Library resources

  1. Electronic databases


EBSCO History Reference Center

EBSCO Student Research Center

Facts on File-History Database Search

Opposing Viewpoints

Proquest Historical Newspapers

  1. E-books

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  1. Library catalog

Search the catalog for books or WebPath Express for high-quality web sites. Any/all free web sites that you use for this project must be fully evaluated to prove that the site is worthy of scholarly consideration. See an example of a thorough web evaluation.

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Web sites

In addition to the web sites available through the library catalog's WebPath Express, you may also find helpful information in the sites listed here.



From Athens 1896 to Athens 2004
Timeline of the modern Olympic Games and its leading figures.

Greek City States and the Religious Festival
Overview of the ancient Games.

Musarium: Olympic History
Timeline of the modern Olympic Games and the memorable moments from each.
Official web site of the Olympic movement.

Poynter Online: Olympics Past & Present
Links to resources about the Olympic Games, organized by year and location.

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1936 Summer Olympics

History Learning: The 1936 Berlin Olympics
Summary of the political influences on the Games.

I Witness to History 36 olympics.htm
Primary source recollections from an attendee at the Games.

United States Holocaust Museum
Online exhibition about the Nazi Olympics.

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1972 Summer Olympics

Associated Press
A series of articles remembering the 1971 Games.

A discussion of the effect of the 1972 Games on Olympics security.

Time Magazine,9171,906384,00.html?promoid=googlep
Article about terrorism and the Olympics.

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1976 Summer Olympics

Time Magazine,9171,914451,00.html?promoid=googlep
Article about the confrontation between sports and politics.

Time Magazine,9171,914362,00.html?promoid=googlep
Article about the effects of boycotts on the 1,500 Meters race.

On This Day
Summary of the boycotts and their effects on the Games.

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1980 Summer Olympics

Timeline of Olympics from Ancient Greece to present day.

This Day in History
Explanation of the influence of the Cold War on the 1980 Games.

Top End Sports
Overview of Olympic Games boycotts and political events.

U.S. Department of State
Overview of the boycott.

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2008 Summer Olympics

Asian Canadian
Report on opposition to the Games by activists in Myanmar.

Report on the meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Thaindian News
Taiwanese perspective on the Games.

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Properly cite your sources by using NoodleTools.


Or follow these formats/examples for books, images, and web sites. If any category of information is not available for your citation, skip it and move on to the next category. If a publication date is not available, type n.d. (which stands for no date) where the date would go. Be sure to follow the spacing and alignment of the examples, too (double spaced, hanging indent of 5 spaces).


Book (find the info on the front and back of the title page)

Author'sLastName, Author'sFirstName MiddleInitial. Title of Book. City of Publication:
     Name of Publisher, year of publication. Print.


Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking, 1939. Print.

Image (look for the title of the image by mousing over it or right-clicking on it)

"Title or Description of Image." Name of Whole Web Site. Date site was published or
     copyrighted. Web. Date you viewed the web site. <URL>.


"Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt." The White House. N.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2010.

Web site

"Title of Web Page." Name of Whole Web Site. Date site was published or copyrighted.
     Web. Date you viewed the web site. <URL>.


"North Athletics." North Hunterdon High School. 2008. Web. 4 Feb. 2010.

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Image source: "John Carlos and Tommie Smith Give Black Power Salute at 1968 Olympics." African-American History
N.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2010. <>.