The Extended Essay is an independent, self-directed, research project completed by IB Diploma candidates. Candidates complete their Projects by December of senior year. This work is done under the supervision of a teacher-mentor and may be done in any of the IB subject area courses.
Gale Literature Resource Center - Use for Literary Criticism. Visit the RCPL website to use this database. You will need your library card handy for the barcode number. If you don't have a library card, see Mrs. McGuire for the school library card number.
Questia - Use for all topics. The database searches books and journal/magazine articles.
JSTOR - Use for all topics. You can create your own user name and password once you have logged on using the school passwords.
Proquest - Use for all topics. Good for science research also.
Science in Context - Reference, videos, journal and magazine ariticles.
History in Dispute - Addresses heavily debated questions in history by offering different critical perspectives.
Historical Background Information - Use ABC Clio databases.
Get free scholarly content from Google Scholar
Unpaywall is a free browser extension from Google Chrome that enables searcher to legally access full text research papers from its open access content. Download the free extension from the Web Store on Google Chrome. Then go to Google or Google scholar and search for an article. You will see a tab on the right side of the screen with a picture of a lock. If the box is green, the article is free. If the box is grey, the article is not available for free.