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
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.
Formatting Block Quotes
Formatting Your Research Paper--- Here's an example of what your paper should look like:
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.
Google Docs Shortcuts
Google Drive Cheat Sheet
Google Tools and Add Ons
***********DOWNLOAD A COPY OF GOOGLE RESEARCH TOOL HERE. *********************
**********DOWNLOAD A COPY OF EASYBIB BIBLIOGRAPHY CREATOR HERE***********
Finding Credible Sources with EasyBib
How to Create an EBSCO Account
Test Your Knowledge About Plagiarism- there are 2 quizzes and a post-test
You Quote It, You Note It- plagiarism tutorial
Primary and Secondary Resources
A primary resource is the original document, including photos, newspapers, birth certicates
Secondary sources evaluate or discuss primary sources.
****DOWNLOAD PRIMARY VS. SECONDARY SOURCES HERE.*****
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
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
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
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