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Lincoln Middle School Library: Scientists Who Changed the World

152 Jenckes Hill Road

Introduction

Use these sources to learn about the Big 6 Research Process and to find information about your scientist. 

World Book Student

Click below for World Book Online!

 

Citing World Book Student

World Book (online subscription database)

Type your scientist’s name to find an article about him or her. To cite an article from World Book Student, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “How to cite this article”. Write the MLA citation in the box on your graphic organizer.

LMS Catalog

Click below to access the LMS Library Online Catalog! 

Citing a Book

Citing a Book

If you use a print book to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Write the citation directly onto your graphic organizer. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Author's Last name, First name. Title of book in italics. City where the book was published:  The name of the publisher, Year of publication. 

EXAMPLE:

Zannos, Susan. Linus Pauling and the Chemical Bond. Bear, Delaware: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2004. 

 

Research in Context

This database was created specifically for middle school students. It contains age-appropriate videos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, primary sources and more! 

Citing Research in Context

Citing Research in Context 

To cite an article from Research in Context, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the MLA citation. 

Citing an Encyclopedia

Citing an Encyclopedia Article

If you use a print encyclopedia to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Write the citation directly onto your graphic organizer. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Author's (or editor if no author) Last name, First name. “Article Title.”  Title of Encyclopedia in italics. Year of publication (copyright date). 

EXAMPLES:

Saari, Peggy and Stephen Allison, editors. “Linus Pauling.” Scientists: The Lives and Works of 150 Scientists. 1996.

Kobasa, Paul A., editor. “Pauling, Linus Carl.” World Book’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists. 2006.

Big 6 Introduction