8th Grade Social Studies Research Paper Resources
Pew Research Center: a nonpartisan "fact tank." A great resource for current statistics and studies on a wide range of social issues and trends, both in the US and abroad.
Frontline Investigations: This webpage lists controversial and social issue topics across many subjects that have been covered on PBS FRONTLINE programs.
Search Engines You Can Trust
Sweet Search and Infotopia contain websites that have been selected for students by educators and librarians.
- We have many books on contemporary, controversial, and historical topics that are useful for this project.
- There's a cart of books set aside that you can browse for topics, or for books on your topic once you decide.
- This list of books we have in the Pollard library is another place to look for ideas as you're deciding on a topic.
- After you decide on a topic, you can look for books here at school by going to the library's catalog on this website. Just find "Destiny Classic" under "Library Catalog." This version of the catalog allows for more advanced searches than Destiny Quest does. You can also see Ms. Doherty or Mrs. James for help finding a book.
Research Database and NoodleTools Video Tutorials
- Use the Title box below to select a topic, or search for a topic in the box labeled "Short description."
- These are often easier to view in full screen. To view a video in full screen, click the share arrow in the video, and then open the link in a new tab or a new window.