One of the most important aspects of the I-Search Process is how you organize yourself as you conduct your research. Taking a little bit of additional time to get set up will save you an immense amount of frustration later on.
The documents you need are all stored HERE. But each document is also linked individually below. Please click “CONTINUE READING –>” to access those links as well as additional tutorials and resources you may need.
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Search our library catalog to find books we have here at CEHS.
We also have a substantial number of electronic research books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library
all of our databases can be found on the Information sources > For the High School page of the library website. Below are some databases that will help you get started with your world history research today.
Some database tips:
- Always perform an advanced search if possible
- Link multiple keywords using AND, OR, and NOT to help yield more specific results
- Adding an asterisk (*) ad the end of a word will search for all endings of that word. For example searching for sweatshop* will search for both sweatshop AND sweatshops
||Global Issues in Context: Primary and secondary sources focusing on events in World History.
|| NewsBank: USA and International Newspapers–including Portland Press Herald. Also, StatBank & UNConnections.
||MARVEL: Numerous databases & online reference works. Accessing MARVEL at home? Click HERE for help creating a username and password.
We are so excited about Cape AuthorFest in the LLC! Please mark your calendars for:
Saturday, April 11 from 10 am – 2 pm
And come meet: Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Amanda Marrone, Doug Wilhelm, Francisco X. Stork, Jessie Haas, Katie Quirk, Lisa Luedeke, Maria Testa, Martha Freeman, Mary Cerullo, Michael J. Daley, Michele Barker, Padma Venkatraman, Sarah L. Thomson and so many more!
There is a cart of books available for you to use in the library. We also have a number of digital resources available.
The library databases can be found HERE. Or by clicking Information Sources > For the High School in the CEHS Library website menu.
Databases are available at home by using the passwords provided on the database page of the library website. You will need to log in with your school email account to see the list.
When searching a database it is a good idea to start with an advanced search. Advanced searches allow you to customize your search in a way that is not possible with a basic search. You can add multiple search terms and limit your results by year published with an advanced search.
Database searching is a bit different than using a search engine. Click the image to the left for some database searching tips.
Keep a list of the keywords and combinations of keywords you search. Take note of the ones your are the most successful with and reuse these in different databases. This will help streamline your research.
Search our library CATALOG to find books available here at CEHS.
Keyword searches will be the most helpful at this early stage in your research.
If you cannot find a relevant title that is owned by the CEHS Library and Learning Commons you can inter-library loan a title from the University of Maine System. A link to the UMaine library catalog can be found HERE.
Don’t forget about the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This is a virtual library of research books owned by CEHS. These books can be read online or downloaded to your iPad for digital note taking.
Congratulations to the 2015 CEMS Spelling Bee Champion Raina Sparks (pictured right) and Runner Up, Lila Gaudrault (pictured left). Good luck to both competitors as they prepare for the County-Wide Spelling Bee at Falmouth Middle School on February 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm.