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Midkiff Online Resources: Research Help

Research Process

Evaluate Your Sources

Use The C.R.A.A.P. Test

  Turn It In! - Plagiarism Checker

Taking Notes

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Watch this video to get a good idea of the differences between primary and secondary sources.

Hartness Library, producer. Primary vs. Secondary Sources. YouTube, Vermont Tech, 2017,

Research Starters

Go to KS Connect's Library Link for the usernames and passwords for all our digital resources.

  Encyclopedia Britannica - Start your research here - Encyclopedia with up-to-date general information on every topic

  Research database containing over 100,000 encyclopedia, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, primary sources, government documents, photos, etc.

Donʻt Forget Your Citation

Most, if not all digital resources/databases will create bibliographic citations for you in a variety of citation formats, including MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, etc.  Look for the cite tool icons, usually above an article or on the right or left side tool bars, such as the images below.


Websites are more tricky to cite.  Try these citation generators to create website citations.

NoodleTools Express Tutorial

  Noodle Tools Express