Tips and Pointers
Research is a process. Staying organized, as you work through this process, will be to your benefit. You have many organizational tools at your disposal; Google Classroom or Google Drive, Gale user accounts, bookmarking and note taking tools, Destiny resource lists and more. Use them to your advantage. You have many high quality resources available to you via our school district and state resources. Explore all of these and use them to become informed about your selected topic.
Information come in many different formats i.e. books, magazines, peer reviewed professional journals, wikis, blogs, posts, speeches, presentation, video, audio, broadcasts, research papers, etc.
Make sure that you check your facts and use credible resources by authors who know the subject matter well.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Begin your search here. GVRL will provide you with many wonderful encyclopedic works.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints provides both sides of an issue. If you are having difficulty selecting a topic for a project there is a list of hot topics available on the home page under "browse issues."
Biography in Context
If you are looking for information about people Biography in Context is the resource for you!
Searching is Strategic
Research 101: Format Matters
Research is a Process
Scholarship is a Conversation
Credibility is Contextual
Evaluating Information Sources
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