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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Things to Remember

The Three R's

Keep in mind that you want your sources to be:


Double check the authors and dates, so you don't have unpleasant surprises!


Keep Calm

Start with Databases

These are all subscription databases. If you are using them off campus, you will need the password. You can find it in the Library Folder in Schoology.

  • SIRS Discover
    On the right hand side, underneath where it says "Database Features," is a link named "Leading Issues." Click there to start.
  • SIRS Social Issues Researcher
    Scroll through the list of topics to find yours. Please note, this is aimed at high school students, so be careful what you click on.
    (Uses the same ID & password as SIRS Discoverer)
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Click on "Browse Issues" or type a topic in the search box
  • CQ Researcher
    Use the Hot Topics list on the right hand side or type your search terms into the box on the top. This is also aimed at high school students, so be careful what you click on.

Other Websites




Wikipedia is not a reliable source and you may not use it in this or any other research report. Please use the links to the left. If you still need help finding information, please see Mrs. Mason. She is always happy to help.



Do not use articles from content farms.

Content farm websites have a lot of articles on a variety of topics, but they are written by freelance writers who are paid very little and whose job is to generate ad revenue. The writers use keywords in their articles in order to attain high search engine rankings.

Do Not Use These Sites:

Noodle Tools

You do not have to create a Works Cited, but this might be a good place to organize your information and keep track of the sources that you are using.


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