Research

For primary sources...look at museums and archives.

Please check out museums or archives available for your topic.


AMLA Bookmark

Research and Citation Information from Mrs. MacWatters


Meridian Online Databases

Check out the library page for Online Resources (click here)

  1. A good place to start is doing a POWER SEARCH and use the TOPIC FINDER for a visual search; this searches all of the GALE databases --password: meridian
  2. General topics:
    1. Research Matters (GALE)--a variety of topics; password: meridian
    2. Research Matters (GALE) Encyclopedia of World Cultures; password: meridian
    3. Academic OneFile (GALE) Academic Journals and Magazines -- password: learn
    4. Biography in Context (GALE) password: meridian
    5. Gale Virtual Reference Library password: learn
    6. Student Resources in Context (GALE) password: learn
    7. General OneFile (GALE) Academic Journals and Magazines -- password: learn
    8. Infotrac Newsstand (GALE) password: learn
    9. Questia School --Books and articles
      1. username is school email address; password is lions1
    10. Proquest Ebooks: Books
      1. create your own account
  3. Literary topics
    1. Literature Resource Center (GALE) password: learn
    2. Artemis Literary Sources
    3. Biography in Context (GALE) password: meridian
  4. History topics
    1. National Geographic Virtual Library password: meridian
    2. Questia School username is school email address; password is lions
    3. World History in Context (GALE) password: meridian
    4. Biography in Context (GALE) password: meridian
    5. Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) password: learn
    6. SIRS Issues Researcher
  5. Controversial Topics
    1. Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) password: learn
    2. SIRS Issues Researcher
  6. Science topics
    1. Science in Context (GALE) password: meridian
    2. Questia School username is school email address; password is lions
    3. SIRS Issues Researcher
  7. Student Resources in Context (GALE) password: learn

Extended Essay Resources

Biology EEs



Free Access to JSTOR for Students

JSTOR is an amazing resource that includes books, primary sources, academic journals, etc.


Students have the opportunity to set up a FREE JSTOR account that allows students to read three articles every TWO weeks. Students are NOT allowed to download any copies, but you can READ ONLINE and TAKE NOTES. You can store up to THREE articles at a time on your “bookshelf.”


Set up your individual account by clicking on the link: http://about.jstor.org/rr


Internet Searches

Use one of the following search engines to help you with your research:

1. ipl2: information you can trust": http://ipl2server-1.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&tid=6996&parent=0

2.. infotopia.info

​3. https://scholar.google.com/


Don't forget to use your TexShare card resources at your local library.. Visit your local library and be sure that you have an active card.

Round Rock Library Account Login

Georgetown Library Account Login

Cedar Park Library Account Login

Hutto Library Account Login


TexShare Online Databases

Resources for Databases Available with Your Library Card

  1. *Contemporary Literary Criticism
  2. *EBSCO all Databases
  3. *GALE – all Gale databases
  4. *Gale Virtual Reference Library
  5. *Health Reference Center – Academic *Humanities Full Text
  6. *Literature Resource Center
  7. *Mango Languages
  8. *MAS Ultra: School Edition
  9. *Newspaper Source
  10. *Military and Government Collection *Newspaper Source
  11. *Newsstand
  12. *OneClickdigital
  13. *Play Index Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  14. *Regional Business News
  15. *Science and Technology Collection
  16. *Scribner Writers Series
  17. *Short Story Index
  18. *Student Research Center
  19. *Twayne’s Authors Series (English, United States, and World Authors)
  20. *WorldCat