Search our library CATALOG to find books available here at CEHS.
Keyword searches will be the most helpful at this early stage in your research.
If you cannot find a relevant title that is owned by the CEHS Library and Learning Commons you can inter-library loan a title from the University of Maine System. A link to the UMaine library catalog can be found HERE.
Don’t forget about the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This is a virtual library of research books owned by CEHS. These books can be read online or downloaded to your iPad for digital note taking.
The library databases can be found HERE. Or by clicking Information Sources > For the High School in the CEHS Library website menu.
Databases are available at home by using the passwords provided on the database page of the library website. You will need to log in with your school email account to see the list.
When searching a database it is a good idea to start with an advanced search. Advanced searches allow you to customize your search in a way that is not possible with a basic search. You can add multiple search terms and limit your results by year published with an advanced search.
Database searching is a bit different than using a search engine. Click the image to the left for some database searching tips.
Keep a list of the keywords and combinations of keywords you search. Take note of the ones your are the most successful with and reuse these in different databases. This will help streamline your research.
Some Databases to try for the policy paper:
- CQ Researcher
- US History in Context