Junior Research Paper ~ Mrs. Mutty
Topic of Your Choice!
Tip #1 Be Curious!
Required: At least 3 quality sources for your 3-5 page paper
Tip #2 Dig Deep in your Research! Go BEYOND Google!
Fact: There are 130 trillion web pages searchable on Google, and 2 million articles published each day on the web! But, Google indexes only 16 percent of the surface Web and misses ALL of the Deep Web. Source: www.popsci.com/dark-web-revealed
Tip #3 Do your Research in the Deep Web!
Designed for colleges, Academic Search Complete is the world’s most comprehensive database with millions of articles in over 9,000 full text journals on every academic subject from Astronomy to Zoology! Academic Search complete is available at Marvel.
Gale databases give access to books, journals, news, images, videos and primary sources. Search all of our Gale Databases with PowerSearch! You can also find books here! Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to “browse issues”!
Tip #4: If you do use Google, don’t just Google, use the Google Services!
Tip: Start with your topic, then add keywords like “facts”, “secrets”, “amazing” and “fascinating”.
Google Images can lead you to interesting, quality websites.
Google Videos give us greater understanding, and more ideas!
Google News gives you links to up-to-the-minute articles from over 50,000 news sources worldwide back to 2003 (use TOOLS to go to the Archives).
Google Books gives us access to over 30 million books that have been scanned by Google!
A Great Online Book Source:
Citing your sources in MLA format is easy at EasyBib!
New RULES for MLA 8th Edition can be found HERE.
How to cite a book from Google Books:
Burnett, William. Stem Cell Magic. New York: Scribner & Sons, 2016. Google Book Search. Web. 10 April 2018.
Tip #6: Make sure all of your sources can pass the “CRAAP Test”!
Tip #7: Remember to be Curious…Research…Re-search!