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Orchard Academies ​Library

access. evaluate. use. create.  share  - information 

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Document Guides!

Mrs. Lee has the following documents that can help make research easier!


1.  Unique research specific Pathfinders

2.  How to choose and evaluate the Best Print and Nonprint Sources using Credibility Tools

3.  Steps to a Highly Effective Research

4.  Effective Note-Taking Templates for Research Assignments

5.  Various Essay Outlines that match unique Pathfinders

​6.  Detailed Citation Guide

7.  Research Process and Research Product Rubric

Research Help!

The teacher librarian can personally guide you through the most efficient and effective steps in a research process!


1.  Identify the Information:

a.  Create age and level appropriate essential questions and research tasks! 

b.  Help students select information rich  research topics!

b.  Develop  subtopics to manage and organize information needs!


2.  Access and 3. Evaluatethe most  CREDIBLE print and non-print resources in a variety of formats for your particular assignment!

a.   Create individual, research specific  Pathfinders!  (A document listing authoritative sources of information for a specific information need)

b.  Teach you the tools to then  evaluate sources and check for CREDIBILITY all by yourself! 


4.  Use the Information:

a.  Create research specific  graphic organizers for the best note-taking format!  

b.  Teach the most effective way to  read text and select relevant information  to support your claim!


5.  Create Information:

a.  Create research specific  essay outlines  and help develop a  thesis statement

b.  Help you select and produce the most effective product  to share  your research findings with your audience!

c.  Help you accurately  CITE sources in your  "Works Cited"  page!


For Teachers:

6.  Produce instructional materials that integrate information literacy skills into any curriculum and any assignment!

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Research Links!

CITATION MACHINE


PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB

​The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University has free writing resources. 


LIBRARIANS' INDEX TO THE INTERNET

Librarians' Internet Index provides access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected websites.


INFOPLEASE

Infoplease.com provides factual information on topics, including current events, pop culture, science, government and history. The content is written and edited by experts, not users.


GOOGLESCHOLAR

​Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 


SWEETSEARCH

SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.


GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS!

Sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children which is a Division of ALA.  The site provides useful and educational access to websites for parents and teachers!


 KIDSCLICK!

Kidsclick provides a searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. 


LAUSD DIGITAL LIBRARY (SUBSCRIPTION SITES)


LAUSD Recommended FREE SITES