Academy of Notre Dame
Research Pathfinder
9th Grade English - Mrs. DaCrema
Madness and Imagination (From 2013 to 2014)

("Alice in Wonderland" courtesy of Nettrekker Images)

- think of all the ways to describe your topic
(i.e. post traumatic stress disorder or shell-shocked or mental illness or mental health or anxiety disorders)
- think of breaking down your topic into specific keywords
(i.e. for "Crime of Passion" or "Temporary Insanity" use "criminal law and mitigating circumstances"
for "Significance of Numbers in Dreams" use "Numerology and Dreams")

Print Sources:
Reference and Non-Fiction books will be on reserve in the library or you can search the LIBRARY CATALOG

Electronic Sources:

Biography in Context- use whenever you are researching a person
Bloom's Literary Reference Online - information on the most significant figures and works in literature
Teen Health & Wellness- use for health-related topics
Student Resources in Context - general reference database
World Book Online - online encyclopedia

Use the following search engines to take you to age-appropriate, educator-approved sites:
WebPath Express - click "Academy of Notre Dame" - "Catalog" - "WebPath Express" in left-hand column

- create bibliography or works cited in perfect MLA or APA format
- includes helpful information and examples of in-text (parenthetical) citations