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Lambda Collection [Ask Ms. Ho for login info]
Comics Plus [Check the slide show ↑ for the login info]
Identify your topic
Learn basic information
Locate materials (find sources below)
Evaluate your sources
Cite your sources
General Research Sources(Great for building knowledge)
Encyclopedias and websites like these are fantastic sources for building knowledge on your topic.
Newspaper Research Sources(Great for Current Events)
Online Newspapers are great sources for research, especially if you're exploring topics that impact us today.
Scholarly DatabasesGreat for high school or college-level sources[the password to access Gale from home is empirelink]
These databases help you access the same academic journals that college students and experts use. Great for high-quality research but expect to be challenged.
GALE Databases (Access all GALE in one place)
Citing gives credit to the authors of the materials used. It also allows your readers to locate the sources that you have listed as references. At HCPMS we use MLA citation style.
www.easybib.com is a great source for making citations.
Have more questions about how to cite or paraphrase a source? Check out the resources on this page.
Use the TRAAP checklist for tips on evaluating the authority and quality of the information you have located.
This step is especially important when using Internet resources, many of which are regarded as less than reliable.
When possible, corroborate your sources to make sure they're reliable.