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PATHFINDERS  top
Methuen High School Media Center--Methuen, MA 
Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected resources in a variety of media on a topic 
they are researching. They provide a head start for students as they begin their research project.

A PATCH OF BLUE

To find books in the MHS Media Center, open Destiny (the electronic card catalog) located on the MHS Media Center Website. Type in the topic you want to search, such as: disabilities, racism, interracial relationships, addiction, alcoholism, etc. 

Some titles we have are:

306.7
INT
Interracial Relationships.  Detroit, MI: Greenhaven, 2007.
323.173
MAL
Malaspina, Ann.  The Ethnic and Group Identity Movements.  New York: Chelsea House, 2008.
362.4
ESH
Esherick, Joan. Breaking Down Barriers: Youth with Physical Challenges. Pennsylvania, PA: Mason Crest, 2004.
362.4
PEO
People with Disabilities.  Detroit: Greenhaven, 2008.
362.76
GOR
Gordon, Sherri Mabry. Beyond Bruises: The Truth About Teens and Abuse. Enslow, 2009.
362.82
HAL
Haley, John. The Truth About Abuse. Facts on File, 2005.
362.88
VIO
Violence Against Women. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven, 2008.
616.86
WYB
Wyborny, Sheila. Alcoholism.  Detroit, MI: Lucent, 2008.
617.7
MAR
Marcovitz, Hal. Blindness.  Detroit, MI: Lucent, 2008.
617.8
LEV
Levete, Sarah. Explaining Deafness. MN: Smart Apple, 2010.

REF
174.957
ENC


Encyclopedia of Bioethics. (5 vols.) Macmillan Reference USA, 2003.
REF
361.973
SOC
Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.
REF
362.76
ABU
Abuse and Violence Information for Teens. Detroit, MI: Omnigrapgics, 2008.
REF
973.92
FIF
The Fifties in America. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005.

SELECTED WEB SITES

Social Issues
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html#gen
Multnomah County Library--links to information on various social issues.

American Cultural History: The 20th Century

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decades.html
Links to information on life in the 1950s and 1960s.

Disability Resources Monthly
http://www.disabilityresources.org

Links to Web sites and organizations that deal with issues on disability related topics.

Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-ada.html

DisabilityInfo.org
http://disabilityinfo.org/
Online resource for Americans with disabilities.

Perkins Center for the Blind
Scout: Information on Blindness & Visual Impairement page of the website has some useful information. Click on the Perkins Home tab at the top of the page to access the entire site.

ONLINE DATBASES

InfoTrac® PowerSearch -- contains databases of magazine articles, a biography resource,
and health
and business references.  Try Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic ASAP,
and Biography Resource Center.

Try:
.healthandwellnessHealth and Wellness  (one of the InfoTrac databases)
Information from trusted medical reference materials, health/medical journals, videos, pamphlets.

.healthreferencecenteracademicHealth Reference Center Academic  (one of the InfoTrac databases)
Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals.

.salemhealthSalem Health (ask librarian for password)
Includes: *Genetics
              *Psychology & Mental Health
              *Magill's Medical Guide, 6th ed.

gale opposing viewpointsGale Opposing Viewpoints in Context  (one of the InfoTrac databases)
Contains information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issure. "With continously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites."

.issues&contoversiesinAmhistory Issues & Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
*You may be prompted for a Username and Password. Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords.

Infobase eBooksInfobase Publishing Use this link to quickly access our Ebooks from Infobase publishers.
Click on the
current issure link to access those books relevant to your topic.

*If using from home: you will be prompted for a Username and Password. Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords.

ProQuest
     Full text coverage of the Boston Glove, from 1980-present

   CITING SOURCES

Using these links indicates the user is leaving 
the district server and that linked material
is not necessarily approved by the district.

Edited by Media Staff
1/25/13
Date last edited
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