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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
Welcome to the Terminology Project
You will research the definition and significance of one of the following basic terms / concepts for the course:
- sex vs gender
- sexual orientation
- white privilege
The following online databases contain Reference sources with reliable factual and background information.
THINK Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
Search individually or all together the complete content of hundreds of reference books in all disciplines. Browse subject collections in the left sidebar. Use this especially when you are researching a subject that may straddle disciplines to maximize your results.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com/doc/gvrl-video4
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/LV8Z2e1If7o
Classroom Video On Demand
Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics across all disciplines.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial by Laura Martin, Dock Mennonite Academy High School Library: https://youtu.be/Etf-_5jWLE0
To Find Reliable Websites
- Find and Evaluate Websites ( (a Taft Library How Do I? guide which includes the CRAAP Test for website evaluation.)
- SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts.
- Limit your search to colleges and universities in the U.S. by including the phrase site:edu in your search. Note: be aware that universities may allow their students to use their edu domain. If there is a tilde (~) in the address, it may be a personal student page which is not monitored by the institution.
Journal Article Databases
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/M1yd-hNWSas
Academic Search Complete
Ebsco's largest periodicals database provides access to thousands of magazines and journals in all disciplines. Limit your search to Full Text and Document Type: Article when looking for articles. Refine your results further by using the additional limiters in the left sidebar of your search results page. Note: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/LwdvCs9aFKQ
Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, many of which are peer-reviewed. JSTOR also contains the 19th Century British Pamphlets Collection and ebook content.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/tkaCwk_HvxA
Additional Online Subscription Databases
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, and statistics, Global Issues has more than 6,000 viewpoint commentaries providing background and guidance on topics of global concern. Global Issues can be searched together with Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints.
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com.lib2.taftschool.org:2048/doc/gic-video1
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints, covering today's hottest social issues, is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Opposing Viewpoints is cross-searchable with Gale In Context: Global Issues. Use the following link to view an online tutorial: https://support.gale.com/training/videos/ovic
Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com.lib2.taftschool.org:2048/doc/ovic-webinar
Taft's NoodleTools defaults to the Chicago-Turabian citation style.
(C-T is the preferred style for History papers)
You will choose MLA, the preferred style for English papers.