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RESEARCH BASICS: GRADE 12 LEVEL

1. Search the SCS catalog Search the SCS catalog AND Webpath express AND databases in one search 2. Searching the web. All search engines are NOT created equalfind a good one. a. Google Search help: help link at bottom of Google page Keywords: identify terms that would appear on the page you want: collect & focus your terms. Keep it simple, use as few words as possible, but use precise, descriptive words. Boolean operators & search tips: o Bioethics OR DNA o jaguar cars football -os o macaroni penguin o Isaac Newton discovered * o DNA ~testing o related:http://www.bing.com/ Search tools (left side): Related searches, reading level, timeline, news Advanced search: get fewer, but better hits CTRL + F to search for words within any webpage b. iboogie: puts documents with similar content or related topics in same group. http://www.iboogie.tv c. Bing: http://www.bing.com/ You can limit a search by domain: .com, .gov, net, .edu, .ca) Use NOT 3. Website evaluation. Anyone can post on the webyou are responsible for the credibility of your sources. How can you know whether a source is trustworthy? a. Wikipedia is not a credible source (even YOU could edit it), but you might find good keywords and useful links in an articles bibliography. b. For website evaluation criteria: http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html

4. Other credible sources. When you use search engines you are only accessing 10% of the material on the World Wide Web. To make matters worse, many engines offer paid placement which gives a false sense of authority. The good stuff still costs money, but we have paid it for you. Use our full-text databases (major universities also subscribe to access articles here). A. EBSCO: Three great databases here. Access from the library home page At home, username: SCSS password: falcons OR go to Surrey Public Librarys databases, A-Z (not all the same databases)

General advice for all databases o Select full text o Try advanced search o sign in if you want to easily save articles and return to them later OR just email them to yourself using email link o CTRL + F to search for a keyword in any document o Check ALL columns on webpage to refine/expand search EBSCOhost: a full-text database of published articles. o Always choose databases Canadian Points of View: tips o Browse by category/bioethics o Use subtabs for types of information (i.e.news, mag, reference) o citation link will give you all the info you need for Word Reference o Try Find more like this Student Research Centre o Narrow results by subject or geography

B. Infotrac another 2 excellent databases http://infotrac.galegroup.com/default Username: fraservalley password: falcons 1. CPI.Q Canadian Periodicals. 2. Global Issues in Context ***incredible resource a. Scroll through centre & right columns for types of docs (podcasts, primary sources, reference, news, mags ) C. Worldbook Advanced Online: http://www.worldbookonline.com/ Try timeline feature Username: eracwb password: trial D. Canada.com: full-text archive of 12 major Canadian newspapers and Global TV broadcasts. http://www.vancouversun.com/index.html To sign in, give email address: library@surreychristian.com Password: Falcons1 D. The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ click on unlimited & enter name username and password as Canada.com

5. Citing your research: APA a. Works cited: The easiest way is to use the Reference tab in MS Word. b. Parenthetical citations (Smith, 2012) c. Remember to properly introduce your quotes/paraphrasing