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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

Who was William Shakespeare and how did he become one of the most popular and influential authors of all time?

    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Be creative
    • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!

      Assignment Specifics

      What is the best way to communicate the information? Would a PowerPoint slideshow or a Prezi presentation convey your message/information best?

      Presentation Tools

      How To sheets are below :)

      • Animoto
        Create videos from your photos, video clips, words and music
      • Make Beliefs Comix
        Free web tool to create, print and email original comic strips.
      • Poll Everywhere
        Free web tool that uses mobile phones, Twitter and the web to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print.

      • Prezi
        Make your presentations ZOOM
      • Tagxedo
        Create word clouds
      • Voki
        A free text-to-speech language tool in over 25 languages to create online lesson plans.
      • Wordle
        Create word clouds


      Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


      Student Resources in Context (Gale/Cengage)


      E-books (GVRL)


      Print Resources: Destiny

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      Destiny Library Catalog

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      • Select Catalog tab



      Free Online Resources

      Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

      • Who is providing the information?
      • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
      • What is the purpose of the site?
      • When was the site last updated?
      • What is the possible bias?


      When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

      Be responsible.

      Be honest.

      Show integrity.


      Record Bibliographic Information

      Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

      • Author/creator
      • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
      • Page number
      • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
      • Publication date
      • Name of subscription database (if used)
      • Format (web, print)
      • Date of access (if found online)


      • NoodleTools
        NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

      Citation Resources


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