Research Resources

Here’s a collection of useful links and tools to guide you from start to finish in the research process.
It helps to know what type of information you need first before you search for your resources.

Web Sites

Web Site Evaluation

  • Use this checklist to determine if the online information resource you've found is reliable.

Articles and Other Informational Texts

Skokie Public Library Databases

- Use your Skokie Public Library Card # to access articles, primary sources, and books on a variety of topics.

Internet Public Library


Social Studies Web Sites


- A variety of excellent sources for research, including many government sites with statistics and data


World History Encyclopedia 


- An encyclopedia of ancient history 

- A site with editorial/opinion essays showing different sides of various debate topics

Alternative Search Engines (not Google)

Infotopia - Infotopia is a great search engine for students that is powered by Google–but the best part is that it only delivers quality results!
Sweet Search - A search engine for students with educator-approved results. No bogus sites!

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