Need an idea for a research topic? Look at the suggestions on these sites.
Use this calculator to help you make the best use of your time. Put in your start date and when your paper is due and it will generate a timeline for you to follow to have your paper completed on time.
Assignment Calculator (Univ.of Minnesota) Will help you set up a timeline for yourself whether you are doing a research paper, lab report, oral presentation or creating a powerpoint.
Background research is essential for understanding concepts, terms, events, places and people who shape your topic. This knowledge base needs to be built before you start your formal research. Use this information to broaden or narrow your topic, formulate research questions, and build keywords.
Use Encyclopedias, Database articles or Reference books to help you fill in your background knowledge of your topic.
Use Britannica for background information or any of our databases.
Use this tool to help you develop a thesis statement. Always get input and approval from your teacher.
Study Guides and Strategies : Note Card Creator : Create online notecards
Studyvibe : Notetaking Strategies : advice on notetaking strategies for when you are doing research and also for taking notes in class.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting from Sources
Agnes Scott College Center for Writing and Speaking
The handout provides definitions and example of creating an annotated bibliography citation. Condensed from Annotated Bibliographies https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/614/
It is Important to back up your files in multiple places if possible when doing research. Computers can crash and flash drives get lost. Make use of the following tips to keep you from panicking if you lose your flashdrive.
Google Drive : Make use of your school Google account
Dropbox : Use Dropbox to upload your documents you want to save and also your powerpoints.
Delicious : Use Delicious to save bookmarks of web pages you want to reference again.
Symbaloo : Use to save bookmarks.