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Welcome to our Research page for Magnolia Junior High.  This Research page is designed to help teachers and students locate information on a specific topic of interest. In addition, the page will provide you with links to help you organize, create, and publish your final product in a variety of ways. 
 
RESEARCHING
 
Gale is passionate about providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to enable learning and promote information discovery. What’s your passion? Whether it’s enabling faculty scholarship, improving outcomes in the classroom, or becoming an even more integral part of your community, Gale is here to help you achieve your goals and make users passionate about libraries.
 
 
MackinVIA is a cross-platform digital resource system providing easy access to eBooks, audiobooks,  databases, videoes, and more! With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all of their digital resources. Further, MackinVIA allows simultaneous, unlimited access
to multiple users and is mobile friendly.
 
Destiny Library Catalog: https://goo.gl/1BqFmR
 
Destiny Library Manager is a complete library management system that can be accessed from anywhere, 24/7, helping to strengthen the crucial bond between the library, the classroom, and home. The system allows students to locate available resources housed in our MJH library. 
 
Discovery Education for Students: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
 
Discovery Education offers free online resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Take a look at the interactive games, contests, videos, and virtual labs designed to help you dive deeper into a topic. 
 
 

ORGANIZING & CITING

Citation Machine: http://www.citationmachine.net/

Citation Machine helps students properly credit the information they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to because someday the information that someone else wants to use will be yours!

EasyBib Bibliography Creator for Google Docs:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easybib-bibliography-crea/dnhomniofbmbomomggjpkakilbbgfkhc?hl=en

 

The Bibliography Creator by EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Formats citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago style. When your finished creating your bibliography, click Generate Bibliography and we'll alphabetize your citations and add them to the end of your paper.

 

Evernote: https://evernote.com/?var=c

 

Collect, nurture, and share ideas across desktop and mobile platforms with Evernote. Your thoughts are always with you, always accessible, always in sync.

 

Scrible: http://www.scrible.com/

A free service that offers a set of tools for highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking webpages. Scrible offers browser bookmarklets for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. With the Scrible bookmarklet installed, anytime you're on a page just click the bookmarklet to launch a menu of bookmarking tools. The Scrible tool set includes highlighters, sticky notes, and font change tools. When you annotate and bookmark a page in Scrible it is saved as it appeared to you when you were done altering it. Students can get a free Scrible account that has double the storage capacity of the standard free account!

PRESENTING

WEB 2.0 Cool Tools for Schools: http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation+Tools

A collaborative collection of digital tools to help you present your research findings. Create a video, a collage, a slide presetation, and more to display your topic and information to present or share with your peers and teachers!

Glogster: https://www.glogster.com

Glogster lets you create online multimedia posters. Combine all kinds of media on one page and create fantastic posters that really tell the story.You can choose the free version or purchase a subscription for more features.  Students can then create posters, called glogs, that include images, videos, audio and other interactive elements to help present their information.

Art Skills: http://www.artskills.com/

Art Skills is known for its art supply products, but it also offers a free online poster maker.  Use the poster maker to create posters that stand out.  Included with the poster maker are digital versions of many of Art Skills actual poster making products.  When finished, share your poster online, download and print it or buy a professionally printed copy. In addition, you can fins some great poster ideas for your next project!!

 

 

 

Kizoa: http://www.kizoa.com/

Kizoa is a tool for creating photo and video slideshows and collages. The different image editors allow you to add filters and special effects to photos and videos. You also have the ability to add music to enhance the presentation.