Wonder Topics

The following resources are recommended for the Wonder Project.

Begin with the Background Information
Always good to get information to help you understand the topic a little better and refine your questions.

Student Resources

A good collection of reference and current events




World Book Advanced

A higher level encyclopedia - provides good background information. Also pre-selected web sites.


Controversial Topics
Some of these topic are hot button issues. These databases will help you find the information you need.

Points of View

A good resource for background information and a variety of other resources on hot button topics.


Opposing Viewpoints

A good resource for background information and a variety of other resources on hot button topics.


Science Databases
Resources that dig into science magazines and journals

Science Reference Center

A database dedicated to science magazines and journals


Health Reference Center

Health and medical issues.


News Databases
Current Events on every topic.

Gale Databases

A list of databases that can be cross-searched


Gale PowerSearch

A collection of magazines, journals, newspapers, ebooks, & reference materials


Gannett Newspapers

Select Gannett owned newspapers. More can be found under Gale.


Inter Library Loan
Borrowing books from other libraries and schools: Note - this may take time.

Five Systems

Search for your book - When you find it, e-mail Mr Ptak the title & author. He will make the request.


OWWL - the Public Library system

Borrowing through the public library. You need a card and a PIN from the library. This is free.


Works Cited
Where did the information come from? A good reminder for you and resource for the reader/audience

Noodle Tools

Works cited, note cards, outlines, and all synchronized to your Google(tm) account.