Research Tips and Guidelines


Citing Sources and creating Sources Cited Page



Simple templates to use with MLA citing 


Citation Generator

Generates citations in MLA and other formats for your Works Cited Page website with an interactive guide to the research process

FINDS23studentskills.pdf Research skills guide for students from FL Dept of Education :

findsresearchorganizer.pdf FINDS Search Research Organizer

Search-Terms.docx- suggestions for choosing search terms for an effective search engine query

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Also please check Britannica Online encyclopedia and NetTreker search engine for photos and illustrations. Links may be found on IMPORTANT LINKS on the left hand menu of this page. User names and passwords are provided by Mrs. Gibbs

Anti Plagiarism Checklist for Students


How to Write a Book Report

Writing a book report can be a lot of fun. It gives you a chance to read a new book and then tell your teacher and friends what you thought about it.

Here are some of the things you need to include in your book report:

The Book Details -List the name of the book and who wrote it. Why did you choose this book? Did the title sound interesting or was it about something that you like? Describe what made you decide on this book.

The Setting -Where did the story take place? Was it in a city or on a farm? Was it a made-up place or somewhere in outer space? Give a good description of the place with as much detail as possible.

The Characters -Who was the story about? Was there just one main character or were there a few? When you write about the characters, include their names and what they look like.

The Story- What happened in the book? Was there a problem the characters were trying to solve? Were the characters on some sort of an adventure? Describe what happened in the beginning, the middle and the end of the book.

Your Thoughts -Did you like the book? Write a little bit about why you liked or didn't like the book. Talk about how the book made you feel - happy, sad, excited. Would you tell your friends to read this book?

When you're finished writing the report, read it over carefully to make sure everything is spelled correctly. You can ask a grown up to help look for spelling mistakes too.
copied from, Sept. 18, 2014.c