Ruston High School


  • Research

  • Library Sources

  • English/Research Paper

  • Reference

  • News/Newspapers

  • Louisiana

  • Miscellaneous


StartSpot - provides reference information, book, journal, newspaper, and magazine sites, and serves as a gateway to more than 2,500 libraries around the world.

The Louisiana Library Connection - connects students to the latest information in books and encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers. Must have a current public library card to access this site.

Internet Public Library - first public library of the Internet

Ask ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Thomas Legislative Information - legislative information on the Internet

The United States Census Bureau Web Site

Research-It! - a one-stop reference desk

Librarian's Index to the Internet-searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 5,800 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. It's meant to be used by both librarians and non-librarians as a reliable and efficient guide to described and evaluated Internet resources.

xrefer - xrefer contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri & books of quotations from the world's leading publishers. All cross-referenced, all in one place - providing you with a single source for reliable factual information.

Library Sources

The Library - links to libraries and book-related sites
Louisiana Library
Library of Congress
LibrarySpot - libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps and more in one spot
Internet Public Library

English / Research Paper

Write Source Web site! - provides help documenting research papers in MLA or APA format.
Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection -contains 2498 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period
Voice of the Shuttle - web page for humanities research (includes English Literature Main Page)
NetSERF:The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources - a well-ordered index of medieval resources on the Internet


Encyberpedia (TM) - the living encyclopedia from cyberspace
Encyclopedia - encyclopedia from the Electric Library
Biographical Dictionary -includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day
National Atlas of the United States - The National Atlas is designed to promote greater geographic awareness through the development and delivery of map-like views of our natural and socio-cultural landscapes.
World Book Online - provides articles from the 22-volume print set plus 3,700 more; 15,000 web links; links to over 30,000 articles in 107 perodicals; over 9,000 pictures and maps; and much more. (See librarian for username and password) - Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life. The Almanac is North America's oldest continuously published periodical.

News / Newspapers

Associated Press Online - from the New York Times - updated every ten minutes with the latest news from the Associated Press. - Thousands of newspapers on the net.
CNN Interactive
Washington Post
USA Today
The Advocate Online - Baton Rouge daily newspaper
ABC News


Louisiana State Government - cooperative effort by state organizations to provide information about Louisiana and its government
The State of Louisiana
Louisiana Office of Tourism
Louisiana Department of Education
Louisiana - maps and geographical information


Discovery Channel Online
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-2008
National Geographic Society
PBS Online
The White House
History Net
Natural History - from the pages of Natural History magazine


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