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  • Finding Credible SourcesResearch Report Library Presentation
  • What You NeedYou are responsible for having 4 different typesof sources. You must have at least one of eachof the following: - 1 non-reference book Books - 1 reference book - 1 website of high reliability - 1 article from an internet database Internet
  • What You NeedYou are responsible for having 4 different typesof sources. You must have at least one of eachof the following: - 1 non-reference book Books - 1 reference book - 1 website of high reliability - 1 article from an internet database Internet NOTE: You must have a total of 5 sources on your bibliography.
  • Non-reference bookA non-reference book is any informational bookthat is not an encyclopedia.It must be nonfiction; a fictional novel on yourtopic is not considered a credible source.
  • How do you find a non-reference book? Use the Library Catalog System!You can log into the catalog from any computer. Justfollow these steps…
  • How do you find a non-reference book?Go to: – http://destiny.cnusd.k12.ca.us and click on centennial View At Home page, select Catalog to begin your topic search. View• Type your keyword then select either Keyword or Subject. View• Select title(s) to view Title Details. View
  • How do you find a non-reference book?• Under Explore! select Find It to view related subject topic sources.• Add sources to My List by clicking Add to this List. View• View My List by selecting Resource List, and then select View. View• Add additional sources to My List. Select Printable to print list.• Find the book by its call number. These books are all in order on the library shelves. View
  • Important Tips• Make sure you write down all of the bibliography information you will need before discarding a book (author(s), publisher, date published, city published, page number your information was on)• When you have finished with a book, put it on the discard cart.• If you cannot find your book on the shelf, it is probably on the discard cart.
  • Reference Books• An encyclopedia is a reference book.• Encyclopedias store a wealth of information and are very easy to use.• Some encyclopedias hold general information on almost any topic you can think of!• Simply look up your topic in alphabetical order.
  • Reference Books• Some encyclopedias hold more specific information on a specific subject. For example, you can find encyclopedias that are dedicated to only rock music. Then, you can look up famous rock musicians in alphabetical order.• Every library has a reference area. CHS reference section is in the little alcove to the right of the doors.• Reference books can never be checked out of a library.
  • Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable. Say it’s not so!!!
  • Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable.Some of the websites you are used to going toare edited by uneducated people who mayknow no more about your topic than youalready do.
  • Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable.Some of the websites you are used to going toare edited by uneducated people who mayknow no more about your topic than youalready do. Like maybe this guy.
  • Unreliable WebsitesRemember, anyone can create a website.Even worse, some of the most popular websitespeople go to with questions are able to beedited by anybody, anywhere. Wikipedia Google Answers About.com Forums
  • How do I know if a website is reliable?Any website you use for this researchreport must pass this checklist:
  • CredibilityIs the author or organization easy to identify?Is there an address and phone number on thepage, in addition to an email address?Do all links work?
  • Objectivity• Is the information objective or is it opinion or propaganda?• Are all sides presented?• Is it free of distortions or outrageous claims?• Is this a commercial site that is trying to sell you something?
  • Accuracy• Are sources listed?• How does the information compare to other sources?• Is the coverage comprehensive?
  • Currency• Is the page updated regularly?• Are sources quoted recent?• Are the statistics included the most recent?
  • FunctionalityIs the layout logical?Is the site easy to navigate?Is it free of spelling and grammar errors?
  • Using a Magazine DatabaseDatabases have highly reliable information, editedonly by experts.Most databases cost money for a membership, butCHS has already paid for you to have a membershipto a database.Just go to www.school.eb.comYour username and password are both cnusd
  • Using a Magazine DatabaseOnce you sign in, follow these steps:1. Go to high school and click “View this level”. View2. In the search box, enter a keyword and click “Go”. View3. The articles you see are encyclopedia articles (these don’t count as for this source requirement). To get to the journals and magazines, look at the additional content to the right and click “Journals and Magazines”. View4. You can view all kind of articles from a multitude of highly reliable sources! View
  • All Done!!Now put your notes into your researchfolder, and wait for further instructions.
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  • Read this todecide if thisis a source If you like this source, add it toworth your list.looking at. Bibliography information Go Back
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  • When you click on the title to the left, it will bring up an article as you see below. GoBack