LCPS Virtual Library - North

Academic Research Sites

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All databases to which we formally subscribed can now be found via the Michigan Electronic Library in the "Teens" portal.  Please visit the Homework Help portion of the portal for numerous databases.

World Book can now be accessed via the web in district without a user name and password.

Students will be able to access World Book from home by logging on as lcpsworldbook and the password is lcpsbooks.

Citation / Style Guides

EasyBib - Automatically formats, prints, and alphabetizes bibliographies for free.

KnightCite - A website to help you create proper citations by filling in the blanks.

MLA and APA Style Manual - Find out how to cite your sources properly according to the LCHS manual.

NoodleTools  Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list that complies with the rules of the current MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual.

Note:  Not all teachers accept bibliographies generated by NoodleTools, so check with your teacher before using this site.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) A page created by Purdue University to assist students in various aspects of writing papers, including doing MLA and APA citations.

College and Career Information

ACT Online  Information about this test is available here.

BLS Career Information  Investigate career choices based on what interests you.    

Career Cruising (High School)  An interactive career guidance resource that provides you with the information you need to make the right career choice.      

fastWeb.com  How do I get get a scholarship to go to college? How do I select the college that is best for me? Here you may find your answers.   

Macomb Community College  A community college is a great place to start your college career. Find out more at this site.  

Peterson's Education and Career Center  All counselors use the Peterson's Guide to help students. Get information on all colleges.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Search for careers from A-Z. 

SAT Online Ever taken the SAT? Now you have a chance to practice the test before and between taking it again.   

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Language Translators

World Book Encyclopedia Online See your librarian for the password to use this site from your home computer.

Acronym Dictionary  Quickly expand acronyms. 

Dictionary  The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary/Thesaurus.   

Information Please  Find answers in our almanac, encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Library Spot 25,000 References  This website has numerous dictionary and encyclopedia links.

Many Languages Dictionary  If you need a different language, this is the website for you.

MedicineNet Glossary  Basic medical terms demystified.

Symbols.com  Look up 2,500+ Western symbols.
     

Government Information

Find Law Provides a comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools.

LegalTrac (MEL) LegalTrac® is a database which provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

Macomb County Home Page Your home for information on Macomb County, MI.

Michigan Department of Education Links to MDE's information and announcements.

Michigan in Brief  A reference document about Michigan State government and procedures.  

Supreme Court Decisions This is a direct link to FindLaw's index of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, searchable by volume or by year.

Thomas --U.S. Legislative Information  Contains bills, resolutions, activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, schedules, calendars, committee information, Presidential nominations, treaties and government resources.

U.S. Department of Education News and information from this government agency.

Libraries

Detroit Public Library  Link to DPL's book collection, special collections, services, programs and more.

Harrison Township Public Library Search the catalog of this volunteer-run library, opening on Oct. 24, 2009

The Library of Congress  The "big kahuna" of libraries.

WSU Library Catalog   Access to Wayne State University's library collection.

Practice Tests

ACT Prep  Sample questions from different parts of this test.

SAT Online  Now you have a chance to practice this test before and between taking it again.   

TOEFL  English grammar exercises and practice tests for ESL students.

Variety of Tests  This links to the MISD site featuring test preparation for over 25 tests, including academic tests and career tests.

Teacher Resources

ASCD E-books Books for professional development, all full-text online.  The password to access these is: macomb

ERIC  Education Resources Information Center.  The world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.

Lexile Framework for Reading Find out the lexile (reading level) for books.

Discovery Education  Access 2000 full-length videos and 20,000 digital video clips to enhance your classroom curriculum.  See your librarian for the initial passcode.

MI CLiMB  Clarification of each core area benchmark in a manner that is easily understood.