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Middle & High School Library: Find Information

Colegio Roosevelt: The American School of Lima, Peru

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News Sources

Newspaper Source via  ESBCO (password HERE)

Google News Archive: Search by Date

CNN Student News

News Map: Top Stories by category and location

Newspaper Map: Search for news by location, language

DOGO News: Good for Middle School and students learning English

Newsela: News at various reading levels

Need something super current? Search Twitter


Search Engines

Talk to Books - type in a question, get quotations

‚ÄčEasyBib Research: Search for resources other students have used

Sweet Search: Filtered searching

Duck Duck Go: Search without getting caught in a "filter bubble"


Google Scholar: Citations for academic journals. Be scholarly: click the arrow for "Advanced Search" You may get just the citation, but try searching the title in EBSCO, JSTOR, and Questia School.



Search Tips

   Search Tips:

  • Identify Key Words: Write out questions, circle necessary words, anticipate words in the answer
  • Use Booleans to narrow or broaden your search (And, Or, Not)
  • Use truncation (*) to catch more results (for example: creat* will bring create, creation, creating...)
  • Use quotation marks for exact phrase searching ("Florida Marlins")
  • Use wildcards (?) to catch various spellings or meanings (wom?n brings woman and women)
  • Use a minus sign to filter out irrelevant results (-fish)
  • Filter results with "Search Tools" in Google
  • Search for files and scans using " filetype:pdf" in a search
  • Limit results by domain, such as .gov  .edu  .pe 
  • Limit to terms in the title of a site or article with "intitle:"

Sample Search String:

  • "amnesty international"    iran   intitle:execution*    site:http://.gov    "cultur* impact"    -oil

Using Google? Choose Advanced Search

Build a search string with Boolify - a puzzle-style google search

Tools to get to Open Source material

Chrome extension to help access articles behind a paywall


Not a search engine, but a mega-site of open-source information


Open Access Button - another extension/service to unlock articles behind a paywall