Thursday, May 10, 2012

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    Googling like a Rock Star:
    BCCHS Library:
    • Click here to search for BOOKS in the BCCHS library.
    • Free Database Trial: EBSCO:
      • User ID: bcharter
      • Password: trial
      • try clicking on "The History Reference Center"

    Los Angeles Public Library:
    • Click here to search for BOOKS in the Los Angeles Public Library.
    • If you have an LA Public Library card, you can click here, and then try these one of their databases, such as:
      • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) - articles and essays about controversial issues
      • ProQuest Newstand - Full text of over 300 U.S. and International news sources, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times
      • World Book Encyclopedia
    • Go to a public library near you.  Make sure to ask a librarian for help!

    Wikipedia is not the Devil
    - You might want to use Wikipedia to get an overview of your topic.
    - Then scroll to the bottom of the article for links to more reliable sources.
    - Pick names, topics, and terminology from the Wikipedia article to Google.  Use an "Advanced Search" to look for information put out by educational or govt. institutions.
    - I.e., find/verify the information you got on Wikipedia in a more reliable source.

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