Research Help

Chrome Extensions | Citations | Finding Credible Sources with EasyBib
Formatting Block Quotes | Formatting Your Research Paper | Google Can Do That?
Google Docs Shortcuts
| Google Drive Cheat Sheet
Google Sharing Permissions | Google Tools and Add Ons | Plagiarism
How to Create an EBSCO Account | Primary & Secondary Sources The Research Process
Ten Great Resources for Research
| Website Evaluation | Using a Database

 

The Research Paper

1. Google is NOT the end-all for searching. You have to know how to use it to get the results you need. What is fact? What is fiction? This infographic shows you the difference.

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2. Download a copy of the poster above- Google Search Genius

3. Results do not check the validity of each site. Is this site one you should use? Why or why not?
Who created the site? When was the last update? What are the qualifications of the person who designed the site? When was it last updated? Here are the questions to ask yourself about a site.

4. Here is a video on evaluating websites.

5. Cutting and pasting off the web is plagiarism. Here's a set of videos explaining why...

6. Developing your thesis: here are five tests.

7. Download a copy of EasyBib's Creating a Successful Research Project and Website Evaluation

 

Formatting Block Quotes

 

 

 

 

Formatting Your Research Paper--- Here's an example of what your paper should look like:

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Google Can Do That?

When you do a search on Google, you are able to choose "search tools" for more help.

You can also let Google choose links which were posted within a certain period of time.

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Google Docs Shortcuts

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Google Drive Cheat Sheet

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Download a printable copy of Google Drive Cheatsheet

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Google Tools and Add Ons

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***********DOWNLOAD A COPY OF GOOGLE RESEARCH TOOL HERE. *********************

EASYBIB GOOGLE
**********DOWNLOAD A COPY OF EASYBIB BIBLIOGRAPHY CREATOR HERE***********

 

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Finding Credible Sources with EasyBib

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How to Create an EBSCO Account

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Plagiarism

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Try the Plagiarism Game: Goblin Threat

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Test Your Knowledge About Plagiarism- there are 2 quizzes and a post-test

You Quote It, You Note It- plagiarism tutorial

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Primary and Secondary Resources

A primary resource is the original document, including photos, newspapers, birth certicates

Secondary sources evaluate or discuss primary sources.

 

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****DOWNLOAD PRIMARY VS. SECONDARY SOURCES HERE.*****

 

chromeChrome Extensions
These can be added to your browser through the Chrome Web Store.

 

AdBlock Plus- blocks ads, malware and tracking

EasyBib Tools- provides students with instant citing of a webpage
 

Google Dictionary- highlight a word on a web page to get the definition
 


Readability- eliminates clutter on a web page and makes reading easier
 

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Citations

 

MLA In Text Citations- covers basic in text rules, author-page style, print sources with known author, print sources by a corporate author, print sources with no known author and many more choices.

 

The Research Process

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Download a copy of this infographic

 

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Download a copy of this guide

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Nine Great Resources for Research: 
Academic Info-subject guide descriptions provide relevant sites.

Infomine- annotated academic sites and subject databases

Infotopia- educator selected sites

Intute- annotated academic sites

IPL- information you can trust

iSeek Education- search a topic or ask a question

LibGuides Community- over 100,000 pathfinders from thousands of libraries

SurfWax- search your topic and find similar, broader or narrower ones

Sweet Search- selective searches for students

Ten Steps to a Good Research Paper- from How to Study.com

Worksheet:How to Do Research-The Kentucky Virtual Library produced an easy-to-follow worksheet which explains the steps to do research.

Yahoo! Grammar Usage & Style- extensive listing

 

Website Evaluation

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Right-click on the image above to download

Website Evaluation- EasyBib's examples of credible and questionable site

Website Evaluation Form- see if your site is credible

Using a Database
A database is a list of data on a computer device that you can search in different ways.
Did you know that your contacts list on your cell phone is considered a database?


Free Internet vs. Library Databases- explained in the form of a chart by the Illinois Institute of Technology



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Helpful Mobile Apps

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EasyBib- Android, iPhone

Evernote- organize your life by syncing computer, smartphone, iPad
Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod

RP Media Center

 
 

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