The MEGALIST for RESEARCH: Everything Students Need!
This page is constantly evolving. The recent "fake news" explosion prompted me to put all resources in one spot for our students. This megalist has all they need to write their research papers and properly evaluate websites. Some areas do overlap, such as FAKE NEWS and WEBSITE EVALUATION, but they are all in one spot.
Online Sources - Want to research something on the Web? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby join the digital revolution by introducing you to online sources. Learn how the Internet can be a one-stop destination for all of your research needs. Discover some of the different types of websites that can help you in your search for information. And learn how to evaluate the trustworthiness of an online source in six easy steps!
Citing Sources - Where’d you get that from? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you how to finish reports and papers by citing your sources! You’ll learn what a bibliography is, where it comes in your report, and how to get started writing it. Find out how to cite four different kinds of sources and see what to do when the sources get complicated - like when a book is written by more than one author.
Plagiarism - You know that stealing someone else’s property is wrong, but what about stealing words or ideas? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the thorny concept of plagiarism.
Wilson School District subscribes to World Book Databases for students and staff.
World Book Student version offers a wonderful online tool to create citations. If you are on campus, you don't need to log in. If you are at home, see your library media specialist for a username and password.
CITATION BUILDER from World Book Online
BibMe™ The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to generate citations to build a works cited page. And it’s free.
Citation Machine: FREE and Easy
EASY BIB: Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography. Save hours by making a Works Cited page automatically!
Oslis Citation Maker - Citations, databases and more. Geared to grade level. Choose APA or MLA.
Otto Bib: Make a bibliography or works cited with just an ISBN. It's free, easy and FAST.
This short video explains why it is important to evaluate your sources. "Googling" something is not necessarily the best choice when looking for information. What are the five criteria for a good source? Watch to find out.
Five W's of Website Evaluation - Kathy's Schrock's Guide