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Oregon Trail Middle School: Research Resources

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RESEARCH SITES

Olathe Student Resources Page 

  • Library Catalog – Choose > Oregon Trail
  • Databases – Select MyLibrary > Library Databases
    • Choose from:
      • World Book Online
      • Encyclopedia Britannica
      • ABC-CLIO
      • EBSCO – contains:
        • Explora
        • History Reference Center
        • Literary Reference Center
        • NoveList Plus
        • Student Research Center
        • And more
  • Information Resources
    • Links to helpful homework help and research sites on the web        

***The Student Resource Page is also available on student iPads by taping the PowerUp icon on the Home screen.                  

OTHER RESEARCH SITES

PHOTO SOURCES

Using Images and Copyright Rules:

It is very important to use photos from sources that give you permission to reproduce them.

When you use these sites, check licensing and use rules. You have to be the most careful when you use a photo in a website or blog, or for commercial purposes. Each site and artist has his/her own rules. Most are happy for students to use work in school projects.

In addition, you should always cite the photo source information, just as you would cite information from a research source.

Always give credit where credit is due for any creative or scholarly work from which you take information or pictures.

CITATIONS

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. This resource is provided as free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students will find information to assist with many writing projects.

MUSIC SOURCES

It is very important to use music from sources that give you permission to include them in projects. If you decide to use a song clip from a CD or mp3 you own, you can only use up to 10% of it or less than 30 seconds. Some sources indicate it is only 10-15 seconds. Over that amount is considered a copyright violation, unless you request permission from the song artist or publisher.

When you use these sites, check licensing and use rules. You have to be the most careful when you use music in a website or blog, or for commercial purposes. Each site and artist has his/her own rules. Most are happy for students to use work in school projects.

In addition, you should always cite the music source information, just as you would cite information from a research source.

Always give credit where credit is due for any creative or scholarly work from which you take information, pictures, or music.