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    Mt. Uncanoonuc, Goffstown, NH

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At MVMS we focus on teaching students how to successfully research information for their class assignments and projects. Here are 5 steps to take to be successful at researching.

  1. Use Databases to Search for Information
  2. Evaluate Websites
  3. Detect Fake News
  4. Cite Your Sources
  5. Avoid Plagiarism and Be Aware of Copyright Laws

Please click the read more button for resources to teach you how to use these 5 steps successful research.

Step 1: Use Databases

The Information Center at MVMS has paid subscriptions to various databases. These databases contain articles, videos, journals, and other resources to help middle school students with the research process. Some of the databases also have built in tools to change the reading level, create citation list, and more. Here is a list with links to the current database subscriptions at MVMS:

Gale Research in Context

Gale Biography in Context

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Today's Science

Britannica Host

EBSCOHost

Discovery Education

These databases have usernames and passwords that are unique to MVMS. For security purposes, please stop by the Information Center to ask us what the login credentials are. We will be more than happy to help you. If you are a parent of a student at MVMS, please feel free to contact our Library Media Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and she will be able to help you.


Step 2: Evaluate Websites

When using websites for information during the resource process, it is very important to take the time to evaluate the source before you use it. There are two recommended methods for evaluating websites: The 5 W's of Website Evaluation and The C.R.A.P Test for Website Evaluation.

The 5 W's of Website Evaluation:

Who, What, Where, When, Why

Click here to download a 5W's Poster Created by Kathy Schrock.

The C.R.A.P. Test

Credibility, Reliability, Authority, Purpose/Point of View

Click here to learn more about the C.R.A.P. Test.


Step 3: Detect Fake News (for current events assignments)

When looking online for information for research and/or for current events, it is very important that you take the time to evaluate the sites and the information before using it. Here are some quick tips for spotting fake news:

  • Consider the source
  • Check the author
  • Check the date
  • Check your biases
  • Is it a joke?
  • Do they list supporting sources showing where they got their information?
  • Can you find the same information on another website?

Tips for Spotting Fake News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Jennifer LaGarde for creating this info-graphic. Click here to see her post for more information.

How to Spot Fake News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to The International Federation of Library Associations. Click here to see the post for more information.

If you are looking for a current event, try some of these sites:


Step 4: Cite Your Sources

Resources Coming Soon!


Step 5: Avoid Plagiarism and Be Aware of Copyright Information

Resources Coming Soon!


 

Volunteer Fingerprinting

FingerprintSAU #19 continues to host fingerprinting opportunities throughout the school year on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteers do not need to make an appointment during these open times, just check in with the receptionist at the SAU office. You will need a photo identification and a personal check or money order for $20.75 made payable to State of NH - Criminal Records (which per-Goffstown policy can be reimbursed once you document five hours of volunteer time). Cash payment will no longer be accepted.

Bus Routes

BusThe Goffstown Truck Center has provided Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 School Year. Please review these routes carefully, as they may have changed from previous years. If you have questions about these routes, please contact the Goffstown Truck Center at 497-3111.