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Resources to Use - Online Library Catalog (Destiny)

Click the Destiny Quest icon to access our online library catalog!


 - Fun features - shelf browse, advanced search, and citation creator.
 - Remember to use your keywords!  Be both creative and specific.


Resources Recommended by Ms. Davis

These titles have been put on our reserve shelf for your class!  

Note: while you can't check out these books, you CAN take pictures of their pages with your iPads - but, if you do, MAKE SURE to take a picture of the front and back of the title page so you'll be able to create the correct citation for your Works Cited page!  

Having trouble finding where these titles are in the library?  Just ask Ms. Davis or Ms. Miller!

William Shakespeare's Macbeth edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Call number: 822.33 SHA

Power in William Shakespeare's Macbeth edited by Vernon Elso Johnson

Call number: 822.33 SHA

Understanding Macbeth : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents edited by Faith Nostbakken

Call number: 822.33 SHA


Assignment Information

Download the following documents for paper description and guidelines:


Resources to Use - Databases

Information:  

For JSTOR, the user ID is GCStudent1 and the password is the six-letter abbreviation for the school - do NOT use caps.

For Facts on File - Bloom's Literary Reference Online, the password and user ID are the same (use the six-letter abbreviation for the school).

For Gale's Literature Resource Center, the number required is Good Counsel's street number on Old Vic Blvd. 


Database - Search Hints

Try these tricks!

  • Root of a word + ? to search for the same word with different endings:
    • All you have to do is type in the root of the word you'd like to search with a ? at the end.  Example: "reduc?" to get results for "reduce", "reduced", "reduction", etc.  
  • Use quotes for an exact phrase!
    • Great for characters with two names.  Example: "Lady Macbeth"


  • Don't forget the benefits of Advanced Search - specifying multiple keywords can help you narrow down results.
  • Remember to try out different keywords - there's more than one way to refer to an idea...


  • You will NOT be allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for this paper.
  • Why can't you use Wikipedia as a source for this paper?  Check out these sources for a bit more information:

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely on Wikipedia

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface (NCSU Libraries)

Gotcha!  Student's Wikipedia Hoax Fools Mainstream Media

  • Remember:  Wikipedia is just "wikiality" - reality as decided by majority rule.  Do you trust classmates/younger siblings/random people to be experts?

How can I help?

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Helpful Websites for Creating Citations

  • OWL - Writing Center at Purdue
    Provides helpful guides for writing papers and contains information for creating bibliographies in a variety of disciplines and formats.
  • Citation Help
    Looking for examples of how to format an MLA paper (including your Works Cited page!)? Need a way to organize your ideas? Wondering how to select a topic and narrow down your thesis? Check out the Citations tab on the OLGCHS Library website!

Get creative with your searches!

Getting the same old results?  Try using a thesaurus to come up with new keywords!


Refresher on Research


Just because...!


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