The WSHS library is here to help support the educational objectives of our school's curriculum. Below you will find a collection of resources compiled by our librarian:

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General Research Resources

Seattle Public Schools Library Resources 
WSHS Library Catalog
Gale Reference Library (password: wshs)
National Geographic Virtual Library (password: wshs)
Study Guides
Biographical Dictionary
Infoplease Almanac
Homework Center

Local, National, and International News

The Seattle Times
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The New York Times
Newspapers from Around the World

Writing Resources

Thesis Generator
Thesis Builder
The Owl at Purdue

Country Information and Maps

Background Notes: U.S. Department of State
National Geographic Maps
Library of Congress: Country Studies
United Nations
BBC Country Profiles

Primary Sources

The Library of Congress American Memory Project
The American Memory Project; Presidents
The Papers of George Washington
Librarians' Internet Index (type “primary documents”)
The National Archives
More National Archives
National Archives Online Exhibits
American and World Primary Sources
Calisphere (University of California)
Seattle Public Library Link to Historical Sources
University of Washington Digital Collections
Librarian's Index to Digitized Primary Resources


CBA Constitutional Resources: The White House

US Government
Washington State
King County

Pacific Northwest Primary Resources

The History Link
Pacific Northwest Archives
Washington History Online

Quotation Sites


Plagiarism Information for Students and Teachers
Avoiding Plagiarism
More on Avoiding Plagiarism
TurnItIn (for teachers)

Other Libraries

King County Library
Seattle Central Community College Library
Seattle Public Library
University of Washington Libraries
The Library of Congress

Library Catalog
Online Library Resources

Contact Info:
Librarian: Colleen M. Carlson
Phone: 206-252-8812

Monday – Friday
8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Homework Center:
Tuesday and Thursday
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday
7:45 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

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