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Resources by Subject

Art

Subscription Databases

Discovery Education Streaming - provides images, videos and video clips on curriculum related topics.

Encyclopedia Britannica- online encyclopedia for detailed information on all subjects.

Facts on File Databases:

Ancient & Medieval History Online | Modern World History Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks) - search a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in ebook format.

iCONN Multi-Database Search | Individual iConn Resources

Biography Resource Center

History Resource Center: World

Websites

AP Images

Creative Commons - Search for content which can be re-used (for some uses) without having to pay or ask permission

The Louvre Museum - Official site for the famous museum located in the heart of Paris. View the collection online, take a virtual tour, explore the various exhibitions, and read about events and activities. Also includes online ticket sales.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Collections include more than two million works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

The Web Gallery of Art - a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries

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Botany

Websites:

The World's Biomes

What's it Like Where You Live

 

Databases:

Science Online: Presents a broad rance of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

 

Career Research

 

    Websites

    CNN Money - Search the top ten jobs since 2006, and other top careers

    Career Path - Free online quiz to find out possible careers you would be interested in

    LinkedIn - Create an account and explore different career paths you may take

    Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Princeton Review - Search for careers after college or take a free quiz

eBooks

Careers and Occupations: Looking to the Future

 

 

Print Books

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance - COL 331 ENC

Career Discovery Encyclopedia - COL 331.702 CAR

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Comparative World Religion

From the web:

Adherents.com - Summarizes religious data compiled from books, journals, or other websites. Entries include citations to the sources from which the data was compiled.

Biblical Art on the WWW - Indexes more than 37,000 biblical images.

The Catholic Directory - Simple-to-use directory for finding Catholic churches throughout the U.S.

Encylopedia of Religion and Society

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) - provides reliable information on Anabaptist religions (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, brethren in Christ).

Jewish Encyclopedia - Based on the printed 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia published between 1901 and 1906.

New Advent - Content derived from the 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia. Also includes the Bible, writings of the church fathers, and church documents.

Patheos - Allows users to select different religions and conduct a comparison on backgrounds and beliefs.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life - Provides an extensive report on American religious beliefs, statistics, and mapping information.

Saints - More than 4,000 profiles of saints.

Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion - Provides selected resources on various religions.

Yahoo! Directory: Religion & Spirituality - More than 34,000 websites that have been organized or indexed by broad categories.

 

Environmental Issues

Databases

Facts on File: Science Online -

Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks) - search a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in ebook format.

GreenFILE - 300,000 scholarly indexes, general interest titles, government publications and more, containing information on environmental concerns.

iCONN Resources - If accessing from home, use your public library barcode to login

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - a virtual library of resources from Gale designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control.

ProQuest Platinum - for magazine/newspaper articles

    ProQuest AP Science

Websites

EIA - Energy Emissions Data & Environmental Analysis of Energy Data - Official Energy Statistics from the US Government - Environment energy-related emissions data & environmental analyses

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): US DOE - The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment - GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.

High School Environmental Center: US EPA - Your portal to EPA Environmental Resources. This site will inform you about environmental issues and help you protect the environment.

National Geographic: Environment -

ScienceDaily - ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. Copyright Reuters 2008.

United Nations Environment Programme - To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

WHO | Water, health and ecosystems: directory of resources -

Wind Energy Benefits (PDF) - factsheet created by the US Dept of Energy, but available on the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative website, James Madison University

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Genetics

 

 

Library Catalog (Destiny):
Keyword or Subject search
Examples of Keywords: diseases, genetics, cystic fibrosis
DHS books with information on specific genetic diseases (PDF)

 

 eBooks

(Available through DHS Library)

Biology
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions 3v,  2008
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders 3rd ed., 2v, 2010
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders (2006)
Human Diseases and Conditions (2010)

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health - Infancy through Adolescence

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine 4th ed., 6v, 2011

Hemophilia 2003

Magill’s Medical Guide  4th rev. ed., 5v, 2008

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Databases
Encyclopedia Britannica

iCONN Databases - (If accessing from home, use your public library barcode to login)

 

Websites
Destiny: WebPath Express
Use same search strategies as searching for books.
Make sure you use websites that are grade appropriate.
Genetic Disorders Library - The Genetic Science Learning Center is a science and health education program located in the midst of the bioscience research being carried out at the University of Utah. Our mission is making science easy for everyone to understand.
GGPP: Specific Genetic Disorders - Index to fact sheets on various types of cancers and other specific genetic disorders, published by the National Human Genome Research Institute
Medline Plus - Genetic Disorders - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
PubMed - a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals

History

Databases

ABC-CLIO's - World Geography- Current and historical information on countries from around the world.

Access Newspaper Archive - Historical newspaper database from 1759 to 1977. Must be accessed from school IP

Encyclopedia Britannica- Online encyclopedia for detailed information on all subjects.

Facts on File Databases:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks) - search a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in ebook format.

iCONN Multi-Database Search | Individual iConn Resources

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - a virtual library of resources from Gale designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control.

Pro/ConOnline - Supreme Court Debates, International Debates, Congressional Digest.

ProQuest Platinum - Search in newspapers, magazines, journals and reference works on all topics.

Websites

AP Images

History Matters - Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.

Columbus Navigation Homepage - a page that examines the history, navigation, and landfall of Christopher Columbus

1492 An Ongoing Voyage Exhibit - Exhibit at the Library of Congress

What did Europeans see when they looked at the New World and the Native Americans? (PDF)- an array of source documents collected by Peter Pappas – including journal entries, letters, maps, and illustrations. It examines European views of Native American and the New World in the Age of Exploration. While it is a rather one-sided account, the documents also reveal a great deal about the cultural "lenses" that the Europeans "looked though."

Exploration Through the Ages - Retrace the steps of the great explorers from ancient Egypt to the North Pole and beyond... From

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Law & Government

Databases

Encyclopedia Britannica - Online encyclopedia for detailed information on all subjects.

Facts on File: American History Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks) - search a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in ebook format.

Pro/ConOnline - Supreme Court Debates, International Debates, Congressional Digest.

ProQuest Platinum - for magazine/newspaper articles

Books/eBooks

DHS Library eBooks Page

    Salem History Site - database of eBooks including: Milestone Documents in American History

Websites

 

Connecticut General Assembly - Legislative documents are updated on a daily basis. These documents are not official copies and should not be quoted or cited. 

 

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) - The new system for searching and obtaining electronic federal publications. The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing & dissemination services for the official & authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, & the American public.

 

THOMAS - Legislative information from the Library of Congress

 

Bbrowse by subject area or by committee assignment.  Use this page to find bills and resolutions in the U.S. Congress going back to 1993.

 

Federal Statistics - provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic

US Government: House.gov | Senate.gov | Whitehouse.gov

 

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Poetry

Databases

LitFinder for Schools - Formerly World's Best Poetry, Story Finder, Essay Finder, Play Finder, Speech Finder

Literature Resource Center - Includes:  Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography

Scribner Writers Series - includes more than 2,400 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods

Websites

Poets.org - a resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion.

Poetry 180 - home page of the Library of Congress Poetry 180 Project.

Poetry Connection - a showcase of quality poetry for literature students and aficionados alike. In addition to texts of published poems, there is also a biography on each featured poet.

American Verse Project - a searchable electronic archive of American poetry prior to 1920.

Bartleby.com Verse - With thousands of poems by hundreds of authors, Bartleby.com offers one of the largest free collections of verse on the web.

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Spanish

Websites

 

CubaNet

Radio Habana Cuba - Una voz de amistad que recorre el mundo

Soy Cubano - Cuban culture at your fingertips

Juventud rebelde

 

 

    Databases

    Informe  - articles from Spanish and bilingual magazines and newspapers

     

World Literature

 

World Literature List (1100+ titles)

Download the list as an Excel file

Download the list as a PDF file

World Literature List Since 2000

Download the list as an Excel file

Download the list as a PDF file

World Literature Library Resources Handout (PDF)

Resources to locate books/primary sources:

Destiny:Use the Darien High School OPAC to find more information about different World Literature books, whether or not they are available in our library, and to view Resource Lists in Destiny of the books (click on Resource Lists on the left hand side, and then choose the "Public Lists" tab on the right hand side of the main window).

Novelist:A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

What Do I Read Next? A reader's advisory offered through iCONN.

Resources to locate secondary sources:

 

 

World Studies

Databases

ABC-CLIO's - World Geography- Current and historical information on countries from around the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica- Online encyclopedia for detailed information on all subjects.

Facts on File Databases:

iCONN Multi-Database Search | Individual iConn Resources

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - a virtual library of resources from Gale designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control.

ProQuest Platinum - Search in newspapers, magazines, journals and reference works on all topics.

Books/eBooks

DHS Library eBooks Page

Periodicals List - list of magazines/newspapers in the DHS library

Websites

AP Images

CIA World Factbook - a collection of maps, flags, and comprehensive geographic information for every country and territory in the world (over 270 entries).

The United Nations -

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