Welcome to Research Central!
Where Do I Find Good Web Resources?
Everyone loves to Google, but did you know that most of the time you can find the info you need much faster by using the Advanced Search option? Just click on Advanced Search, enter keywords in the top box and edu or org in the bottom one. Google will limit your search to web sites from educational institutions and nonprofit organizations- usually a better place to find educational research information.
Check out great info on reliable web sites here. (3techninjas)
Remember to choose web info wisely. Check-
Accuracy, Authority, Currency, Purpose, Bias.
Go to this website to view the helpful Creative Commons video that Richard Byrne has posted about evaluating websites.
Where Do I Find Good Print Resources?
The media center has software that provides access to our media collection database (including eBooks) 24/7 from the web. You must log in to gain full access to titles. Click login, then enter your student number and birthday. Your birthday must be in this format: 9271997. Enter a topic in the search box. You will get more "hits" if you click Key Word or Subject. All holdings will be displayed, including print and eBooks. Click the Destiny pic, then choose West.
Locate full text journal and magazine articles through this collection of databases provided access complements of the NC General Assembly.
This is the very best place to find free, full text journal, newspaper, and ebooks resources! You must have a library card from the public library to access these materials, but it is a great investment of your time- trust me!
Copyright and Plagiarism
Click the link for great info: Edutopia film festival on copyright and fair use.
View this AWESOME threesome of videos from Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Library to learn about PLAGIARISM
Resources from Electronic Frontier Foundation
How Do I Cite My Sources?
Our school utilizes the Modern Language Association's format for citing sources in a research paper. The MLA format provides rules for ways to give credit for ideas and information used in student research in a nationally standardized way. For in-depth information on all aspects of creating a research paper using the MLA format, check out Purdue University's OWL (Online Writing Lab).
EasyBib is an online program that allows you to enter information on research sources into boxes. The software then takes that info and creates a citation in MLA format that you can use to create your Sources Cited page. Easy peasy!
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