These sites are recommended for use in debates, class discussion, etc.  The topics are ever-changing and may be controversial.  We are committed to promoting our Catholic values in all classes at Ursuline.


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General Research (All Subjects)

The following sites have been recommended by departments or by high school librarians for your research needs:

Multicultural & Ethnic Resources

Biographical Information

  • – American Women’s History: A Research Guide – This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.  These diverse collections range from ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.
  • – Official site of A&E’s Biography television series – includes the searchable text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
  • – Distinguished Women of Past and Present – This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways.  There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and more.
  • – White House Historical Association site with pictures and biographies of U.S. First Ladies from Martha Washington to Melania Trump

Arts & Humanities

Art Museums

Business & Government

Foreign Language



Latin – Mythology


History & Social Studies







Women’s History