Books

Start by going to the library catalog
Click Log In in the top right corner.
Enter your student ID# for the username and password.

Databases
If you are accessing these resources from home, you will need to get a username and password from Ms. Miller (bmiller@nwlsd.org).

POV Reference Center - This database is designed for students doing research on contemporary issues.
Enter keywords below

POV Reference Center - see the process step by step.


When you find an article you want to save:
- Select Print
- Under Include When Printing, select HTML full text and citation format.
- From the drop-down menu for citation format, choose MLA.
- Click Print and under destination, choose Save to Google Drive.

INFOhio ISearch - Searches most INFOhio resources. Results will primarily include magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles.

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ISearch:

INFOhio ISearch Screencast - see the process step by step.


Opposing Viewpoints - Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers. Available via the Cincinnati Public Library and requires card and pin number. If you do not have either of those, see Ms. Miller for login info.
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Opposing Viewpoints Screencast - See the process step by step.


Websites
Resist the urge to use Google for your research...try SmartSearch - every website has been evaluated by research experts!



Times Topics from the NY Times - Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/index.html

Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues.
http://pewresearch.org/

Allsides.com
Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.

Research Aggregators - These sites pull together pieces of information from many different sources on a given topic. They are convenient but are best used as a starting place. The linked numbers next to the information will take you to a footnote that links ot the original source. Whenever possible you should consult and cite the original source.
Procon.org- promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship and presents controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.


Staying Organized

How to Use Google Drive to Organize Your Research


Evaluating and Documenting Sources
Web Site Evaluation
The Complete Guide to Evaluating Online Resources
When do I have to cite a source?
Top ten reasons students should not cite or rely on Wikipedia
PaperRater - Free online grammar checker, proofreader and more
Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources



Questions? Feel free to email me!
bmiller@nwlsd.org

Research Challenge