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Decades: Project

Resources for students preparing for the Decades Assignment

Decades Research Project

  • Vernon Area Library offers reliable online resources for your research. To use these resources at home, enter your Vernon Area Public Library card and PIN (last four digits of your phone number) when prompted.
  • If you need help, visit the Youth Desk, or call 224-543-1486 during regular library hours. If you don't have a Vernon Area Library card, you may use these resources at the library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, Illinois or check with your home library for availability.
  • When searching an online resource, remember to try different words if you don't find anything the first time.  
  • The Aptakisic Junior High assignment uses the MLA 8 Citation guide for citing sources.

More Library Resources

Vernon Area Public Library Resources

These searchable resources are available for use in the library and from home with a Vernon Area Public Library card. Log in with your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number).



Popular Culture eBooks

To view these Gale eBooks, login here with your VAPL card number, click the Gale eBooks button, and then search for your topic or the name of the books. 

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms 
Bowling, Beatniks and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th and 21st Century America

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture 
The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture