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The MIS Library has one print copy of each of the titles listed below as well.

The Midwest
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School Subscription Databases

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ABC-CLIO United States Geography - Cites it

Britannica School Middle - Cites it

EBSCOHost explora - Cites it

Grolier Online America the Beautiful - Cites it


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Britannica Image Quest - Cites it

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Print Books

100 National Park Service

John, Matthew. 100 National Parks. 
    National Park Service, 24 Aug. 2016, 
    Accessed 8 March 2017.

Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Arizonia


"Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Arizona." 
    United States Geography, ABC-CLIO, 2017,
    Display/1092764. Accessed 8 Mar. 2017.

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park encompasses 116 limestone caves within the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico.

"Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico." United States Geography, 
    ABC-CLIO, 2017, 
    Accessed 8 Mar. 2017.

Sample Works Cited Document - MLA 8

Melissa Pemberton

Mrs. Kelly

National Parks

17 April 2020

Works Cited

O'Connor, Jim. Where Is the Grand Canyon? 
    New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 
    an Imprint of Penguin Group, 2015.

Rau, Dana MeacherU.S. Landforms. New York, 
    Children's Press, 2012.

Tornio, Stacy, and Ken Keffer. Ranger Rick's Travels: 
    National Parks!
Lanham, Muddy Boots, 
    an Imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield 
    Publishing Group, Inc., 2016.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photography. 
    Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 
    25 May 2016. 
    Accessed 8 Mar 2017.


Click HERE to see a correctly formatted works cited document. 

National Park Service (NPS) Government Website Citation (General Citation)

“About Us, What We Do (U.S. National Park Service).” 
    National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 

“Frequently Asked Questions (U.S. National Park Service).” 
     National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,      

“ Homepage (U.S. National Park Service).” 
     National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior 

“What We Do (U.S. National Park
    Service) NPS Overview PDF File.” National Parks Service, U.S.
    Department of the Interior
, 8 Feb. 2017, 

Google Arts & Culture VR Tours

Google has been taking advantage of things like VR field trips and virtual reality to transport students to distant lands, but now it’s releasing a way to explore scenic wonders closer to home: the U.S. National Parks.


Oregon School Library Information System


Oregon School Library Information System

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National Parks Establishment Dates

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser during the winter in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, 
    Britannica ImageQuest, 
    Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
    Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Other Reliable Websites

Catoctin State Park, Maryland. 
     Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, 
     Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. 
     Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Works Cited

National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior. “NPS.Gov Homepage (U.S. National Park Service).” Nps.Gov, 2017, Accessed 16 Apr. 2020.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Click on the link above to access Discovery Education. This is a comprehensive resource that helps students to learn.

Devil's Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower, Wyoming. Photography. 
    Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 
    25 May 2016. 
    Accessed 8 Mar 2017.

Yosemite National Park, California 1903. Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir standing on Glacier Point Overlooking the Yosemite Valley below.

Yosemite National Park, California: 
     1903.Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir
     standing on Glacier Point overlooking
     the Yosemite Valley below.. Photograph. 
     Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia 
     Britannica, 25 May 2016.
     Accessed 27 Mar 2017.