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Information Literacy and Research Links

Our district's collection of research databases. All authenticated (fact-checked) information. Every article has a ready made citation. Free access from LAUSD computers.

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 347 billion archived web pages.
Los Angeles Almanac
A unique online reference work focusing strictly on Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and the county's many other communities.

Technology Tutorials
Help finding the answers and shortcuts to Works, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver and many other popular programs.
Google tips and tricks every student should know.

How To Evaluate Sources

How to Evaluate Sources: A Checklist

How To Research
The Big Six
This website will steer you through the research process if you follow these six steps to approach information problem solving.

A collection of tutorials on how to research from Clark College.
Duke University Research Guide
Research guides from Duke University.

How To Follow The Rules (Copyright Law)
Learn how to paraphrase and when to quote using this information from Duke University.
Everything you wanted to know about Plagiarism, but were afraid to ask, from IRIS at Clark College.

These district forms deal with various types of permission.

How To Cite Your Sources

Citation Machine
Click on MLA then select the appropriate source. An easy to use fill in the blank form will help you create in text citations and a perfect works cited page.
Bibme is an automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting.

Create bibliographies and footnotes using this bibliography maker. Just be sure to use MLA style!

MyBib is an automatic citation creator with a Google Chrome extension that allows you to create, import, and export bibliographies for free.