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Online Library Catalogs

Destiny Online Library Catalog

External LinkTCAPS Online Catalog
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        Video DocumentVideo Tutorial:  Accessing/Using the Online Catalog (Destiny)


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External LinkTCAPS Digital Library
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        Video DocumentVideo Tutorial: Accessing/Using TCAPS Digital Library

        Video DocumentVideo Tutorial: Making a Wish List in the TCAPS Digital Library


Other Libraries

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External LinkTraverse Area District Library (TADL)

All TCAPS students have accounts at the the public library. Digital resources can be accessed today at External Use your TCAPS email to sign in.                       

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External LinkMeL: Offers a core set of databases, ebooks, and millions of articles from over 45,000 indexed magazines and newspaper

                               External LinkeResources Tips

                               Video DocumentVideo Tutorial: Accessing/Using NoveList K-8



Research Databases

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Gale in Context World History database logoExternal LinkWorld History (Gale in Context): Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

U.S. History in ContextExternal LinkU.S. History (Gale in Context): Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

Middle School in Context database logoExternal LinkMiddle School (Gale in Context): Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context database logoExternal LinkOpposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context): Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.


Citation Resources

External LinkOttoBib: MLA, APA, & Chicago style formatting (requires ISBN)

External LinkKnightCiteMLA, APA, & Chicago style formatting 

External LinkCitation MachineMLA, APA & Chicago style formatting 

Purdue Online Writing Lab

External LinkMLA Citations

External LinkAPA Citations

Video DocumentUnderstanding MLA Style (8th Edition, 2016 updates)



Online Resources

External LinkPros & Cons of Controversial Issues: Find your issue and information to support both pros and cons.

External Portal to government documents, statistics, laws, etc. for federal government and all 50 states.

External LinkNational Archives: Governmental records of all kinds, from artwork and literary manuscripts to military records and pensions.

External LinkLibrary of Congress: Access primary documents of all kinds: photos, letters, music, maps, interviews, etc.

External LinkWebster Dictionary: Dictionary, thesaurus, word of the day, words at play, quizzes and much more.