Research Strategies

Citation Help

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Full-text and multimedia reference with more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites and top-quality multimedia (audio/video) files.

 How to do a Boolean Search  APA Formatting
Databases and Downloads 
from Owatonna Public Library
How to do Online Research  
Electronic Library of Minnesota:
ELM is a collection of research and information databases to be used by Minnesota residents through their school, public, academic, and state government libraries or the ELM Portal.

If asked for an I.D., you will need to enter your public library card number. 
How to utilize ELM   MLA Formatting
  Student Research Center:
Magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles, plus multimedia files for middle and high school students. Includes Health Source-Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra-School Edition, Middle Search Plus, and Science Reference Center databases.
 Creating a Search Strategy  Avoiding Plagiarism
  Points of View Reference Center:
Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.
Preparing Your Search       EasyBib
  Science Reference Center:
Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Student Research Center and Kids Search databases.
Tips on Internet Searching  When Do I Cite?
  Consumer Health Complete:
Popular and professionally written information for patients and consumers covering all health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes Health Source: Consumer Edition and Alt Health Watch databases.
 Evaluating Sources  Can I Legally Use That Picture? 
¡Informe! (Spanish-language interface):
Periódicos populares y diarios de habla hispana y bilingües, incluyendo el periódico en español El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL).
 Searching with a Search Engine  
  eBook Collection:
Collection of electronic books covering many topics - mostly nonfiction and classic literature. Includes Cliff's Notes and Nolo books.
 Student Resources In Context:
Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, InfoTrac Student Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Edition databases.