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Research: Home

Research is a Process

Research 101: Format Matters

Searching is Strategic

Credibility is Contextual

Evaluating Information Sources

Information Formats

Scholarship is a Conversation


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 Drive, EBSCO Host user accounts, bookmarking and note taking tools, Destiny resource lists and Collections and more. Use them to your advantage.  You have many high quality resources available to you via our school district, public library 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.

How to use Destiny Discover

Michigan eLibrary

Monroe County Public Library

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."

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Important Vocabulary

Helpful Definitions

Database - A collection of organized electronic resources that are searchable and accessible..  The most common type searches that are possible are; subject, keyword, author, title, date, format.

Full Text - The entire article is available.  The article may or may not include the images that accompanied the printed article.

Multi-disciplinary - Provides access to information from many different subject areas or disciplines.

Peer Reviewed - An article that is peer reviewed is one that has been read and evaluated by others in the same field of study.



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