Using This LibGuide
This is your homepage for your research on social issues. On the left you'll see links to all the databases we discussed in class that should contain information on your topic. Remember, usernames and passwords are listed on p. 154 of your assignment notebook.
In the box below, you'll see links to the online catalog where you can look for books we have on your topic. From the Researcher homepage, you can either search for your topic or go to Assignment Links and find the Disasters list to access all the books that have been put on the reserve cart. That's why most of the books that look good will say OUT. Don't worry -- they're OUT for you!
Along the top of this page, you'll see tabs. That's where you'll get access to the links your librarians and teachers have found for you to speed up Step 3 of the research process. Your topics are sorted by category: Fires, Volcanoes, Floods, Nuclear, At Sea. For example, you'll find both the Titanic and the Lusitania under the At Sea tab. Be sure to look through all those links before searching the web on your own.
And speaking of Googling, be sure to use our subscription search service, Nettekker, first. The folks there have screened sites for popular research topics, so you won't be sifting through millions of hits.
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY RESEARCHING!
JJHS Online Catalog
See what books we have on your topic in our school's collection by searching the list created for you in Atriuum. Click on theVisual tab and look for the Class Assignments icon which will lead you to the Disasters list. Or, simply enter your topic in the search box; be sure to sort by call number to put the nonfiction books on top.
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Public Library Links
Your public library has LOTS of great resources for you, so be sure to take advantage of them!
Here are some tools to help you with your Works Cited. Be sure to ask for help if you're unsure of how to categorize what you're citing or where to find the information you need.