Resources by Subject

General Research Resources

Research How-to’s

Sources by Topic

Each of these pages has lists of great websites that have vetted for student and teacher use. 

News Resources 

  • AP News 
  • BBC – British Broadcasting Corporation 
  • Britannica – SPS – Click on >Students >Online Academic Resources >High School  
  • Choose the high school edition and then scroll down to News from New York Times 
  • When at home:     username: studentsps  password: ask librarian
  • CNN 10 – Explaining global news to a global audience. CNN 10 replaces CNN Student News. 10-minute news show that appears as a daily digital video on 
  • Detecting Fake News – UC – Berkeley Library 
  • Fact Checkers – Compilation of sites from UC – Berkeley Library on finding real news & detecting fake news  
  • KidsPost from The Washington Post – not sure if there are charges after a certain number of visits 
  • Library Link – through SPL -access to digital news, databases – students use 990000 + their SPS student ID to create a 13 digit username      Password:  birthday month and day  –  MMDD  –  ex. March 3 would be 0303     

The following can be found in using your personal library card or your Library Link number: 

  • Magazines & news :  – Adfont.  They have recently changed this to a paid subscription, with a static view available to the public.  I have emailed to see if they can grant access to educators.  
  • Newseum – “Today’s Front Pages”  Link posted soon!
  • Newseum Ed – Classroom Connections” – more in depth look at big news & research – good teacher resource 
  • Pulitzer Center 
  • Reuters News 
  • The SIFT News –The SIFT – News Literacy Project – viral rumors, fake news, news literacy 
  • SIRS Discoverer Trending Topics – through SPS – >Students >Online Academic Resources  
  • at home username: studentsps  password: ask librarian 
  • Tween Tribune Smithsonian grades 7-8 

History & Social Studies Links

Current Event Resources, including NewsBanks

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