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Ancient and Medieval History Online | Facts on File Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.
Credo Reference Credo Reference is an online collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other ready-reference books covering a range of topics, such as art, business, literature, and science. Also, includes over 10,000 Topic Pages with a Wikipedia format, but with scholarly information. The MindMap is a great resource when first exploring a research topic. Username: geier Password: library
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e. | Salem This reference source presents 418 essays, covering Europe, Africa, the Near East, Egypt, Asia, the Americas and the Mediterranean from the approximated date of the earliest rock-art to the fall of Rome on `September 4, 476 CE'.
World History in Context | GALE World History in Context reaches back to the ancient world – and forward to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students.
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Britannica ImageQuest Over 3 million images that are rights-cleared for non-commercial and educational use. Great for presentations, brochures, websites and more.
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1. Task Definition
* Define your assignment & identify information needed to complete it.
* Restate the assignment in your own words. What are you interested in?
* Gather basic information about your topic by reading articles, web pages
* Talking with teachers/parents/librarians is also helpful.
2. Finding Information
* Make a list of all possible sources & select the best ones.
* Use a variety of sources: choose from nonfiction, news articles, reference books, web pages, databases, directories and multimedia encyclopedias.
3. Location and Access
* Locate sources & find information within the texts.
4. Use of Information
* Read, hear, view & extract the most valuable information
* Use skimming and scanning to find information that addresses your topic.
* Look for key words, pictures, read headlines and first and last paragraphs.
* Take notes & cite your sources.
* Choose the format of your project and organize your research notes.
* If your format is a paper, begin by writing an outline.
* Judge the product and the process.
* Use a rubric if you have one. Did you meet the objectives?