Download the following document for project description and guidelines:
Recommended - Web Resources
Recommended Resources - Books
- As the topics for the project are varied, there are many books that we have in our collection that could apply.
- For example, searching "China" in Destiny Quest (our online library catalog) gets you 73 results - many of these results are in the 951 call number range. Shelf browsing could be very helpful when researching your topic...!
A word about everyone's favorite internet source...
- Wikipedia is not the worst tool in the world - but it's not the best. Always remember - Wikipedia should be used as a jumping-off point for academic research. Wikipedia articles can help with general background information and for getting ideas for additional/different keyword search terms. Wikipedia should be treated as the beginning of your journey, not the end!
- What exactly do you know about Wikipedia? Is it trustworthy? Check out these sources for a bit more information:
- Remember: Wikipedia is just "wikiality" - reality as decided by majority rule. Do you trust classmates/younger siblings/random people to be experts?
Recommended - Databases
Here are two helpful databases to use when researching your project:
- Think outside the box - look beyond the search box for tabs that might help narrow down what you're looking for!
- Remember to keep trying different search terms - if you use the same two keywords to search, you'll just keep getting the same results.
- Try out Advanced Search! Looking for an exact phrase can be helpful in narrowing down the results.
Hint: The username and password are the 6 letter abbreviation for the school.
Resources to Use - Online Library Catalog (Destiny)
- Fun features - shelf browse, advanced search, and citation creator.
- Remember to use your keywords! Be both creative and specific.
- This is history - remember the 900's are a great place to search (reference, DVDs, and non-fiction)!
Dropbox - How To
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Helpful Web Sites for Creating Citations
Remember to cite your image sources! Images, videos, etc. are also intellectual property and need to be properly cited.