Junior Paper: A Change I’d Like to See in the World


What Change Would YOU Like to See in the World?

Wouldn’t it be great if…

The world would be a better place if…

I wonder what would happen if…


What are you passionate about?!

Where do I begin generating ideas?

What are the 10 biggest global challenges?


Master List of over 2,000 TED Talks with summaries

Browse Issues at Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints Database!

Immerse yourself in great ideas and thought-provoking writing!


Google News is a computer-generated news service providing headlines and links to articles from over 50,000 news sources worldwide.


Use the arrow on the right to open the advanced search features in Google News, choose a specific source such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR (National Public Radio) and also search news back to 2003.

news search

To search for News before 2003 (back to the 1800s!) use this search:


Academic Search Complete

Search Academic Search Complete

google books

The goal of the Google Books Project is to scan every book in existence in the world. Over 30 million books have been scanned and are available for browsing and reading. Only books with a PREVIEW can be read. Since the pages are scanned, information cannot by copied and pasted from the Google Books website.


How to cite a book from Google Books:

Burnett, William. Classic American Sports Cars. New York: Scribner & Sons, 2012. Google Book Search. Web. 5 January 2017.

Websites – Be sure they can past the test!

Finding RELIABLE SOURCES: Put your sources to the TEST!




A good definition of website authority here

More Tips on how to evaluate websites – from Virginia Tech

A wonderful Checklist to evaluate websites – from the University of Maryland

Tip: Use the ADVANCED SEARCH feature at www.google.com/advanced_search to limit your search results to preferred domains (.edu, .gov, .net or .org).

ALWAYS make sure your source not only has an author, but has a credible or authoritative author. Look for the author’s credentials.

Citing your sources in MLA format is easy at EasyBib!

Look at the bottom of this website for an example of how to Cite Radio and Television Broadcasts & Transcripts that you have gotten off of the web.


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