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Researching in the Media Center or Lab. Tomorrow, you’ll have the entire period to look up information on the topic of your choice. Today, we’ll go through the many steps it takes to get quality information. Reliable Sources.

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Researching in the media center or lab

Researching in the Media Center or Lab

Tomorrow, you’ll have the entire period to look up information on the topic of your choice. Today, we’ll go through the many steps it takes to get quality information.


Reliable sources

Reliable Sources

  • You might be thinking to yourself: why do research in the media center when I have the internet???

  • Good question.

  • Well, some sources aren’t reliable.

  • Reliable source: any source that comes from a reputable source (journal, database, book, etc.).

  • What’s not a reliable source?

  • Any random website

  • Wikipedia.com

  • Anything from Google.com, Yahoo.com- notice the .com


Where can i get information

Where can I get information?

  • Source #1- Library books

  • Look up your topic on the library catalog.

  • Ask a librarian! They are bundles of knowledge!

  • Source #2- Research databases

  • On the media center webpage, go to “Research Databases.”

  • You have to log-in using your username and ID#

  • Then, you can use any of the databases there!


What steps do i need to take to get the right information

What steps do I need to take to get the right information?

  • Step #1- Do some basic research on your park

  • Look up your topic on the internet (this is okay ONLY this time) to find out basic information on the topic.

  • Step #2- Find reliable sources on your park

  • Look up your topic on the library or research databases.

  • Read articles or books about your topic.

  • Step #3- Write down important information

  • This is where you decide on what to do.

  • What do you find to be important?

The above are the best databases.


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What steps do I need to take to get the right information?

  • Step #3- Write down important information

  • ***Read the source first! The WHOLE thing! You must know if it’s a good source.

  • Once you know it’s a good source, write down the source name on the sheet Mr. Klein gives you.

  • Step #4- Pick the topics you want to cover

  • Write those down on the sheet and fill in the information needed along with the source it came from.


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