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Media Center: World War I


You will be researching a World War I topic.  Use a combination of online and print resources to gather information about your topic. 

Don't forget to cite your sources!!


Online Resources - World War I

  ABC-CLIO American History*

  US History in Context*

  ABC-CLIO World History (Modern Era)*

  ABC-CLIO Trial Databases* (World at War plus more - NOT ACTIVE)

  Gale Trials** (all databases, password only: trial) - includes biographies, history, and related topics

  Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks, password only: trial)*

  General encyclopedia*

  Dictionary of National Biography** (mcps/mcps)

  History Channel on WWI - scroll down to view 29 battles

  Google Images - use the site where the image originates for your citation (i.e. not Google)


* Magruder subscription databases requires a screen name and password when accessed from home (see instructions to the right).


Search the Magruder catalog for titles related to your topic.

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Your login is the same as you use to log into the school computers.

Research Tips!

When researching at home using the MCPS Online Services, you will need to access usernames/passwords from your teacher or in your online classroom (Google or myMCPS).  MCPS Online Services are marked with an asterisk (*).

Most of the articles from MCPS Online Services have MLA citations already created at the bottom of the webpage.  Feel free to copy/paste the citations into a text file (ex. Word) as you compile your bibliography.

This is part of the trial subscription offerings.  Refer to your handout for login information.  Trial subscriptions are marked with two asterisks (**).

 OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University - Citation formats.  Remember to use MLA format.