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Sure there's good stuff on the internet...

Savvy searchers know that there is plenty of great information to be found on the internet.  It is astounding how much great stuff is now available freely and publicly!  However, before you begin your research, you should ask yourself, "What will my end result be?"  Will you need a movie theater with show times closest to your neighborhood or do you need to research the history of cinema?  If your research need is for personal use, a quick search on your favorite search engine may be just the thing!  However, if you are digging into a topic that is schoolworthy, you may consider beginning with our databases.  I know, I know, they aren't as easy but they have first rate, A1 quality materials!  Just saying...  They are just a tab away...if you feel like checking them out.

MLA and APA Citation Help

What is a citation?

A citation gives credit to the source you used for your research.

What is MLA?

MLA, or Modern Language Association, is a style used when crediting or formatting information. It is mainly used in English classes.

What is APA?

APA, or American Psychological Association, is a style used when crediting or formatting information. It is mainly used in History classes.



MLA Formatting Tutorial

The Big 6

  • Big 6
    Big 6 is a six step process to help you gather information to help solve a problem or make decisions.

Search Engines

Remember the rule of three when searching for reliable, accurate information!  Check 3 different sources to triangulate your information.  Don't be satisfied with the first result a search engine tosses you.  And, remember that search engines lead you to information but they should not be cited in your works cited.  Ever!  Always cite the actual website where you find the information!


Models of Inquiry

All things Google

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