Effective Searching and Citing Your Sources
Use this form to search and cite a source from the LAUSD Digital Library.
Names of Group Members *
Write a sentence about a topic you would like to explore. *
If possible, pick a topic you have studied in your class.
Pull out the key words and phrases in the sentence above and list them: *
Expand the list with related terms and synonyms. *
Type them in a list below:
Are there any smaller categories that might lead you to information? *
Type them in a list below:
Are there any larger categories that might lead you to information? *
Type them in a list below:
Now you have a list of key words and phrases to begin searching for information. Choose a database from the Digital Library that you would like to use to find an article. *
List the database you are using below:
Search trying your different key words until you find a resource you find useful. Which key word (s) or phrases did you use to find the resource you like?? *
If you used a Boolean operator (AND, NOT, OR), be sure to include that. Type it below:
Use the citation tool of for database you are using to create an MLA citation. THEN save the article to your Google Drive OR email it to your group members. *
Copy and paste your generated citation below:
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