Research Resources

LibGuides

LibGuides at George School are created through the collaboration of teachers, students, and librarians and aim to provide content-rich information to support a wide variety of research projects. Below are LibGuides used for specific projects during the 2019–2020 academic year.

Welcome to LibGuides
Full Index

IB Extended Essay
Research Guide

IB Film Studies
Research Guide

IB Historical Investigation
Research Guide

IB Research Dossier
Research Guide

IB World Religions
Independent Investigative Study

Databases

A to Z Listing of Databases – Quick and easy access to your favorite sources.

Advanced Placement Source – Access to more than 4,200 full-text and peer-reviewed journals and magazines, over a million photos, maps, and flags. Subjects include arts and music, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, and statistics. Full text coverage starts in 1985.

American History, 1493-1945 – This unique collection of documents brings to life American History from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American history. Its quantity and quality offers a wonderful overview of American history alongside some deep research strands. It is divided into two modules: Module 1 Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.

Digital Theatre+ – Over three hundred video and audio performances of leading theater, dance, and opera productions, interviews with cast members, creatives, backstage technicians, and other resources.

Elite 500 – Broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis.

GenderWatch – With archival material dating back to 1970, GenderWatch provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles. GenderWatch provides hundreds of thousands of articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, and the workplace.

Global Issues in Context – Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, and statistics, Global Issues In Context provides background and guidance on significant topics.

GreenFile – Indexing and abstracts for more than 980,000 records and open access full text for nearly 14,000 records from scholarly, government, and general interest sources that cover global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

Health & Wellness Resource Center – Access to full-text, scholarly medical journals, general-interest health magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Historical Newspapers – Collection of historical newspapers that provides easy-to-search, first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

International Bibliography of Theater & Dance – Search nearly 200 full-text journals and 370 full-text books and monographs covering ballet, cinema, comedy, dance, and drama.

JSTOR – Provides access to more than twelve million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in seventy-five disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Literature Resource Center – Offers broad range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis. Includes biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

LitFinder – Access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history, including more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary are also included.

Oxford Art Online – The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.

Oxford Music Online – The gateway to Grove Music Online, with access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe.

Sources in US History Online: Civil War – Digital archive that examines the Civil War: its causes and consequences, battles and campaigns, and more. Includes a variety of primary source documents, memoirs, pamphlets, political speeches, sermons, songs, regimental histories, photographs, and legal treatises

Sources in US History Online: Slavery – Digital archive that documents key aspects of the history of slavery in the United States, from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro- and anti-slavery arguments, and religious views on slavery. Provides access to a variety of documents including personal narratives, political speeches, sermons, plays, songs, and poetic and fictional works.

Teen Health and Wellness – Provides information about diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, and LGBTQ issues. Content strives to be inclusive in terms of race, sex, religion, economic status and other teen experiences.

US History in Context – Includes current and authoritative information from reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than five thousand rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.

World History in Context – Reaches back to the ancient world—and forward to today’s headlines—to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.

World Religions – Includes more than five thousand articles on ancient religions, mythology, faith in America, and images on the beliefs, practices, and history of religions across the world. Includes hundreds of historical documents, audio and video clips of sacred music, an an extensive eBook shelf of complete sacred texts from the world’s major religions.