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Research and Citation Tools for Students

Research and Citation Tools for Students
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Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. This platform combines both an enhanced reading experience together with advanced book search functionalities. You can use its store to search over 4 million books. Here Is How to Easily Cite Papers in Different Formats in Google Docs October 23, 2014 The potential of Google Docs for student researchers is really huge. It has tons of awesome features that will render your academic life such a relief. After we have seen how we can use the research functionality in Google Docs, today I want to highlight the citation feature and show you what you can do with it. Citing papers and academic articles is something that you can do with one simple click from the research sidebar in a Google doc. The citation styles APA , Chicago and MLA are supported. There are two ways to can use the citation feature:

12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students November 5, 2014 "12 Helpful Tools for Research and Citations" is an excellent list created by Kira DeVaul and shared on Graphite. This list comprises a number of useful web tools that can help students during their research. As a process, research is made up of different interconnected stages: The first phase is the search for information, reading sources and taking notes, doing the write up and creating a bibliography for references.

Great Free Websites for Learning Jump to navigation Donate Check out what's new in: Save Page Search Better: Evaluate a Webpage Practice Practice evaluating information Many pages may seem reliable at first, but as you evaluate them you may find that they actually aren't. By looking for clues on different parts of a webpage, you can decide whether it is a reliable source. Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning. How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the third most popular post in March, 2014. One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The screenshots below provide directions for the process.

Using Research These OWL resources will help you use the research you have conducted in your documents. This area includes material on quoting and paraphrasing your research sources, as well as material on how to avoid plagiarism. Writing with Statistics This handout explains how to write with statistics including quick tips, writing descriptive statistics, writing inferential statistics, and using visuals with statistics. Strategies for Fair Use This resource provides a few general strategies about how to use fair use policies and copyright laws.

Class Tech Tips: 5 Terrific Tech-Friendly Graphic Organizer Apps Graphic organizer apps can help students keep track of their thinking and are completely customizable. With these apps for iPad, Android and the web, students can create a graphic organizer that fits the task given. Students can make mind maps, put events in sequence and design Venn Diagrams. With these apps students will become creators. You may choose to open this up for students to create a graphic organizer that meets their needs during a research project, or give them specific instructions during an assignment. Poppet (iPad, Android, Website) Grafio Lite (iPad) Ideament (iPad) Timeline (iPad, Android, Website) Venn Diagram (iPad, Android, Website)

Research and Citation If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map. Conducting Research These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. This area also includes materials on evaluating research sources. Using Research These OWL resources will help you use the research you have conducted in your documents. 23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers. There are some sites that come up in that search that appear useful, but overall it seems to make more sense to just visit library blogs, see what works and what doesn’t, and craft your blog around the ideas you like the best. To make that process easier, we’ve compiled a list of library blogs on Edublogs.

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