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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

Research a HERO or HEROINE of your choice, looking for details to include in an invocation you will compose.

What are the qualities of a hero? Heroine?

What did he or she say that is evidence of an heroic quality?

What did he or she do that is evidence of an heroic quality?


Assignment Specifics

What is the best way to communicate the information via an invocation?

What information should be included?  What should NOT be included?

What criteria will be used to assess the assignment?

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!


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


    Biography in Context (Gale)


    Print Resources: Destiny

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    Free Online Resources

    When using a website, 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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