This Guide provides links to resources provided by databases within UDLib/SEARCH that discuss, demonstrate, or provide worksheets for research and paper-writing techniques. These short cuts take you to tutorials and pdfs on such topics as choosing keywords, using a particualr database, developing a paper topic, and properly citing your sources. The Guide provides information for the early grades (K-5) as well as for the upper grades of 6-12.
Most Databases allow for multiple ways to search for a topic. You can enter a search term directly, use a subject browse, or use a subject tree or other visual subject arrangement.
Gale databases provide topic trees for their standard databases and a portal-type search by broad subject area in the "In Context" databases. SIRS Databases allow use of specific subject headings or a natural language keyword search. SIRS also allows a topic browse drill-down to locate a particular subject.
Britannica allows a search at each of the three levels of Britannica School Edition. In addition, it allows an advanced search at each level, provides search tips, and allows for a browse both alphabetically and by subject heading.
World Book products allow basic keyword searching, an advanced search, a find by topic feature. World Book Student has a special section on Biography and a Geographical Explore searching feature.
Information here includes basic researching techniques, searching skills and other information as to how to use specific database resources to identify and use material found in the databases.
Information here is taken from databases that provide tips on creating, organizing, and writing a research report or paper.
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