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Student Projects: Seminar Independent Project

Seminar Guide

Guide to Resources

Best Literary Resources: Gale Artemis, EBSCOhost, and JSTOR

Best Resources for Culture, Country Info, and History, including Civil Rights Movement: Culture Grams, World Book, Salem History, Gale Virtual Reference Library, EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Library of Congress, IPL, and SIRS (fantastic for Civil Rights)

Use EBSCOhost, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and JSTOR for anything


Salem History


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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

Log in using the username: sun, and password: valley.

Library of Congress

Find primary sources, webcasts, images, and much more!  

Destiny Library Catalog

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Research databases

World Book Online

Log in using the username: sun, and the password: valley.

World Book Timelines

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Kerry Smith
See Mrs. Smith for help!

Gale Artemis

Log in using the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Log in using the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).

How Do I Log-in?

You are already logged-in when you are at school.  To access these resources from home or anywhere else, see below:

Destiny (library catalog): 

Log in using your Google PDSD student account.  

Databases and Encyclopedias:

World Book and JSTOR use the username: sun, and password: valley.   

Gale in Context High School, Gale Literary Sources and Gale Virtual Reference Center use the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).

Ebsco Explora, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, Science Reference Center and Ebsco Ebooks use the username: sun, and the password: valley2022!  

All of the other databases are provided through POWER Library, which allows you to sign up for a free eCard to use their eResources or you can enter your public library card number.  If you don't have a public library card, you can sign up for one to access their large collection of ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines and their databases.  Fill out this form and they'll send you a card number ASAP.

See or email Mrs. Smith for help: