PreCalculus Honors – Math Research Project
After reading your article, think about words, phrases, concepts, etc. that apply to your topic. These terms will be your KEY WORDS. You will use these to search databases, books and search engines for information about your topic.
When searching in a database or a search engine utilize AND, OR, and NOT functions to combine key words. Also, when searching a database, look for suggested search words or topics within the database results.
When using databases, look around the results page to investigate other suggested topics or search terms.
Encyclopedia Britannica - General encyclopedia, websites, magazines, primary sources, video clips
Science Online Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments
Wolfram MathWorld - extensive mathematics resource
Kahn Academy - thousands of videos of math, science and humanities.
When searching online, limit your search results to .gov or .edu sites; for exmple: hexaflexagon site:.edu
Use the catalog to find books. Consider searching under mathematics or a particular branch of this subject. Select the Keyword button for results. Look in the index or table of contents using your key terms to find information about your subject that may relate to your topic.
Citing Sources - St. Ignatius Citation Resource Page
Purdue Owl - Purdue University Citation Resource
Wilsey Library databases provide citation information. Check to be sure that the format is correct.