislatures compiles information and helpful charts on laws in 50 states regarding marijuana.
 
Medical Marijuana Laws in the 50 States
The National Conference of State Legislatures compiles information and helpful charts on laws in 50 states regarding medical marijuana usage.
 
Is Marijuana Medicine?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse considers the health benefits and risks of marijuana usage as medicine
 
PEW Research Polls on Attitudes toward Marijuana
This compiled list of charts, graphs, and statistics demonstrate the evolving attitudes Americans have toward legalizing marijuana.
 
How Safe is Recreational Marijuana?
This report from Scientific American debate long-term and short-term effects of recreational marijuana usage.
 
New York Times: Marijuana
These are the NYT articles concerning the marijuana debate organized by the latest news.
 
New York Times Debate: Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?
NYT opinion columnists debate the issue from both sides.
A Case for Legalization
Author Dan Baum writes in Harper's magazine about the reasons marijuana should be legalized
 
New York Times Debate: Is Marijuana Legalization Inevitable?
NYT opinion columnists debate the issue from both sides.
 
Citation Tools
Consult the Citation Toolkit for assistance with citation guidelines.
 
Recommended Databases
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Pew Research Center
Philosophy: Aesthetics Project
 
Project Description
Mr Apo's assignment sheet
 
YouTube Videos
This video may help you in your analysis of various media and subjects
 
Art Institute of Chicago / Collection
Online database of the AIC collection
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art / Collection
Online database of the Met's collection
 
Understanding the Elements of Art
This helpful guide isolates the components of a work of art and may helps your analysis
 
Recommended databases:
Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Google Art Project
Principles of Engineering: Design Based Thinking
 
Project Description
Ms Locher's assignment sheet
 
Learning Space Design
Resources for reimagining how a learning space should be designed
What is a Learning Commons?
Edutopia article describing the transformation of libraries and learning spaces into learning commons
Learning Commons Resources
Google site dedicated to theory behind Learning Commons and a showcase of examples of school library learning commons
 
Build Something Bold Award
Profiles and work created by the 2015 recipients of the Build Something Bold Award, including Makerspaces, School Library Learning Commons
How to Create a 21st Century School Library
Article outlining elements of a tech-driven, collaborative learning space in the school library
Deer Path Middle School's "The Cube"
Located in Lake Forest, "the Cube" is Deer Path Middle School's new collaborative learnign environment
Build Your Own Digital Media Lab
Article describing how Skokie Public Library constructed its digital media lab and how it is used and can be replicated
How to Create TV Studio Morning Announcements
A teacher and media lab coordinator's website describing a project to introduce TV morning announcements at his Massachusetts High School
What is Flexible Seating?
Edutopia article describing the role of flexible seating in learning space design
Flexible Seating Examples
Demco Interiors is a leading vendor of flexible furniture, and their layouts can inspire ideas for redesigning spaces
Sacraments: Church History and the Saints
 
Project Description
Ms. Maroor's assignment sheet
Paper Formatting Instructions
Ms. Maroor's instructions on formatting, structure, and other requirements
Annotated Bibliography Guide
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides a guide with examples for writing an annotated bibliography
Citation Tools
Several tools that can help you compose your annotated bibliography, in-text citations, and works cited list
Christian History (Summaries)
Articles on events and eras in Christian history
Christian History (Timeline)
Articles on events in Christian history organized by year and by century
Christian History (In-Depth)
Christian History Institute has organized a thorough guide to understanding Christian history divided into 4 parts: Early Church, Medieval, Reformation, Post-Reformation
 
Gale: Student Resources in Context
This database is a good starting point for reading about your saint and the historical context in which he/she lived. The password for the database is panthers
 
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
Browse an alphabetized list of articles related to your saint, historical periods of the Church, and theological doctrines
Google Scholar
All search results from this search engine are from print books, articles, and journals
 
Infoplease
This database features reference articles (i.e. encyclopedia, biography) from multiple sources
 
Early & Medieval Church History [VIDEOS]
Playlist of 50+ YouTube videos produced by Prof. Ryan Reeves, PhD. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Crash Course World History [VIDEOS]
Playlist of 42 videos on ears and movements in world history. Produced by and starring YA novelist John Green, these history lessons can provide historical context to your era in Church History