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Handy Dandy Websites

Sites in BOLD apply to everyone.  

  • Great site for anything relating to Jefferson, Paine, Madison or the Enlightenment in America in general.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  • Useful site with biographies. Just search for the name of your person.

  • For information on people in the French Revolution (Danton, Marat, Robespierre) and the French Revolution in general, check out this page from Mt. Holyoke College:

  • Olympe de Gouges

  • Baron d'Holbach, Voltaire, Baron de Montesquieu, John Locke, and just about anyone else

  • Mary Wollstonecraft

  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook of the Enlightenment


Online Search Tips

Below are some tips you can use to evaluate whether a source you found online is credible enough to use in an assignment. Just remember your CRAB list!  

C urrency.  Is the website current?  Check for the copyright date at the bottom of the page. It's often best to use sites that are up-to-date.

elevance. Does the website contain information about your topic?  How much information? It should contain a decent amount on what you need to know.  Don't get distracted by sites that aren't really related to your research topic.  

ccuracy. Are the facts on the website accurate?  If you're not sure, double-check with one of the library's trustworthy databases or print books.   

ias. Does the website present a biased point-of-view?  If so, you might not want to use it.  


Chicago Style

Click HERE for help on citing Chicago Style from the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Grade 10 LibGuides

Salutations and welcome to your Advanced Enlightenment Project LibGuide.  This guide is designed to help you with your research.  Enjoy the journey!

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History Reference Center:  Click on the EBSCOWeb to access. 

ProQuest History Study Center

ProQuest Platinum: Click on MY PRODUCTS. 

MasterFile Premier: Click on the EBSCOWeb to access.  

Encyclopedia Britannica

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia:  Click on EBSCOWeb to access.





Having trouble getting started?  Can't find the information you need?  Mrs. Kessous & Ms. Savopoulos are here to help.  Stop by the library during our open hours:

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You can also e-mail us your questions, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Just for Fun



Books on the blue cart:  Useful though not comprehensive, must stay in the library for duration of assignment. 





How can I access E-books?

Head to the catalog and choose "eBook" from under "material type."  A list of eBooks will appear.  Click on one to open the catalog record and scroll down until you see a link to open the eBook.  This link will take you to the publisher's platform browser (MackinVia).  Make sure to select "Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School -- Upper School." The username is cesjds.  The password is lion05.  


Can more than one person check out a particular eBook at the same time?

That depends.  Some of our eBooks allow for multiple users at once, and some are single-user.  If a single-user eBook is checked out, it will not open for you.  You can request a Hold from the librarian.

Can I download the eBook onto my device?

When you check out an eBook, it should be downloadable onto almost any device.  Check the eBook platform browser for details.


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