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English 273 - Research Project (Meyer): GBS Big Search


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Tips for Success

Reading for Research:

  • When you see names of experts in the field you are studying and relevant organizations (e.g., academic programs, nonprofits, and government agencies and programs) mentioned or quoted and you think what they're talking about might be helpful for your research, be sure to make a note of them. You can look for more information using the Big Search, in the News Resources and using Google


  • Be sure to make a note of any synonyms and/or related terms or related subjects that you encounter.


  • When you see important statistical data and/or legislation related to your topic, make sure to look closely at the date of the statistical data or legislation.


  • If your statistical data is more than a year old, try to find updated statistics (Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't). *Always* look to see if more recent legislation has passed or has been proposed. 


  • If there is a Bibliography or Additional Resources provided, use them! They are included to help you with your research. 


Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username (ID number only) and password to log in. Use the same username & password you use to log into all other GBS resources (Power School, library lab computers, etc):

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.

**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.


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