CCHS Research Tools

CCHS Library Media Center 2022-2023

Steps in a Research Project

“Research is something that everyone can do, and everyone ought to do. It is simply collecting information and thinking systematically about it.”

~ Raewyn Connell

Steps to Success

  • Start with a question, topic, or idea. Maybe your teacher has assigned the topic.
  • Make a list of questions about the topic. What do you need to find out? This is where you write down the things or questions you do not know.
  • Make a list of keywords based on your question.
  • Login to NC Ed Cloud with your student ID and password.
  • If you do not know anything about your topic- First, try Britannica encyclopedia. Next, try Ebsco Explora next. If that does not give you any information, go to Wikipedia is fine to use if the article you find has references.
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  • Login to NC Ed Cloud with your student ID and password.
  • Select the Britannica icon.
  • Enter keywords in the "Search" bubble in the upper right corner for your topic.
  • Britannica has information on lots of different topics, along with images and videos.

  • It is very easy to create citations on the articles, images and videos.

  • Britannica can read aloud the article, translate it into other languages, and you can increase the font size. T

  • The authors of encyclopedia articles work for that specific encyclopedia and are considered an expert in their field.

Ebsco Databases

Ebsco is a collection of different sites and databases.





Point of View

Literary Analysis


Newspaper and Magazine articles

If you have a question or need assistance, email Ms. Blades or get an eHall pass for the library.