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PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR RESEARCH WITH THESE VIDEOS AND RESOURCES:

1. Why Can't I Just Google?

 

 

2. What Are Databases and Why You Need Them

 
 
Research from beginning to end; all in graphic novel tutorials! Graphic novel, you say? How fun is that?! (answer:  LOTS.)

ProQuest Research Companion - Built to help students do more effective scholarly research with short videos organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?"

GFHS Student Research Handbook  A step-by-step guide to everything - and we do mean EVERYTHING - you need to know about writing an MLA-formatted research paper. 

The Undergrad's Guide to Online Research - this site does as it promises: "covers source material for academic papers: how to find it, how to organize it ... and how to cite it." One stop shopping, y'all!      

Google Scholar Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.                                                         

Evaluating Digital Information    

 

OTHER IMPORTANT RESEARCH LINKS:

Ethnic News Watch – Bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.

World Book Discover  – Reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

Have you discovered Wolfram Alpha yet? No? Seriously?  If not, go there right now and check it out. You’re welcome. 

Now that you’ve fallen in love with Wolfram Alpha, just think of the possibilities of a Google/Wolfram mashup!  Goofram gives you text and statistical information about your topic.  (Type “first person to climb Mount Everest” into the Goofram search box for a good example.) It’s a beautiful thing.

Remember to use our databases for the best academic research for you AND your students!

Need specific databases for pro/con issues? Here you go!

Make sure your students give credit where credit is due.

Wondering if it’s copyright free? Here’s help.

 

OTHER SOURCES OF INTEREST

Explora Educator's Edition Especially for teachers! Lesson plans, links for your students, educational sites...super helpful stuff!

Pronunciator - Pronunciator provides both guided and self‐directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non‐English languages, along with a Course Designer which allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.

Science News for Students

 

LESSON PLAN LINKS

The New York Times Learning Network

To assist educators in preparing lessons for their students, World Book has assembled a list of Web Sites that include professionally prepared lesson plans and activities.

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