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RESOURCES

List of books made into movies  (latest upload Aug. 28, 2017)

Genres

Master list of all sources in MLA citation style

Yes/No website evaluation checklist


INTERNET SEARCH TIPS

When to use a Search Engine: Search engines are best at finding unique keywords, phrases, quotes, and information buried in the full-text of web pages. Because they index word by word, search engines are also useful in retrieving tons of documents. If you want a wide range of responses to specific queries, use a search engine.

When to use a Meta Search Engine: Use metasearchers when you are in a hurry. Metasearch engines are useful in obtaining a quick overview on a subject and/or unique term. Use metasearchers when you are conducting a relatively simple search and also when you are not having any luck pulling up documents in your search.

When to use a Search Directory: Like the yellow pages of a telephone book, subject directories are best for browsing and for searches of a more general nature. They are good sources for information on popular topics, organizations, commercial sites and products. When you'd like to see what kind of information is available on the Web in a particular field or area of interest, go to a directory and browse through the subject categories.

Capitalize all names and titles.
Ex: Martin Luther King Jr.

Use double quotation marks around words or put hyphens between words that you want to appear together.
Ex: "White House"

Put a plus sign before words you would like to include in your search.
Ex: football +Packers

Put a minus sign to make sure the word does not appear in your search.
Ex: recipes -broccoli


DIRECTORIES, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES

Awesome Library Organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

Internet Public Library The first public library of and for the Internet community. Recently merged with Librarians Index to the Internet (lii.org), this search engine will generate reliable websites and resources for research. You can even refine your search by selecting for kids or for teens.

Infoplease A comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.

Digital Librarian

Ready Reference Center

World Wide Virtual Library

Library Spot

Write Source Research Links

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