Research and Citation Resources

Databases:

Proquest

This database is great for general research for any class.

JSTOR

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This is an amazing database!  This is great for any kind of research, with access to journals and college-level resources.

We also have JSTOR Global Plants,  African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa

WorldBook Online Encyclopedia

This is a great source to get basic information about many topics.

Need help with logging in or doing research? Fill out this form, and Mrs. Bauer will get back to you!

Are the databases not enough for what you need?  Try these:

Encyclopedia Britannica: Another encyclopedia to look in for basic overview information.

Advanced Google Search:  This will allow you to filter the types of sources you get, so you can get better results from your search.

Google Scholar:  This search will give you more scholarly results, meaning you will find more academic resources and resources from universities, which will be more reliable than a general search.

Library of Congress Research and Reference:  This gives you access to the nation’s largest library, as well as additional databases and amazing historical resources.

Library of Congress Digital Collections:  This site has collections of various historical documents, such as music, baseball cards, and Abraham Lincoln’s papers.

Here are some good videos about doing research from JSTOR.  Good information here to help you refine searches and more!

Don’t forget about our TVHS Library Catalog!

And once you have done your research, you need to cite your sources!

Whenever you borrow an idea, thought, image, word, song, or anything else not yours from a source you are using for research, you must give credit to the source from which you borrowed the information.

You can use the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to learn more about citing sources.

You can use knightcite to create your citations.  Don’t worry – it will lead you through exactly what you need for the citation!  You can also use easybib, if you prefer.  Or bibme.

Did you borrow an image?  Check out this resource for citing your images: Image Citations for Class Projects

And here is some additional information and an example for your Bibliography, AKA, Works Cited Page.