Whether you are writing a speech, working on a research paper or that major A & P project, vast amounts of information are available at your finger tips. A good research project will have a limited number of resources from an Internet web site. That does not mean you cannot use the Internet to sift through volumes of magazines, professional journals, books, images, primary sources, etc. Whether you are searching at school or home, here are some of your options. (In some cases, searching from home may require an additional step or password.)
NBCPS Research Links
Nebraska Access: Wilson OmniFile will give you access to magazines and professional journal articles. Wilson Biographies will give you biographical information including pictures.
World Book Online: Encyclopedias for all age levels
Visual Thesaurus is a cluster of an interactive language and vocabulary tools that allow students to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display.
Student Resource Center Junior -- Suggested for researchers grades 6-9 but older students may also find information here.
Student Resource Center Gold - Research information for researchers grades 10 through college.
Student Resources in Contest -- Wow! You are going to love this one. Opening page breaks down categories into Biography, Geography, History, Literature, Science, and Social Issues. Click on View All to see all the information in that category OR click on Topics at the top of the page to see all the topics. (You can also do a search for topics not on the list.)
Health and Wellness Resource Center - magazines, journals, and newspaper articles on health-related issues such as medicine, nutrition, diseases, alternative medicines, definitions, videos, and more.
InfoTrac Newstand -- searches a collection of over 1,000 newspapers for full-text articles. Includes: Encyclopedias, Magazines, Professional journals, Primary Sources, and more.
Kids InfoBits -- Research resources geared for grades K-5
Citing Your Sources:
With increased access to information comes the increased responsibility to give credit to our sources. We not only do this out of courtesy to the contributor but to add validity to our work. Someone should be able to find where we get our information from or it cannot be considered to be accurate.
Most of the sites listed above have likes for citing the source. Here are two web sites that also help you to cite your sources. I think BibMe.org is easier, but I have found a few minor style differences (capitalization and italicizing) where Citation Machine is more accurate.
Citation Machine: APA, MLA
BibMe.org: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian