Information Pathfinder on the United States Constitution

Compiled by Patricia Sarles, MA, MLS


Online Public Access Catalog


Marsh Avenue Online Public Access Catalog

http://library.nycenet.edu

scroll down to Staten Island and choose CSI HS International Studies/Marsh Avenue/McCown...

Other library catalogs


The New York Public Library

leopac.nypl.org

Some call numbers you can go directly to on the library shelves

342.73
342.7302
349.73
348.73
347.73

Some keywords you can use when searching


  • constitution
  • constitutional history
  • constitutional law
  • state laws

Subject Headings
  • Constitutional history
  • United States. Constitution
  • Constitutions -- United States
  • Constitutional law -- United States
  • ...Law and legislation -- New York (State)
  • Law -- United States -- Juvenile literature

Print Encyclopedia


World Book Encyclopedia

Online Encyclopedia


Grolier
http://go.grolier.com

username: novel764
password: novel

Databases


EBSCO

Infotrac

username: empirelink
password: nysl_me_cmm

Proquest Platinum

username: UGCN4EWL1X
password: welcome

Some books in the Marsh Avenue Library


  • Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen

  • A kid's guide to America's Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull

  • The Founders by Dennis Brindell Fradin

  • Law 101 by Jay M. Feinman

  • The Oxford guide to Supreme Court Decisions by Kermit L. Hall, ed.

  • Our Supreme Court by Richard Panchyk

Some books you may find in other libraries that may help you with your research


  • The Bill of Rights : what it means to you by Terence M. Stanton

  • Understanding the Bill of Rights by Sally Senzell Isaacs

  • The Constitution by Stella Sands; Lois Markham

  • The Bill of Rights in translation : what it really means by Amie Jane Leavitt

  • Constitution translated for kids by Cathy Travis

  • What's the Bill of Rights? by Nancy Harris

Web Portals


Quintura for Kids

http://quinturakids.com/

Virtual Learning Resources Center

http://www.virtuallrc.com/

BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources

http://bubl.ac.uk/

Internet Public Library

http://ipl.org/

KidsClick!

http://www.kidsclick.org/

Infotopia

http://www.infotopia.info

Academic INFO

http://www.academicinfo.net/subject-guides

A few web sites you might try


iCivics

icivics.org

ProCon

http://www.procon.org/

Constitution for Kids

http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html

National Constitution Center

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

Constitution of the United States

http://www.law.emory.edu/index.php?id=3080

Amendments to the Constitution

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/index.html

Constitution of the United States

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/

The Founders' Constitution

http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/

Congress for Kids

http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_index.htm

History for Kids

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/after1500/government/constitution.htm

Ben's Guide

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/constitution/

Interactive Constitution

http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/index_no_flash.php

Examples of Fake Websites


http://whs.d214.org/results/whslibspecial/researchhelps/fakewebsites.htm#one

http://www.quia.com/pages/websiteeval.html

Online Game about the Constitution


Celebrate the Constitution Game

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/constitution_day/index.asp

Online videos on the Constitution


http://www.neok12.com/Government.htm

To find local politicians


Congress.org

http://www.congress.org/

Local Laws


New York State Laws

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS

If you want to collaborate with classmates, you can use:


http://www.zoho.com/

You will need to cite your information, here are some tools you can use:


Easy Bib

http://www.easybib.com

Citation Maker

http://elementary.oslis.org/orig-steps/resources/cm/mlacitationse?plone_skin=OSLIS+Primary+Theme

Citation Builder

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/index.php

Son of Citation Machine

http://citationmachine.net/

EasyBib

http://www.easybib.com/#sourceList

BibMe

http://www.bibme.org/

And finally, you can ALWAYS ask the librarian for help!