Research Tools

Welcome!

Welcome to the Research Tools page! Use the many links to access research databases designed to help you with your projects and assignments.


What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is stealing. It's when you take someone else's words, ideas, or information and present them as your own, without giving them credit for it.


How can I avoid plagiarizing?

The best way to avoid plagiarism is learning how to CITE your sources. Citing sources means telling where and from whom you got your information. There are two main styles for citing sources--MLA and APA styles. Find guidance on both styles using the MLA Guide and APA Guide links below. (Courtesy of Lakewood City Schools)

Conducting Research

Below staff and students will find a collection of high quality research tools selected to support projects and research assignments at all grade levels.

Elementary Research Tools

https://www.encyclopedia.com/
https://www.factmonster.com/
https://www.infoplease.com/
https://www.biography.com/
http://www.schrockguide.net/uploads/3/9/2/2/392267/workscited_1_6.pdf
http://www.dictionary.com/
http://www.thesaurus.com/

Middle School Research Tools

http://www.lakewoodcityschools.org/UserFiles/file/Harding%20Library%20Documents/MLA%20Style%20Guide%20for%20Middle%20Schools--Guidelines%20for%20Making%20a%20Bibliography%20and%20Documenting%20Sources-DRAFT.pdf
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eI7S8h6MSgIWN5179gwYRo8I1Yh0U5NuVuoYHZadgMs/edit?usp=sharing