Mr Klock's Classes IAs

Research for IA's

Search in Follett Destiny for print and ebooks.


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Search in SCDiscus.org for credible databases:
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In SCDiscus.org:
Britannica Encyclopedia is great for general knowledge on  your topic
Academic Search Premier is great for higher level journal articles on  your topic
Creedo Reference has journals and books on topics
Biography in Context is great for any famous person's biography
Hitory Reference Center is great for history topics
Opposing Viewpoints and Points of View Reference Center are databases with great information about controversial or debatable topics

Ask about JSTOR

Library of Congress is a great resource as well.
You can search for books, magazine articles, photos, etc.

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Searching google effectively
BE  AWARE of credible URL endings. .org; .gov;.net; .edu; .ac
as opposed to .com; .biz etc
To make sure you access the above url endings in your google search type your search term the word site and a colon:
example:
epilepsy site:edu
Alzheimer's site:gov

  1. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase such as “Alzheimer's symptoms“
  2. Use an asterisk * in place of a word when you cannot think of a word in a phrase and put it all in quotes ex: (Alzheimer's *)
  3. Use a minus sign – to eliminate results with certain words if you are getting to many results and need to limit your results.
  4. Keywords are IMPORTANT if you are not getting results you may need to change up your search term or phrase. You could go to a thesaurus to get an idea of what other word to use.