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Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Library: Junior Research Toolkit

The Research Cycle

The Research Cycle 

  1. Plan how you will tackle the research.
  2. Identify possible resources to use (books, websites, other).
  3. Locate resources in the library and online.
  4. Evaluate the resources you have found critically.
  5. Document the details of the resources you use

Search Engines

          Duck Duck Go searches the best sites, not the most sites
 

  http://lgimages.s3.amazonaws.com/data/imagemanager/91856/sweet_search.gif   A Search Engine designed for Students
 

              Wolfram Alpha is great for factual queries, especially
              in Maths and Science

 

       Improve your search results by using Google's advanced
                        search features

Safe Search Kids Google Safe Search for Kids

KidzSearch - Safe Search Engine.  Kidzsearch

Image result for kidrex image KidRex

Image result for swiggle.org Swiggle

Is this site credible?

Cartoon used under Creative Commons from  BLAUGH.com

Cathy Schrock's 5 Ws of Website Evaluation

Key resources

Open CiteMaker in Chrome and download the CiteMaker browser extension which easily creates citations for websites directly from your browser! Click on "Add CiteWeb" in the CiteMaker bottom toolbar.

Plagiarism

Research Organiser

Save this Research Organiser to your computer and use it to record your research, your key facts and YOUR OWN WORDS.

Copyright- free Images

Images for educational use:

Edupic

Pics4kids

Do not cite images in your bibliography. Follow the example below:

        Source: http://www.pics4learning.com

 

TWLH Chart

We use a TWLH chart to show our thoughts and ideas about a topic. Save this blank TWLH chart to your computer.

Accessing Library resources

Username: school username

Password: your birthday ddmm (e.g.

January 1 = 0101)

 

See Library staff for World Book log in
For use in school
Use your school email address

See Library staff for Echo Online log in

eBooks & Audio

For Years 5-6

Username - school username

Password  - your birthday in 4 numbers (DDMM)

For Years 7-12

Username - school username

Password  - your birthday in 4 numbers (DDMM)

For Years 7-8

Username - school username

Password  - your birthday in 4 numbers (DDMM)

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Online Tools

Online Oxford Dictionary

Online Thesaurus

The Flip Side looks at both sides of current issues. great for debates.

Timeline Maker

Click here to use this timeline maker to create your own timeline, save it, print or email it.