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Lewis - English 9: Finding Sources

Unsolved mysteries

Possible topics

  • Area 51
  • Extraterrestrial life
  • Cold cases
  • Identity of Jack the Ripper
  • Lost Colony of Roanoke Island
  • Stonehenge
  • Voynich Manuscript
  • The Circle Stone in the Sea of Galilee
  • Bigfoot
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • Time travel
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
  • Lindbergh baby
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Crop circles
  • Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?
  • Disappearance of Glenn Miller in World War II
  • The Great Chicago Fire
  • Tragedy of the Sultana steamboat

Search Terms

Not finding quality results? Try these tips!

  • Be encouraged by the knowledge that research is not a linear process and often takes multiple searches before you find what you need. 
  • Try different keywords. Search for synonyms of your original keywords. 
  • Use quotation marks (") to find results described by exact phrases.
  • Not finding enough results? Broaden your search.
  • Finding too many results? Narrow your search.
  • Don't include "stop words" in your search. Stop words are words such as aanasatinisonthatthe, and which.
  • Try your search in a different database. 

Recommended Resources by Source Type

Using databases from off campus

You can use any of our databases from off campus if you have the correct user name and password for access. We may not post these publicly, so they reside on a Google Site page that requires your JBS email login for access.

Click HERE to see a clickable list of databases along with their user names and passwords.

Database Tips

  • Limit your search by date, language, subject, or source type. 
  • Email the article to yourself to refer to later. 
  • Use the citation tools! This is an easy way to get your works cited citations.

A-Z database list