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Find Good Information Here

As you start a research project, the amount of information available can be very overwhelming. Here are a couple of credible, easy to use sources where you can start your search. As a matter of fact, you may be able to get most of your information from just these two sites. If you are at home, you will need to use a password to get to these sites since Wayzata High School has a subscription for us to use them. Passwords can be found on the Media Center Canvas Course(self enroll - no enrollment key necessary)

  • Culturegrams
    Use this database to find detailed information about different French countries. You can also find maps and flag images. Be sure to check out the photo gallery, too, for images.
  • Britannica School Edition Encyclopedia
    Search elementary, middle and high school levels of information in this encyclopedia. Password required for remote access.
 

Citing Other Sources

If you find information from other sources, there are a few ways to come up with a citation. Do be sure to make sure you have a reliable source. It is not uncommon for students to create a country website as part of an assignment. Be sure the information you are using is from someone who knows what they are talking about.

EasyBib will let you enter the information you know and generate a citation. This works pretty well for websites. 

Purdue OWL gives very specific instructions for how to cite sources and is a great place to go if EasyBib doesn't work for you. Please notice italics and punctuation - they are all part of a proper citation. The parts of the citation below have been color coded just to help you see the different pieces. Actual citations would be all one color!

To cite a website, follow this format:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

Examples:

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. 10 May 2006.

To cite a picture you find online, follow this format:

Name or online username of the artist or photographer. "the title of the work/name of the photograph." the medium of the work (usually going to be photograph in this case. Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

brandychloe. "Great Horned Owl Family." Photograph. Webshots. American Greetings, 22 May 2006. Web. 5 Nov. 2009.

 

Citing Your Sources

If you use the links provided at the left, citing your sources will be a breeze because it is built right in.

In Culturegrams, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the "Generate Citation" button. Choose MLA and copy/paste the result. On your iPad, you may have to highlight the text to copy/paste it successfully. Look for this on the information pages as well as the images.

In Encyclopedia Britannicalook for the box with the check mark and click on it. A window will open with proper citation information that you can copy and paste. This will work for the articles and the images.

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