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General Research Resources

Seattle Public Schools Library Resources
Madrona Library Catalog
Smithsonian Encyclopedia for Kids

Reading Resources

What Should I Read Next?
Your Next 5 Books (personalized book recommendations from librarians at Seattle Public Library [SPL])
SPL Book Recommendations (for children, teens, and adults)
Kid Book Lists (from King County Library)
Teen Book Lists (from King County Library)
We Read Too App (a book resource app on iOS showcasing children's and young adult books written by authors of color featuring characters of color)
We Read Too on Facebook

Local, National, and International News

The Seattle Times
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The New York Times
Newspapers from Around the World

Writing Resources (for older students)

Thesis Generator
The Owl at Purdue

Country Information and Maps

Background Notes: U.S. Department of State
National Geographic Maps
Library of Congress: Country Studies
United Nations
BBC Country Profiles

Primary Sources

The Library of Congress American Memory Project
The National Archives
National Archives Online Exhibits
Calisphere (University of California)
University of Washington Digital Collections
The History Link (Pacific Northwest primary resources)


The White House
United States Government
Washington State
King County

Quotation Sites


Plagiarism Information
Avoiding Plagiarism

Other Libraries

King County Library
Seattle Public Library
University of Washington Libraries
The Library of Congress

Library Catalog
Online Student Resources

Contact Info:

Librarian: Erin Williams
Phone: 206-252-3112