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Small List of Helpful Resources - (Wikipedia is not on the list)

Books  >Find A Book Using the JA Library Catalog
            >Ebooks Minnesota (Biographies / Nature)

Encyclopedia
            >Britannica School
            >World Book K-12

 Sort of Like Encyclopedia
            >Gale Kids Info Bits
            >Bio.com (Biographies web site)
            >SciJinks  (Weather site from NASA/NOAA)
            >National Zoo (Animal Info)
            >National Geographic Kids Animals
            >NASA Planets                         

Database
            >EBSCO Explora Teens
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Hello JA researchers!


Just above is a short list of reliable, helpful resources.  

We recommend that you start your research with books & encyclopedia. They make it easy to learn general knowledge, and complete projects.


After learning the basics, further research may happen using a database.  

Because databases usually search larger amounts of information, your results may not be as useful. You may need to change search words to get better results from databases.


Some good advice: it's very important you pick a research topic you are really interested in, as it will help you learn something new and do your best work.   


Finally,  when looking at your search results, try to find and use at least some primary data.


Primary data is information that was created at the time something happened.  Look for things like numbers and statistics, newspaper articles, interviews, photos, etc. that describe what has happened, and also tells you that what you've found is true.  


Good luck on your projects.   :)


The JA Library Staff


 
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