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This Guide is designed to complement the assignment in 9th grade Honors English.

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Kara Boehne
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Databases are the BEST, most RELIABLE sources for research materials available to you as CVHS students.  They are NOT websites--we just use the Web to access them.  Think of these sources as Online Libraries that increase the reference sources available to you exponentially.   Access to these sources is available from school AND from your home computer or mobile devices.  One of the greatest things about these resources is that they cite the articles, videos, and other source types for you!  Just look at the END of the article for the "Source Citation."

Biography in Context

Use Biography in Context to look up reliable information on Amy Tan, Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-Shek, etc.
You'll find sections from reference books, newspapers, journals, and multimedia items like podcasts and video.

World History in Context

Use World History in Context to research any of the topics involving aspects of Chinese culture or society.  You can search broad topics, like "China," and then narrow within the page.  OR, you can search for a specific thing, like "Chinese Marriage."  Think outside the box--and try synonyms and alternative terms.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is the best resource for information about authors and their works, including information on Amy Tan, her writings, and life experiences.

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Google Scholar

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Citations Galore

Use the links below to find citation examples for the many different types of resources you may be using for this (or any!) Research Project:

Research and Documentation Online -- Use the drop-down menu to easily jump to the different types of resources.  They are separated into categories: Print, Online, etc.  This site gives you both the "formula" for the citation as well as real examples.

The OWL at Purdue University -- Use the links on the left side of the home page to navigate to what you're looking for.  You can see examples of papers, Works Cited pages, in-text Citations, and more!