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Resources Recommended by Ms. Davis

Having trouble finding where these titles are in the library?  Just ask Ms. Davis or Ms. Miller!


Unbound and unbroken: the story of Frederick Douglass by Amos Esty

Call number: 921 DOU

Encyclopedia of racism in the United States edited by Pyong Gap Min

Call number: REF 305.9 ENC

 

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Resources to Use - Databases

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For Bloom's Literary Reference Online and American History Online , the password and user ID are the same (use the six-letter abbreviation for the school).

For Gale's Literature Resource Center and Biography in Context, the number required is Good Counsel's street number on Old Vic Blvd. 

 

Wikipedia

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Helpful Web Sites for Creating Citations

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