Searching for information can be a daunting task. For example, type "World War II" into the Google search box and it will report "about 160,000,000" links. How do you know which are the best resources?
Use the resources here to help you find, evaluate and use the information you need:
Research ResourcesQuote Library lets you search for those famous words.
- Analyze Your Topic (pdf)
- Google Search Tips (pdf)
- Searching a Database
- Evaluating Internet Sites
- Web Page Evaluation Checklist (pdf)
Library research tools from the Oregon School Library Information System. This is the best site for high school students!
The Big Six A proven approach to information problem-solving.
Research 101 A fantastic interactive tutorial from the University of Washington. It walks you through the process.
Evaluating Web Sites A great site from the University of California at Berkeley Library. Follow these guidelines for effective online research.
More tips on evaluating Web sites from Columbia University.
Tips to help improve your Google search skills. You'll love the results!
UW Writing Guides Also from the University of Washington. Provides a wide variety of documents and resources.Image Search
Remember, just because "it's on Google" doesn't mean that an image isn't protected by copyright. If you have questions about the use of an image--or any information you find on the Internet--refer to the Stanford University Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Here are some great sources for images:
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Over a million images, cartoons and pieces of art in a variety of digital formats.
LIFE Photo Archive Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.
Google Advanced Image Search A better way to find what you're looking for
Picsearch "Innovating image search," claiming more than 2,000,000,000 pictures
Pics4Learning Copyright-friendly images for education
Wikimedia Commons A database of 2,779,662 media files you can use--just attribute the source