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Britannica School is full encyclopedia written for the Middle School student. This is often the best place to begin your research to gain some background knowledge of your topic.
Passwords for IRC Online Research
Find information on controversial topics. Understand the background and the various points-of-view from sources whose bias is explained.
Tip: log in with your school @mylcusd.net account before starting to research. When you find something useful you can then immediately create a citation on-the-fly. Done!