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7th Grade Biography Project: Evaluating Online Sources

AskRI.org

Check out AskRI.org for access to resources to supplement your biography. Click here for access to EBSCO's database for middle schoolers. HINT: to narrow your search down to only biographies, enter your search term, click "search", then check off "biographies" under source types.

WebPath Express

Don't forget to check out WebPath Express on the catalogue page!

 

World Book Student

World Book Inventions & Discoveries

Biography.com

Check out Biography.com!

 

Beware, Googlers!

"Google is not a synonym for research." -Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

The internet can be a great place to gather credible information! In fact, the sources on this page are excellent spots to gather trustworthy information. However, researching using only search engines like Google, can turn up some extrememly unreliable websites! If you want to become a sucessful researcher, you must know how to evaluate websites.

Test Your Online Sources

Unsure if a website is credible? Look at these 5 key elements:

Ask yourself these questions!

OR use the graphic organizer below to help you!

Helpful Hint:

When searching the internet, try to use only .edu, .gov, or .org websites. Websites ending with .com can be reputable sources sometimes, but should ALWAYS be carefully evaluated.

For more information, check out this video.

As you are researching...

Use this graphic organizer to target your research and organize your thoughts!

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Discovery Education

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