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Shawnee Heights High School Library: Research Tools & Tips

Copyright Friendly Media

When publishing information online fair use guidelines no longer apply. Students and teachers must follow rules that apply to everyone else. The following LibGuide provides access to images in the public domain or have a Creative Commons license. You still need to attribute the images you use to their creators.

Note Taking

What are Databases and Why You Need Them

What is a Scholarly Journal Article

Beware of predatory open-access journals.  The goal of the publishers of these online journals is to make money. Check Beall's list for a list of questionable publishers.  Beall's List of Predatory Open Access Publishers

Using Wikipedia for Academic Research

How Search Works

Evaluating Web Sites

Website Evaluation Guide by EasyBib

How to Quickly Evaluate a Web Site

  • Authority - who is behind the website?

  • Bias - is the information biased?

  • Currency - when was the site updated?

  • Documentation - are the sources cited?

Citation Tools

Watch the following video and learn how to create a bibliography using Microsoft Word.

Locating Reliable Resources

MLA Handbook

See your librarian for login information for complete ONLINE access  to the current edition of the MLA Handbook.