Mastery Objective:  You will be able to locate, evaluate, and apply information from online databases, books and credible websites to complete the national parks project and students will be able to properly cite information. 

ONLINE DATABASES- use lenapehs1 for all usernames/passwords


Facts on File-  World Geography & Culture Online

  • Search for your assigned National Park
  • Find gazetteer entry as well as images and news articles

Facts on File - Science Online

  • Search for your topic or browse topics.

  • Find articles, essays, news, biographies, experiments, etc. on your topic. Notice the citation at the end of every article.

EBSCO Host database -- Magazines, newspapers, journals

  • Check off "select all" and "continue"

  • Use keywords (for example, search for "Yellowstone National Park" and "National Geographic" to find National Geographic articles on Yellowstone)

  • Search for your topic - search in FULL TEXT

  • Great for magazine articles.


  • Search for your topic in the search box or browse for a specific book by subject.

  • Find reference books with historical and recent content on your topic.

Books - Lenape Book Catalog

  • Search the catalog for books on your topic in the media center

  • Feel free to ask Ms. Fauver or Ms. Gaffney for help locating a book.



Use only Valid and Reliable Websites (NOT Wikipedia - AVOID WIKIPEDIA). 

How do you know if the website is valid and credible?

AUTHORITY Look at who designed the site and the purpose for creating the site. Is it a respectable museum or agency or university/college department? Or is it an unknown, random individual? See if the author can be trusted. 
ACCURACY - Does the site appear accurate? Does the information look similar to info found in the databases or books? 
OBJECTIVITY - Is the page free from bias? Is its intent to be factual? 
CURRENCY When was the site last updated? Is it current? 
COVERAGE Does it provide in-depth coverage? 

National Parks Service  

VERY IMPORTANT!! Always properly cite all references. If you do not cite, then you are stealing that work. Includes images, websites, ideas, EVERYTHING!! 

Complete bibliographic information about each source must be included in works cited. 

What should be cited? ALL ideas, opinions, statements, etc. that are not your own must be cited. All formats (images, photographs, music, film, books, internet sites, interviews, etc.) must be cited. 

**When in doubt, provide a citation** It is better to cite too much than too little!!!!! 

Lenape Media Center RESEARCH TIPS page (IMPORTANT LINK!)  

REMEMBER -- Give CREDIT to EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING and properly cite all references. ANY QUESTIONS -- PLEASE ASK MS. FAUVER or MS. GAFFNEY in the media center.

It will create the citation/reference for you!!! Very easy - just enter the information and it will put it in proper format.  



Last updated March 31, 2014 by Ms. Fauver for Ms. Pallis' classes at Lenape High School.