APA Style is commonly used for research papers and scholarly papers in the areas of Psychology and other social sciences. However, APA style is commonly used in college classes in all subject areas for papers. Click on the image above for a tutorial with samples of required pages, or use the links below and at the left for more help.
Take a look at some of the options available for free on the Presenting page to create interesting, media rich presentations for your projects.
Animation...Slideshows...Digital Posters...Digital Magazines and more!
Gale's Biography in Context database gives you access to more biographies than you can imagine. Search by name or by occupation/category. This is an excellent resource, but you have to have a Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Library Card to use it!
Biography in Context
Apply for a Library Card (Easiest method is to stop by your local branch.)
Use this document to organize and summarize your research. You can save a copy and edit this in Google Drive, MS Word, OpenOffice, as well as other formats.
MVHS Research Organizer - Google Drive
MVHS Research Organizer - MS Word
Sample Research Organizer - .pdf file
If you don't have a Google account and would like one, sign up here.
It is time for a good oral debate in Mr. Bushman's class, but arguments are stronger when there is research behind them! When using websites for research, be sure to evaluate them for bias. Using facts from PETA without another source to support those facts definitely hurts the credibility of the argument. Timeliness is key, as well! Facts that are too old may have little or no relevance to your argument today!
Students: Be sure to check out the help available through Brainfuse! You may submit papers to their writing lab for help proofreading and editing and get live homework help with online tutors. This service is free to all CCSD students. Check the "Database Login" page for the password to access this service at home.
Brainfuse-Writing Lab, Homework Help and More!
We have many resources to help you succeed in school. Come see me if you need help with research, finding a book to read, technology, etc.
Have a great year!
Although the Gale eBook trial from last year ended, there are still ebooks available through the Gale Databases.
Most of us think, "Google!" when we want to search for information on the internet, but Google is just one of many search engines available. Time to explore different search engines and discover ways to find the information you need.
Places to start:
When looking for articles or documents online, make sure you have access to the full-text article. Use advanced search options or search settings to limit your search.
Once you find an article, CTRL-F (Command-F on a Mac) will let you search for words or phrases within a webpage.