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Online Reference Resources

Online General Reference Resources

See Mrs. Guerrant or your Language Arts/English teacher for User Names and Passwords to use the sites at home!



Porta Portal is a collection of useful websites, organized by topic.

Guest Access Password: sguerrant


This is a database of databases. It includes Opposing Viewpoints, History in Context, and other encyclopedias, books, magazines and newspapers.

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SIRS Discoverer

Current events, history, health, language arts, math, pro/con, science, social studies, and technology. 

All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full text, and can be searched by lexile level.

Purdue Online Writing Lab  

Learn how to format your papers, cite sources using MLA or APA format, get help with writing ideas, and find tips on avoiding plagiarism!


A comprehensive reference including books, newspapers, magazines and other multimedia resources.
To access this site at home, you can go through the Proquest Historical New York Times link.

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