|Brainstorm all possible resources that might be used to address the topic:
||Brainstorm those resources that might be appropriate for the topic.
and other projects involving varying viewpoints,
web sites on specific issues
Don't limit research to only one kind of resource.
|Prepare your search
Write down key words that might be used before you begin your research.
|Read information and write down notes on note cards or copy and paste the information using software such as Inspiration. This is usually the best method if you are working on a large project, such as a research report or PowerPoint presentation.
|Print out or photocopy selected information and then use a pencil or highlighter to highlight the most important parts.||Save information to disk, and then change the text color of the important information. This can later be copied into digital note cards using software such as Inspiration.||Copy selected information directly into a word processor as you are reading the document. Be certain to give proper credit.
See: Documenting sources
To locate items in the library catalog, search in iBistro. You may want to limit your search to search only the Keeley Library, instead of all of the SAILS libraries.
As members of SAILS, Durfee students and teachers can access journal and newspaper articles as well as online reference books, from the library's computers and from home. Simply go to the online catalog page, access the online catalog, and click on .
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Last Updated: June 18, 2008