Helpful Web Sites for Creating Citations
Recommended Resources - Databases
- Remember to be creative with your searches! Don't just use the same words - think: "Latin America", "imperialism", "cultural influence", etc.
- Don't forget to use quotes around a search phrase - "Latin America". The computer is only so good as the search you put in it - and you are smarter than a computer! You manipulating the computer = you getting better results.
The username and password are the same - use the 6 letter abbreviation of the school.
The number required is Good Counsel's five-number street address on Old Vic Blvd.
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?
How can I help?
Cite your images!
Remember: If it's not your work, you've got to cite it! See Helpful Websites for Creating Citations for a listing and links of some helpful citation websites.