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For 21st Century Skills students at Monterey High School
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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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.


    Write and Cite

    Internet Public Library

    The Internet Public Libary Teenspace provides a complete guide on research and writing


    Hello Students!

    cartoonWelcome 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


    Library Databases

    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
    Earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    Pro and con sources on many major issues.

    Testing & Education Reference Center
    Study guides and practice tests for the CAHSEE, SAT, ACT, etc

    A full list of library databases can be found here.


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    Homework Help

    Homework Help

    Live tutors can help you from 3-10 p.m. daily with homework. Plus you can study for the SATs and other standardized tests, get help with your writing, and more!

    Search Catalog

    Search the Library Catalog for Yourself!

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      Search E-Book Catalog

      Search for More E-Books

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      (You will need a library card to gain access to these books.)


      Link to the Library

      Visit the Library's Link to Us page to add links to your teacher web site or your school's web site



      What is your favorite type of source to use when first starting a research project?

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