Researching & documenting your sources. Quotations : Copying someone else’s exact words and surrounding them with quotation marks “ ”. Paraphrase : Putting someone else’s words or ideas into your own words. No quotation marks are necessary, but you must still give the author credit !
Scroll down to find the databases.
Write down title & call number.
Then check the shelves.
Call number prefixes:
Number = nonfiction section F = Fiction section Ask for help if necessary!
REF = reference section B = Biography section
Good for finding background information
Databases have journal, book, newspaper, and book articles that aren’t available on the internet.
Information is reliable
Advanced search feature
You know exactly where the information came from.
Databases usually give you the citation which means less work for you though you need to proofread it or use Easybib.com to check it for proper format, especially Facts on File’s citations. Citations are found at the bottom of the citation or click on the link to it. Ask the librarian if you need help finding or exporting a citation.
Find research resources such as sample papers and tutorials at http://martinhslibrary.wikispaces.com/Research+Info