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Saving and citing articles

Citation tips

  • Use MLA (Modern Language Association) format when citing your sources.  
  • (Author) Langhamer, Claire.  (title of article) “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.”  (name of journal) Historical Journal  (volume and number) 50.1 (year of publication) (2007): (page number) 173-96. (name of database) ProQuest. (the fact you got it online) Web. (date you accessed) 27 May 2009.
  • Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.

Database tips

  • Make sure you use the permalink (not the URL in the omnibox) to save articles for later
  • You can often copy and paste citations at the end of the article into your document

Web search tips

Be sure that you evaluate your sources for authority using the CRAAP test as a guideline:

  • C=Currency --  when was the article written?
  • R=Reliability -- what is the tone of the article?  Scholary? Entertainment?
  • A=Authority -- who wrote the article and why are they an expert?
  • A=Accuracy -- did you find the same info in two different places (triangulation)?
  • P=Purpose -- why was the article written?

Find great resources for your project here!

Science Magazine Search

Your teachers chose five science magazines as good starting places for your research. Search all five here in one box.  You won't find the actual research here, but you will find articles about research.  

Science databases

Search tips

Use Related Terms

Finding and using the right term takes a little bit of work at the beginning, but it gives you a greater number of accurate results

  • buoyant

  • Archimedes’ Principle

  • Archimedes’s Principle

  • more?

Google search tips

Use the following search terms to get educational sites only for authoritative results

  • site:edu buoyancy

  • site:edu buoyant

  • site:edu buoyan*

  • site:edu “Archimedes’ Principle”

  • site:edu foil AND buoyan*