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The Right Way to Use Wikipedia
Who uses Wikipedia? Be honest, we don't judge. Wikipedia can be a great resource to get your feet wet in a topic you know nothing about. However, Wikipedia should never be the resource you quote from. Here is the right way to use Wikipedia for your research purposes.
How to Conduct Effective Research
Here is a great suggested guideline on how to go about conducting your research for projects, papers, articles, etc.
Welcome 21st Century Skills students to your all-in-one guide to resources available at the Monterey Public Library. Should you ever be in the Library (or online, near a phone, or within shouting distance), come talk to any of our staff and we'll help out with your research, recommend things you might like, or just get you set up with free stuff.
Why You Shouldn't Eat in the Library
We all get on you about this. We don't want you snacking out, but we never really told you why, because these guys are going to tell you for us!
Bibliography and Citation Info
Don't get in trouble for plagiarizing! Cite your sources!
Get recent and relevant research for your project with these Library Databases. Use your Library card # and PIN to login if you are not at the Library.
|General One File
Millions of articles on nearly any topic.
Science In Context
|Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Pro and con sources on many major issues.
Testing & Education Reference Center
A full list of library databases can be found here.
How to Evaluate a Web Site
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Search E-Book Catalog
Search for More E-Books
(You will need a library card to gain access to these books.)