SIRES Issues Researcher


Provides newspaper, magazine, and reference articles. You can search using Quick Search, Advanced Search and Topic Search.
Also, check the list of topics listed on the home page to discover if your topic is listed. If it is, click on it as it is a link to relevant articles.
This database will provide numerous contemporary articles that relate to the characters, conflicts, issues and themes covered in this assignment.

ABC-CLEO American History

This database will provide information about your theme. To use it, type your search into the Quick Search Box or select ERAS from the tool bar at the top.

Student Resources in Context

This database can to find newspaper and magazine articles as well as information on your theme.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavers County

by Mark Twain
This Web site discusses major characters and themes.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - text

This Web site provides the text to Mark Twain's short story.

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address plus an explanation of what it means. The author of this
web site illustrates how the Gettysburg Address would sound if it were delivered in modern day English.

I Will FIght No More Forever

by Chief Joseph
This Web site has the full text of the speech plus some background information.

I Will Fight No More Forever - Themes

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce
Full text of story.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Full Text
Preface by William Lloyd Garrison
The text is broken into chapters

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Themes