Diamond BarHigh School

Freshman Orientation — Fri, Aug 11                 First Day Of School — Mon, Aug 14

IB Lib Guide

Places to get information
     Has access to Proquest database along with a variety of books in a number of different subject matters.
     Provides access to a variety of databases including the LA Times and a variety of books in various subject  matters.
     Has a large selection of databases and an extensive collection of books for research.
     Provides an internet search of scholarly sources.
     Online record of all US Federal government documents.  This includes artwork, statistics, survey data, manuscripts, and much more.
   Largest library in the world and is the main research facility for Congress.  It is also home of the U.S. Patent Office.  Some of the documents they house include, photographs, recordings, maps, and manuscripts.     
     Audio programs produced by University of California on topics that relate to science.  Topics can range from interviews with professionals, to public health topics, medicine, agriculture, and the environment.
     Access to free articles and reports in science related fields.  Also features access to congressional reports and informational pamphlets.
     Database of science related articles, mainly biomedical research.
 
Classification Systems
Library of Congress (academic libraries)
 
Dewey Decimal System (school and public libraries)
 
Citation Guides
 APA (Science)
Chicago/Turabian (History)
MLA (English & Foreign Language)
        
Ways to stay organized
     Organizes online information.
     Citation generator
 
Ideas
     Gives tips on writing a research paper.
     Santa Monica College research paper ideas with links to websites related to each topic.
     Series of short videos on hundreds on different topics created by educators and illustrated by artists.
 
 
Searching Tips
     Explains how Boolean Operators work.
     Google help page that explains the various symbols one can use in Google to search with.