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|Shannon Smith: On a Quest for Information||Posted: Friday, April 28|
When you are gathering information about a topic, there are many places you can look. You may choose to start with an online search engine like the Library of Congress to find websites and electronic files, including audio and visual files. You may also want to go to the library to find books, articles, primary source documents, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.
When you are finding online sources, it is crucial that you make sure the website is reliable. There is a lot of misinformation online and you need to make sure that you are using credible sources. Look for the endings .edu and .gov which mean educational institutions and the United States government respectively. This information should be reliable.
It is a good idea to use both online and traditional sources. This way you get the most variety and the most information. Not everything you find in the library is online! You may be surprised at the variety of sources a librarian can help you find. Additionally, you can use print resources to verify the information you find online to make sure that it is accurate.
Let’s say that you are researching the Egyptian pyramids. You want to find out who made them, when they were built, and why they were a part of the culture. What are three sources that you would find helpful and why? What kinds of information might you find from each source? Where would you start your search for sources? Why?
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|Ebooks||Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM|
|We now have several ebooks available for use on your electronic device. Stop in to see Mrs. Paquin to create your account.|
|Kindles are here!||Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 8:54 AM|
|We now have kindles available for you to use while you are in school. Stop in to see Mrs. Paquin for the details. We have over 175 books to choose from.|