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Directions for Questia and JSOTR

Follett E-Boos

The library has print and e-books. Use the search box to look for a book in the school catalog. Make sure you hit the magnifying class - NOT enter.

To open an e-book you will need to login. On the back of your student ID is your 9 digit ID number. This ID number is your user name AND your password.


Directions to download the app for e-books to your iPad:

Go to the RVC catalog app on your iPad and download the Brytewave K-12 app. Open the app and select South Side High School from the drop down menu. Check with the librarian for your user name and password

How to use Questia Videos - Please do all assignments on a computer - not an iPAD.

After viewing this video, log on to Questia with your user name and password.

After viewing this video, create a project for your assignment.


Use the following example on the Mexican War to practice search strategies discussed in this video. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. 

Type in the term Mexican War. How many results did you get?

Now click the pencil button to edit your search terms and put "Mexican War" in quotations marks to make it a phrase. How many results did you get?

Click the Add a keyword button. Type the name Polk. How many results did you get?

Click the Add a keyword button again. Type the word provoke. Look at the results under Academic Journals.

Select the first journal article. What is the title? Does it agree with your article's point of view or does it oppose your article's point of view?





Image preview      *** When you log in, look under the JSTOR logo in the right hand corner. If it says Your access to JSTOR is provided by South Side High School, you are logged in. 



You can create your own account byl by selecting the Register link in the right hand corner. Use your school ID number for your username. Remember to answer the CAPTCHA questions.

It is very important to use the ADVANCED SEARCH in JSTOR.

This will allow you to narrow your search by keywords AND limit your results tto specific subject areas.

1. Enter your keywords in the search bars.

2.  Limit the search to specific subject areas. Example: History Titles and American Studies.

Background Research Databases - Use these databases to find encyclopedic information about your topic

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History in Conext: Use the Reference Section for short encyclopedia articles on your topic.


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Proquest Central K12  - Newspaper, Magazine and Journal articles for all subjects.

History in Dispute

History in Dispute e-books.

Addresses heavily debated questions in history by offering different critical perspectives.

Citation Worksheet

Paarenthetical Citations

Any source information that you provide in your parenthetical citation MUST correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. Specificallly, whatever signal word or phrase you include in your parenthetical citation, MUST be the first word(s) that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Works Cited List.

See attached link for more help.

What should your MLA citation look like?


Example - MLA Works Cited Page