WORDS FROM THE MYTHS

Research Guide

FOR THIS PROJECT, YOU WILL GATHER INFO FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES:

                    • Websites: Use the two websites below to find definitions of your word.
                    • Online Library Databases: The three library databases below provide credible and trustworthy information.
                    • Library Reference Books & Library Nonfiction Books: There are many informative books on Greek mythology in the library and your teachers' classrooms.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO CREATE CITATIONS FOR EACH OF YOUR SOURCES.

WEBSITES

DATABASES

REFERENCE BOOKS & NON-FICTION BOOKS

REFERENCE books have brief information on a LOT of different topics!

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are good examples of reference books.

NONFICTION books usually focus on one main idea, but go into much greater detail.

An example of a great nonfiction books is D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.

creating your source CITATIONS

SOURCES WITH CITATION TOOLS

Most databases and some educational websites will have citation tools for you to use. That means it does the work for you! The sources listed below have citation tools you can use on their website.

  • World Book
  • Britannica School
  • World History in Context
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary
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MAKING YOUR OWN CITATIONS USING EASYBIB

For sources that don't have a citation tool, like Online Etymology Dictionary or a book, you can use a citation tool called EasyBib. EasyBib formats citations for you, but you will still need to find information on that source.

FINDING CITATION INFO IN A BOOK

For a print book source, you will need to find:

  • The title of the book
  • The author or editor of the book
  • The name of the Publisher
  • The year the book was published
  • The city where the book was published

FINDING CITATION INFO IN A WEBSITE

For an online source, you will need to find:

  • The author or publisher of the website
  • The year the website was last updated
  • The title of the website (the name on the homepage)
  • The title of the webpage (the specific page you are using)
  • The URL address (starts with www.)