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6th Grade Library: Research Basics

Passwords -- Remember

All of our databases are IP authenticated for on campus use.  

When using the databases from home you will need a password. 

For access to database passwords click here. 

Gale Database Searches


World Almanac for Kids

From home: Use Facts on File/Infobase password for access.

Encyclopedia Britannica


Infobase ebooks

Gale Reference e-Books

Website versus database

Click the image below to understand the difference
between a website and a database

Databases versus websites

Tips for Google Searching

  • Think about your search, what do you really need/want to know? Narrow it down. 
  • Open your results, don't just skim the snippets that appear. Check for an author and a date. Use Contol + F or Command + F to search within the article you open to find your search terms. 
  • Use advanced search options, limit by time, date, file type, language, exact phrases
  • Try these:
  • Try another search engine: Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ask.com

Search Term Success

Research in Context

Biography in Context

EBSCO Discovery Catalog

EBSCO Discovery Service
Limit Your Results

Searching an Online Database

To Wikipedia or Not Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a great way to access more sources, some articles have hundreds of resources and citations