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Amsterdam College in the HS

A research guide for Amsterdam's College in the High School students.

Brainstorm a Topic?

people communicating via many mediaThe research process starts with an idea. That idea leads to another idea,  and another, and another.  It's called brainstorming - gathering what you already know, what you want to know and what you might need to know in one spot. There's no rules and no grades for this part of the research process, just thinking! Click the image at the right or just start brainstorming here!

Need more help brainstorming? Watch this video for inspiration and ideas.

Focus Your Search. Find:

What's a database? Click here to find outYour task is to find and incorporate what others have written about your topic or subject. Use the library's databases to find information to incorporate into your project. This information will be your secondary sources. Remember, your ideas matter the most!

Click image at right to find out more about databases!

eBook CentralThe Evans Library offers ebooks from eBook Central.
Use eBook Central by clicking here.

Need help getting started? Use the Quick Start Guide  or the Quick Start Video.

eBooks are also available in a variety of other ways through the Evans Library and on the internet.  Use the links below to find more eBooks.

Click the links below to find books on your topic.

Evans Library - books on our shelves

Public Libraries - books from libraries in area public libraries

WorldCat - books from libraries all over the world.

Interlibrary Loan - request books and materials from other libraries.

If you need help remember to ask a librarian.