The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Fay School Library
Research Tool Kit

Locate Sources

Locate sources.

Where can I find the information I need?

There are many possible sources of information. Look at the following list and decide which are the best for your project. Enter your sources in EasyBib right away to stay organized.

LIBRARY BOOKS - print and online
Use your keywords to search the Fay School Library Catalog. Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic.

LIBRARY REFERENCE BOOKS - print and online
Use your broader topic keywords to find good reference books using the Fay School Library Catalog. Reference books like subject encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and primary source collections are great resources. Just ask a librarian!

Periodicals are a perfect source for current events, up-to-date professional research, and popular topics. The Fay Library has many databases to chose from:

THE INTERNET - only online
Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Web, so you must evaluate anything you find using a search engine. Let's practice website evaluation here.

Search Terms
Using your concept map or outline, generate keywords to use in searching the library catalog or online sources. When searching the library catalog, take advance of keyword, author, title, and subject search options. You don't need to capitalize any names or use unimportant words like "a," "an," "the," "and," etc.. When searching online, for example, Google, here are tips on How to search on Google?
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