Research/ Resources/ Referencing
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." -Ben Franklin
"I can shake off everything as I write. My sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." - Anne Frank
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it." - Jack London
(And to add a little humor)
"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up." -Lenny Bruce
- Through Ding http://vle.discovery.edu.hk/course/view.php?id=2327
- Through the DC website http://www.discovery.edu.hk/cms/index.php/en/curriculum-information/library
Oliver is the library OPAC, which allows you to search the catalogue of print resources available in the library.
Online Resources allows you to access a variety of research databases and digital magazines, to which our school subscribes.
Recommended Online Resources for the Personal Project
- Log in (network username and password)
- Choose MYP &DP Resources tab
- Search by subject area category or scroll down through the categories to find what you are looking for.
- Some databases will require usernames/passwords, which are provided with the link.
Questia is an amazing research tool featuring excellent resources (books, magazines, newspapers, journals) on a range of topics. You can also organise all your sources under different projects, take and highlight notes, create and save citations. All Year 11-13 students have free access.
GIC includes an excellent range of sources (newspapers, magazines, journals, images, videos, podcasts) covering a wide variety of contemporary issues and topics. Like Questia, there are many research tools that you can use to simplify the whole process.
WiseSearch is a Chinese and English language database of published information (eg. newspapers, magazines, government information) from HK, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. Can only be accessed at school, through the online database link.
EasyBib is your number one referencing tool. It's all you need to create and organise your citations and bibliographies. It can also be used as an online search engine, to plan your essay and organise your notes, and to evaluate your sources. You can access Easybib directly through your school email.
ABC Clio databases are aimed more towards the Humanities. Issues, World at War, World History: the Modern Era and World Religions can all be accessed through the same page.
HK Public Libraries
It is definitely worth getting a HK Public Library card so that you have free access to a variety of electronic resources (information databases, eBooks, digital collections). Check it out!