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Research Information

  1. 1. Using Databases/Library Sources for Research<br />
  2. 2. Databases Available on Library Homepage <br />
  3. 3. Locating Library Homepage<br />A. H. Meadows Library: Link below<br />http://library.midlothian-isd.net/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do;jsessionid=6416E0F8FB259479967E942A8176BAD8?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home<br />MHS Website: Click on “Library Services,” See Library Homepage<br />
  4. 4. Databases Available<br />TexShare Database<br />(Below information is case sensitive: ALL CAPS)<br />Username: DATA2518<br />Password: ELLIS <br />Britannica Online<br />Username: 070908001<br />Password: learn<br />
  5. 5. Type the subject of your research—remember to put in quotations “exact phrases” you want to search<br />Change to “All” to search multiple databases<br />Check this box to ONLY view “Full-text” results<br />
  6. 6. TexShare Tips<br />Once you’ve pressed “search” >> Look at the section titles “Source”<br />Clicking on “Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)” will find more valuable articles/information <br />
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  8. 8. Britannica Tips<br />Click on “High School” level<br />Search the encyclopedia using the key terms for the subject of your research topic <br />See “Additional Content” on the right side for more information. Ex) Journals/Magazines, The Webs Best Sites, Primary Sources, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia <br />
  9. 9. Check the Library <br />Go to library to find additional resources “Primary Sources” that are available for FREE<br />You can see the Library Catalog on the Website to see what is available for check out<br />
  10. 10. Getting the Bibliography Information Right<br />There are citation builders available online <br />Your packet has all the information you need in citing a source properly<br />For Database Articles: see the chart “Database Article” You will need to locate that information on your article to create the bib. info. Like the example you see on chart. <br />
  11. 11. Things to do before beginning research…<br />Get an e-mail address!<br />You can send information you find directly to your e-mail to access information outside of school <br />Blackboard: Update e-mail in blackboard (“My places” Edit “Personal Information” add “your e-mail address” in the proper box , Click “Submit”<br />Any reminders sent out via Blackboard will now be sent directly to your e-mail address<br />

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