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Wilson Library: Civic Action Research Project


Helpful Hints:

  • Look for an "advanced search" on ANYTHING-- Google or Gale databases
  • Tell your story through your research.
  • Check out Social Action Organizations where you can find iterations for your own plan


  • Visit the library for help-- the information search process requires research advisories too

Mr. Steere is also available on Google Meet be appointment--> email to schedule

General Databases

Basic encyclopedia that was formerly KidsInfoBits

Great for encyclopedic reference sources and middle-school level newspapers and periodicals, plus images, videos, primary sources and audio selections. Topic divisions to explore ideas.


Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

High school edition includes more magazines, journals, newspapers, and deeper reference books for more in-depth analysis. Topic Wheel and Publication Search are helpful.

Current Events / Issues

Side-by-Side viewpoints on important contemporary issues.

A global perspective on the most important issues.

You must type in:

Username: Wilsonmid22 / Password: Wilsonmid22

Treats the most compelling and divisive topics in modern society with authoritative historical context; balanced, expert perspectives; and carefully selected primary and secondary sources.

An online health information resource for patients and their families and friends.


Power-Search is a tool for cross-searching all our databases. Returns a lot results, but very helpful for experienced skim-and-scanners or specific essential questions.


General newspaper database.


Searchable New York Times articles going back to 1985.


For a shortcut to this week's NY Times, click the button below: