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  • 1. Finding Credible SourcesResearch Report Library Presentation

2. What You NeedYou are responsible for having 4 different typesof sources. You must have at least one of eachof the following: - 1 non-reference bookBooks - 1 reference book - 1 website of high reliability - 1 article from an internet database Internet 3. What You NeedYou are responsible for having 4 different typesof sources. You must have at least one of eachof the following: - 1 non-reference bookBooks - 1 reference book - 1 website of high reliability - 1 article from an internet database Internet NOTE: You must have a total of 5 sources on your bibliography. 4. Non-reference bookA non-reference book is any informational bookthat is not an encyclopedia.It must be nonfiction; a fictional novel on yourtopic is not considered a credible source. 5. How do you find a non-referencebook? Use the Library Catalog System!You can log into the catalog from any computer. Justfollow these steps 6. How do you find a non-reference book?Go to: http://destiny.cnusd.k12.ca.us and click on centennial View At Home page, select Catalog to begin your topic search. View Type your keyword then select either Keyword or Subject. View Select title(s) to view Title Details.View 7. How do you find a non-reference book? Under Explore! select Find It to view related subject topic sources. Add sources to My List by clicking Add to this List. View View My List by selecting Resource List, and then select View. View Add additional sources to My List. Select Printable to print list. Find the book by its call number. These books are all in order on the library shelves.View 8. Important Tips Make sure you write down all of thebibliography information you will need beforediscarding a book (author(s), publisher, datepublished, city published, page number your informationwas on) When you have finished with a book, put it onthe discard cart. If you cannot find your book on the shelf, it isprobably on the discard cart. 9. Reference Books An encyclopedia is a reference book. Encyclopedias store a wealth of informationand are very easy to use. Some encyclopedias hold general informationon almost any topic you can think of! Simply look up your topic in alphabeticalorder. 10. Reference Books Some encyclopedias hold more specificinformation on a specific subject. Forexample, you can find encyclopedias that arededicated to only rock music. Then, you can lookup famous rock musicians in alphabetical order. Every library has a reference area. CHS referencesection is in the little alcove to the right of thedoors. Reference books can never be checked out of alibrary. 11. Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable. Say its not so!!! 12. Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable.Some of the websites you are used to going toare edited by uneducated people who mayknow no more about your topic than youalready do. 13. Credible WebsitesNews Flash!!! This just in!!! Not everything youread on the internet is reliable.Some of the websites you are used to going toare edited by uneducated people who mayknow no more about your topic than youalready do.Like maybethis guy. 14. Unreliable WebsitesRemember, anyone can create a website.Even worse, some of the most popular websitespeople go to with questions are able to beedited by anybody, anywhere.Wikipedia Google Answers About.com Forums 15. How do I know if a website is reliable?Any website you use for this researchreport must pass this checklist: 16. CredibilityIs the author or organization easy to identify?Is there an address and phone number on thepage, in addition to an email address?Do all links work? 17. Objectivity Is the information objective or is it opinion orpropaganda? Are all sides presented? Is it free of distortions or outrageous claims? Is this a commercial site that is trying to sellyou something? 18. Accuracy Are sources listed? How does the information compare to othersources? Is the coverage comprehensive? 19. Currency Is the page updated regularly? Are sources quoted recent? Are the statistics included the most recent? 20. FunctionalityIs the layout logical?Is the site easy to navigate?Is it free of spelling and grammar errors? 21. Using a Magazine DatabaseDatabases have highly reliable information, editedonly by experts.Most databases cost money for a membership, butCHS has already paid for you to have a membershipto a database.Just go to www.school.eb.comYour username and password are both cnusd 22. Using a Magazine DatabaseOnce you sign in, follow these steps:1. Go to high school and click View this level. View2. In the search box, enter a keyword and click Go. View3. The articles you see are encyclopedia articles (these dont count as for this source requirement). To get to the journals and magazines, look at the additional content to the right and click Journals and Magazines. View4. You can view all kind of articles from a multitude of highly reliable sources! View 23. All Done!!Now put your notes into your researchfolder, and wait for further instructions. 24. GoBack 25. GoBack 26. GoBack 27. Title Click hereGo Back 28. Read this todecide if thisis a sourceIf you like this source, add it toworthyour list.looking at. Bibliography information GoBack 29. GoBack 30. CallNumberGo Back 31. GoBack 32. GoBack 33. GoBack 34. When you click on the title to the left, it will bring up an article as you see below. GoBack