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


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