Mount Hebron High School Media Center
Search for books - click on PAC
Search the databases - click on MackinVia
Howard County Public Library
Search for books - http://www.hclibrary.org
Research tools and Database - http://hclibrary.org/new-a-main/a-student-middle-high-school/
The HC Library also has great online resources and databases that can be accessed using the bar code from your library card to search the databases. The online tools link will take you to their online databases.
Maryland’s Public Information Network
Online databases and access to libraries across the state.
Scholarly Sources/Peer-Reviewed Journals
Scholarly Journals -
Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com
Find abstracts and the occasional full article on your topic.
Directory of Open Access Journals - http://www.doaj.org
Over 300,000 articles from scholarly journals.
JSTOR - https://www.jstor.org/
One of the largest databases for scholarly journals; students can create an account and access up to 100 articles for free!
ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/search
Shared research publication site.
Scholarly Search Engines
Online Courses, Lectures, Etc.
MIT Open Courseware
Free courses on a variety of subjects.
Browse lectures at schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and Yale; post questions/comments.
Free audiobooks, language lessons, academic podcasts, classes, and videos.
HC Online Classes
lynda – tutorials on software, coding, etc.
Test Prep – AP, SATs, etc.
Free resources in all subject areas. Videos and other materials. Also links to outside content from partners like MIT.
Type in a question and it will provide expert-level answers.
Other Digital Resources
Find full books, or link to local libraries that have the books available. If you have a current HoCo library card, you can ask them to order you books that are at other county libraries.
Use it as a starting point to find information and then follow the links to the original sources. Do not cite directly from Wikipedia, as it is socially edited.
An online news source featuring the latest discoveries from North America's leading research universities. Scholarly articles on earth and the environment, health and medicine, science and design, and society and culture.
Be sure to look for scholarly videos. Google Video will search a variety of video sites, including YouTube. Documentaries, high-level series on streaming sources, TedTalks - all are good Multimedia options to explore!
YouTube EDU - https://www.youtube.com/education – academic videos from over 300 colleges and universities
TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/ - Talks on a variety of topics from professionals around the world.
PBS LearningMedia: pbslearningmedia.org/toolsandresources
Look for podcasts on any subject from reputable sources.
See the handout for locating human sources (2nd quarter). Interviews, emails, and other forms of personal communication that yield information which aides your research are all sources.
News Sites -
Google Custom Search–
A search of major news sites can yield excellent articles.
A search engine that pulls from reliable news sources on a variety of topics.
A news site clearinghouse devoted to neutral reporting.
Pubmed and PubHealth
You can search for journal article citations and abstracts related to medical topics. There are some articles with links to full-text articles available at no charge. Type AND free full text[sb] at the end of your search to limit to free full-text articles.
A site devoted to periodontal and dental issues.
Elsevier's Science Direct
Government Science Publications
A handy tool in Google Documents…
If you are scouting for sources, you can use Google Docs to help. Open a document. Go to Tools and Research. You can search the web for information and drag it into the document, where it will save it and create a citation for you.
Online Tools to Assist with Citing Sources:
Noodle Tools (available in MackinVia)
Creates citations for you in MLA or APA. You can log in from school through the Databases or from home using the login information in your agenda book.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ and click “Research and Citation”
Bookmarking and Saving Research
URL Shortening Tools (to assist with shortening long URLs for citations)
Google Sites - http://sites.google.com/
Weebly - http://www.weebly.com
http://docs.google.com – Choose “Create New” and “Form”
Want to make a survey that people can complete online? How about adding an evaluation page to your website? Use Google Forms.