Questia and JSTOR instructions and information by shitingting


									                   Resources              For       Research - 2012
Learning Tools --

       eLibrary Curriculum and SIRS databases (Proquest products) – automatic entry while on school
            o At home use:
                        Username – palmbeach
                        Password – palmbeach

       Gale databases – automatic entry while on the school network.
            o Offsite code to log in – palmbeach

       Don’t forget about ‘Ask a Librarian’ for research help.
           o Connect to it from the Learning Tools link above
           o Available via live chat:
                        Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to midnight
                        Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                           JSTOR –   What is JSTOR?
       A full-text online archive of journals and other scholarly
            content covering a wide variety of disciplines.
                                    Instructions for New Users
 To set up access to JSTOR from anywhere, click this link:
 - You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page. Click on the "Register" link to
go to the MyJSTOR Registration page.
 - Complete the required fields to register a unique username and password. A unique email
address is required, but the email address may be of any type (Gmail, Hotmail, a school-issued
account, etc.)
 - Click "Submit" to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page,
where you may use JSTOR as usual.

               Instructions for Users Who Already Have MyJSTOR Accounts
To activate your personal MyJSTOR account for access to JSTOR from anywhere, click this
 -You will be directed to a Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
 -Enter your username and password in the Login fields, and click the “Login” button
 -Your account is now activated for access to JSTOR from anywhere.
Questia –

      The world's largest online collection of complete books, journals and articles, searchable by word,
       phrase, title, author, or subject
      Scholarly, high-quality books and journal articles from over 300 acclaimed publishers in the
       humanities and social sciences
      Unlimited use of the books and articles in the collection no matter how many others are reading the
       same materials (No book is ever checked out!)
      Tools to write notes in the margins and highlight passages as if you were working with actual
       physical books
      Easy-to-use tools to create footnotes and bibliographies (Never struggle with another bibliography!)
      Hyperlinking of footnotes and bibliographies across titles for instant access to other related titles
      State-of-the-art customer service
      Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (The library is never closed)

How to access Questia:
    Username – shs plus your student ID – example: shs1234567
    Password - student ID plus shs – example 1234567shs
    Change your password after setting up your own account

Bibliography Help – MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian styles
           o Create a personal ID
           o An account linked to a school or library subscription
           o Username – suncoast
           o Password - chargers

your internet librarian

“Bringing quality content on the Web to the fore, and teaching users how to
find & evaluate credible information within the vastness of the Internet.”
    Open access journals
    Statistics
    How to cite sources
    Research beyond google
    Web site creditibility

Edline -
     Magnet Programs
     IB
     Extended Essay folder
Encyclopedias are a good place to start if you are having trouble finding sources. Look at the authors of
the article in a good quality encyclopedia like Britannica and then go seek
scholarly work by them in other databases.
Note: Extended Essays must not include any encyclopedia in the bibliography/works cited.

     Palm Beach County Library System -
     West Palm Beach Public Library
     Local University libraries
          o FAU -
          o PBSC -

Perdue Online Writing Lab

Library of Congress

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