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West Warwick High School Library: Mrs. Huntley 2020

Databases and Pathfinders

Research Paper Assignment

Getting Started

These two resources are good starting points. American Decades is a reference source to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

Music: The Pop Century Begins

Pop and Rock Music Styles

Explore the More Like This and the Related Links suggested links on the right hand task bar for each resource to link to additional related article results

About this Guide

This is a guide to help locate library and information resources to support the American Dream research essay. Navigate the sections for information on finding reference sources, books, ebooks, articles and more.

Search the Destiny Discover library catalog

Conduct a Subject search in the catalog using subject headings such as AMERICAN MUSIC or AMERICAN DECADES or MUSIC.

 A Subject search on individual singers will bring up material on that singer. (Example: SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE)



Use Noodletools to keep track of all of your research in one place: sources, note, outlines and final paper.

WWHS uses Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to access Noodletools(Note: You must be in a GoogleApp such as Mail or Drive to see the app in the waffle.)

Enter your school email on the login screen (under "Access via G Suite")

The Research Process (based on Stripling Model of Inquiry)


The Research Process

Database Search Process

Databases to Explore

Gale In Context

Suggested websites

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: search for background history on some of the most influential singers and song writers, especially in the area of rock and roll