Spanish Language Course
NOTE: SMARTS available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
KEYWORDS TO USE: Name of person (remember to search last name first), area they are famous for (ie., musician, etc.)
A SAMPLE OF BOOKS AVAILABLE
Use the Leilehua High School OPAC - Book Catalog.
R 920 CON. Contemporary Hispanic Biography. Detroit:Gale, 2004.
R 920 EXT. Sinnott, Susan. Extraordinary Hispanic Americans. Chicago:Children's Press, 1991.
R 920 KNI. Knight, Judson. Ancient Civilizations:biographies. Detroit:UXL (Gale), 2000.
R 920 MEY. Meyer, Nicholas. The biographical dictionary of Hispanic Americans. Detroit:Facts on File, 1997.
R 920 WAL. Waldman, Carl and Alan Wexler. Who was who in world exploration. NY:Facts on File, 1992.
R 920.02 S. Saari, Peggy. Explorers and discoverers. NY:UXL, 1995.
R 920.02 UXL. UXL Encyclopedia of world biography. Detroit:Thomson Gale, 2003.
R 920.03 Enc. The McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of world biography. Detroit:McGraw-Hill, 1973.
NON-FICTION - ALSO LOOK IN THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION, UNDER THE PERSON'S NAME
920 GRE. Great Hispanic-Americans. IL:Publications International, 2006.
920 L. Lobb, Nancy. 16 extraordinary Hispanic Americans. Maine:J. Weston Walch Pub., 1995.
920 PAL. Palacios, Argentina. Standing Tall: the stories of ten Hispanic Americans. NY:Scholastic, 1994.
920.073 M. Morey, Janet and Wendy Dunn. Famous Mexican Americans. NY:Cobblehill Books, c1989.
LHS LIBRARY INFORMATION DATABASES - Biography Resource, for sure!
OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) - find our book collection here! (Note: book catalog can only be accessed at school)
EBSCO Online - Great place for current event articles
World Book Online- Start here to get basic information
Opposing Viewpoints - Find out the pro and cons of current issues
Biography Resource Center- Information about famous people, past and present, including personal facts, occupation, nationality, etc.
Encyclopedia Britannica - Another source to get basic information
Culturegrams- Information about the customs, festivals and geographical information about countries
Issues- current hot topics available here!
World at War- All the details of war, past and present
World History - Ancient and Medieval Times - Find all you need for your projects!
World History - Modern Era - Up to date information on historical events!
INTERNET WEBSITES FOR GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Internet Public Library
Internet Public Library provides information on popular teen topics.
2. General Encyclopedia http://www.encyclopedia.com
An encyclopedia which provides easy and simple information. Good place
to start if you just need the basics.
3. University of Hawaii http://www.hawaii.edu/library/
University of Hawaii Library system - find out what they have at any of the campus
4. Hawaii State Public Library System http://www.librarieshawaii.org/catalog/index.html
Use your public library card to reserve and send the needed material to Wahiawa library!
5. Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks
Access the site to find resources on base
INTERNET WEBSITES FOR YOUR SPECIFIC TOPIC
These are a few websites to get your search started.
General Sites - has information on many famous Hispanics
Hispanic Inventors: http://inventors.about.com/od/hispanicinventors/Famous_Hispanic_Inventors.htm
Hispanic Heritage Month: http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/chh/bio/
Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0933896.html
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATIONS - Look in your agenda, see Librarian for sample sheets or click on Bibliography Format
Under "MLA Style", find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about MLA
style. It won't give you the actual citation format, but it will give you some helpful
This site gives general information on how research hints and how to cite sources. �