Searching Tools

The Research Process

1) Brainstorm keywords and develop research question
2) Choose the best tool for the job
3) Refine and Repeat Search
4) Evaluate Source
5) Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism - Links to Help Students

  • Google - Use advanced search options

  • Evaluated Subject Directories - Below

  • General News Sources - Local, National, and International

  • MeL - Michigan eLibrary, "academic journals, magazines, multimedia, news, primary sources, reference, statistics and viewpoints - use the "Teens" link on the left"

  • eLibrary [OPAC] - Links to Local Public Libraries

Evaluated Subject Directories

Guides compiled by subject specialists. From the UC Berkley Digital Library SunSITE