Helpful Research Resources

Information Seeking

Once you know, or kind of know, what information you’re seeking you need to consider what tools and resources are available to you and how best to gather the information you need to either complete a school assignment or personal endeavor.

If your search is for a school assignment you should begin searching the Databases or Print material provided to you by our school and Mountain Lakes Public Library. Once you feel confident in your knowledge of the subject matter its time broaden your search to the world wide web.

The links that follow should be helpful in deciding what search engine would be best and how to effectely and efficiently use them.

Search Engine Chart

A chart of the major search engines capabilities and searching options.

Choosing the Best Search Engine for Your Information Need

Thank you Noodle Tools!! Our subscription to this awesome resource provides extremely helpful chart that suggests the best search engine for your research task.

Four NETS for Better Searching

This guide helps you make the most out of Google’s advance search option to produce more relevant search results.

The Boolean Machine

An interactive Boolean machine that illustrates how the "and", "or", and "not" operators work.

Web Search Strategies

An online tutorial on using search engines and subject directories for finding information

Use of Information

You Quote it, You Note it

This link takes you to an interactive tutorial, for Vaughan Memorial Library, on plagiarism and ethical researching.

Internet Citation Generators

Create properly formatted MLA (other formats avialable) citations for your research paper or project. Be sure to fill out forms as completely as possible as sometimes these sites do not get everything. If you can not find a componet for an entry move on to the next one.

Landmarks Son of Citation Machine

Shrink up those long URL's with this handy tool!!

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