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NEW Utah History Web site


This page contains information and links that may help you with your research needs, whether for school projects and assignments or for something personal.
World Book Web
Includes the following products: World Book Student, Living Green, Early Peoples, Inventions and Discoveries, Dramatic Learning, World Book Advanced & World Book Discover and several others

Internet Detective

Teaches you how to perform Internet research and how to evaluate a site’s credibility.

Web Site Evaluation guide
Scam, hoax, or urban legend?

Domain Tools

Shows who has registered a Web site. information that is helpful in determining objectivity.

Citation Machine

Helps you create your bibliography page for research papers, in either MLA or APA form.

OSLIS Citation Maker
Oregon School Library Information System another source for creating citations in MLA & APA form.

Four NETS for Better Searching

Tips for improving your search technique

Can't find what you are looking for in the OHMS library collection?
Check out the Salt Lake County Library's catalog for a much larger selection at the link below.
SLCo Library Books






Center for Disease Control and prevention (cdc)

Fruit & Vegetable recipes

USDA Nutrient Database
USDA Recipe Finder

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

Choose My Plate

OHMS uses the Big Six research method to guide students through the research process. In fact, this is the core Library Media curriculum for all 7th- through 12th-graders. Click above to find more information about the steps, the Library media core, and related lessons.

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Copyright Basics

Sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Frequently Asked questions answred by CyberBee

Evaluate What You Find

Research Links

DPLA - Digital Public Library of America


Click here for a powerpoint presentation about plagiarism.

Take a quick test to see how aware you are of plagiarising by clicking here* Question 5 does not apply, but pay close attention to questions 1 - 4.

*Place, E., Kendall, M., Hiom, D., Booth, H., Ayres, P., Manuel, A., Smith, P. (2006) "Internet Detective: Wise up to the Web", 3rd edition, Intute Virtual Training Suite, [online]. Available from: http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/

Before there was the internet, we had books -- and we still do! Don't overlook the library's collection as a great place to find good sources.

Links to online news and current events:

Links to online articles and pre-selected web sites:
  • Pioneer Utah's Online Library
  • ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).
  • VirtualLRC index to thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects!

Links to search engines:

Other helpful links:

  • Research Paper Organizer provides an organizer and other Big6 research guides from St. Andrew's Episcopal Upper School Library.