Always begin with the online encyclopedia databases at NCWISEOwl. Choose Brittanica or Kids InfoBits (make sure you choose an encyclopedia article)
Other useful, trustworthy sites:
National Human Genome Research Institute
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Genetic Disease Foundation
You will also want to look up your specific disorder. When using Google look for quality web sites. Ask the following of each web site:
1. Should you use Wikipedia? (Hint: Not as a reference.)
2. Is the site current? (You want current info b/c medicine changes.)
3. Who is the author or organization that created the site? Is this person an expert? Is it a trusted organization?
4. What is the purpose of the site? To educate? To sell? To persuade?
How do I take notes?
Use the source note sheets provided to you to organize your notes with your sources. When researching and taking notes:
1. Read the information.
2. Determine what you need and write it down. Do NOT copy and paste. That is plagiarism.
3. Write in bullets or short phrases.
4. Use abbreviations when you can.
5. Keep your sources and information organized. Source Sheets are a great way to do that.
How do I create a Works Cited Page?
A Works Cited page gives credit to all of the sources you have used for your research. It prevents plagiarism and shows others that you used reliable, credible sources to support your work.
Choose MLA 8
Choose the type of source you are citing (web site, interview, etc.)
After getting all of your citations together, organize them in alphabetical order by author last name (title if no author) on a
Works Cited page.
This is the last page of your document.
Example of a Works Cited page
How to format a Works Cited Page in Google Docs