Research Paper
This page includes links to sites not maintained by the school. 
Why use databases?
Grolier Encyclopedias
This is a good place to start to get a basic overview of your topic. 
Everyone can use this database.  It includes many biographies. 
*****Research in Context
Articles covering a wide range of topics are available. 
World History Modern
Issues and Controversies in American History
Anyone researching a controversial topic may find information here.  There is an article about the whaling industry here. 
Pebble Go
Brief information.