Encyclopedias and "Research Starters" (OneSearch) are a great place to start for background research.
Tip: Making sure you understand your topic well before you begin to search for indepth sources saves you time in the long run! One way to do this is to search for a broader topic in the databases below, and then narrow your topic.
If you don't already know exactly what you'd like to research, start broad:
Broad topic examples:
Culturally Relevant Education/Multicultural education
Search here first:
Super Quick Activity (10 minutes)
With a partner, pick a broad topic and do a key word search in either OneSearch or Gale Virtual Research Library. Remember: NO SENTENCES OR LONG PHRASES in the search boxes.
Once you've found an article, find the citation (MLA or APA).
Open a blank Micorsoft Word or Google Doc page. Label it References OR Works Cited.
Cut and paste the citation into your new document.
Email the article(s) to yourselves.