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    West Seattle High School Library

    The WSHS library is here to support each of you in becoming keen users and producers of information. Below you will find a collection of resources compiled by our librarian, suggested by our staff, or procured by Seattle Public Schools.

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    General Research Resources

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


    Country Information and Maps

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

    Primary Sources

    The Library of Congress American Memory Project
    The Papers of George Washington
    The National Archives
    More National Archives
    National Archives Online Exhibits
    Calisphere (University of California)
    University of Washington Digital Collections


    CBA Constitutional Resources: The White House

    US Government
    Washington State
    King County

    Pacific Northwest Primary Resources

    The History Link

    Quotation Sites


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

    Other Libraries

    King County Library
    Seattle Public Library
    University of Washington Libraries
    The Library of Congress

    Library Catalog
    SPS Online Resources

    Contact Info

    Colleen M. Carlson
    Teacher Librarian


    Monday – Friday
    8:15 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.

    Homework Center

    Tuesday and Thursday
    3:35 p.m. – 5 p.m.