How to get started with DAZL linked PDFFor dual-enrollment students only.
How to avoid sharing fake information in your research (Presentation created by OC Tech TAs.)Other Online Resources:JURN - an academic search enginethat excels in quickly locating free scholarly works.JURN Guide to Academic Research Dig deep with the help of this guide.Internet Archive - non-profit digital libraryproviding free public access to collections of digitized materials,ex. books, articles, websites, music, movies.NATIONAL ARCHIVES - the nation's record keeper.Great for primary doc's.
14 million records here...books, computer files, manuscripts,maps, music, recordings, and photos, and graphics.
App Research Resources, all available in our SDOHS App Catalog...
RESEARCH PROCESS RESOURCES:Additional Resources to help you plan and present your research
Formatting and Citing SourcesAre you using books from the SDOHS Library? Citing your books is easy. Just create a Resource List of all the books you use. At the bottom of the list, click on Create Works Cited and you will have a formatted list of MLA Citations.Using online resources? If you are using DAZL, click on Citation Tools to make your citation. If you are using Google docs, choose Google Research from the tools menu. You can enter search terms in research window at right. You will have the ability to create in-text citations and Works Cited citations. If you are using Google Scholar, a link to a citation will be under the article link on the results page.
Son of Citation - provides templates that you complete with citation information which is transformed into correct MLA format.EasyBib - Citation builder. Be sure to check each citation for accuracy.
Cornell University MLA Citation Style - gives examples of parenthetical citation, how to format a research paper, and how to cite sources on your Works Cited page.
MLS Style Lite for Research Papers - MLA Lite by Dr Abel Scribe PhD is a concise guide to crafting college research papers in the style of the Modern Language Association (MLA). It conforms to the highly recommended MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., (2009), with additional features drawn from the pages of the MLA's own journal.Grammarly Quickly and easily answer that grammar question you have.
How to Write a Thesis StatementHemingway App Tighten up your writing with this website.
Locating Good Information (Searching)
Preparing to Search - a 5-step search strategy used by UC Berkely to teach Internet workshops to students. You should use this 5-step strategy before you begin searching.
Yippy Search - a good search engine for the free web. Yippy is the old Clusty search engine, revised, renamed, and better. Your keyword search results in clustered hits, organizing your hits into meaningful categories.
Martindale's The Reference Desk - Provides and excellent index for just about any academic area, and has a special index for medical information.JURN Guide to Academic Research Dig deep with the help of this guide.Evaluating Sources
CRAAP Guide Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - The strength of this site is its "Examples" area. Three web sites of varying quality are provided for several different topics. This makes for a great instructional tool to demonstrate why web sites must be evaluated. The site also provides excellent suggestions for instructors when using the Internet with students, and the criteria sheet is great.
How to Evaluate a Source - excellent information written by a teacher of 25 years working at the college and university level. This page is referenced in the National History Day Contest website area speaking to research techniques.Plagiarism & CopyrightCreative Commons - comprehensive site with links to videos, links, PPT's, etc. to teach about: copyright, public domain, royalty free, fair use, images/sounds/videos you can use, and more.
Copyright Tutorial - University of Texas' highly interactive "Crash Course" covering all media. Includes a 12 question test.
Grammar Girl - defines plagiarism
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright - student friendly presentation about copyright.Free Music and GraphicsGoogle offers several options for accessing Creative Commons (CC) images. In Google Drive doc, spreadsheet, or presentation, you may find a CC image by clicking on insert > image > search. In an advanced Google search, you may choose to limit your results to CC images.What is Creative Commons? Explanatory videos.Search Creative Commons Search for CC images, music, and videoCCMixter CC and royalty free musicIncompetech Easy to use CC music searchPicdrone Lots of CC photographs. Mostly things and nature, not people.Make your own graphics - BrainDoodles will show you how.
Research Models and Guides
MindMapper for organizing researchmindmapping.com Good mapping program if you are on a computer. Can save maps to Google Drive.Coggle Works with Google account. Salameh's favorite.