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Research Basics for Junior and Senior High School Students: Find & Evaluate Sources

This guide will help Junior and Senior High School students understand the research process, identify scholarly sources, create a reference page, take notes, and more!

Gather Information

Once you have selected a topic, it's time to gather information.

On the Find & Evaluate page of this guide, you will learn how to:

  • Search for quality information
  • Limit your searches for better results
  • Test your information for reliability

On the Write & Edit Your Paper page of this guide, you will learn how to:

  • Take notes
  • Compile a bibliography
  • Write your paper

How & Where to Find Information

When searching, try using the terms "and", "or", "not" to expand or narrow your results.

How to use Boolean Operators

Library Resources

Start your search with the library catalog and library databases.

Become a reference miner!

If you found an article with relevant information, check the citations. Are there any additional articles listed?


Using Wikipedia wisely