Research Season @ DRRHS!

Quick tips to help your students research like a boss.


One of the most effective tools I encourage teachers to take advantage of is a project-specific guide. All I need is a brief overview of the project or assignment and any materials you would like your students to be able to access. I will create a web site tailored to the needs of the students. And there's more...I am happy to follow-up with a face-to-face instructional session to introduce the resources and/or reinforce any skills you may want taught throughout the course of the project. Click on one of the project guides below to see what could be yours!!


Are your students feeling overwhelmed with multiple research sources? Are they sick and tired of failing miserably at spacing and indenting just right? Well, look no further...let EasyBib or NoodleTools help make their lives (and yours) MUCH easier. Both are very easy and intuitive tools and create beautifully-formatted documents that students can print and turn in with their papers.

*If you would like to schedule a class in the library to learn more about creating works cited using one of these tools, please contact me!


We all agree, Google is great, right? While it is important to incorporate web searching into the student research process, it is equally important for us to consider alternatives to Google and other popular search engines. I recently read an article in "American Libraries" called "Going Beyond Google Again: strategies for using and teaching the Invisible Web." For some great Google alternatives, please visit my "Going Beyond Google" Pinterest board and think about incorporating some of these tools into your students' research.


Brought to you by Purdue University, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an amazing resource to support students with anything from MLA and APA format to understanding the differences between paraphrasing, summarizing, and plagiarism. Check it out @


Attention teachers! I am excited to share with you a wonderful summer opportunity (available for graduate credit) taking place at URI's Providence campus July 13-18. I plan to attend and will be presenting a couple of workshops and encourage you to do the same!

*For details, please visit the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy site.


Do you have questions about any of these tools or resources? Do you want to collaborate with me or, even better, put me to work? Please contact me ... teachers are my favorite.