The Bloomfield Hills High School Media Center program prepares students and staff to become lifelong learners and effective users of ideas and information. It emphasizes enjoyment and appreciation of literature as well as the development of students' ability to effectively interpret information in a variety of formats.
Media Center News:
Check out ebooks and audiobooks through the Overdrive App! The app is available on Google Play and The App Store. You can also visit Overdrive on our web browser on http://bloomfieldhs.lib.overdrive.com. Just log in with your Bloomfield username and password!
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- Online Databases
- Web Links
- Start Researching
- Student Writing Resources
- MLA Format
- Search Engines
- What Should I Read?
- Teacher Resources
Success Steps to Researching
- Get Started
Understand the assignment & its due dates
Relate prior experience and interests
- Choose a Topic
Read about an overview of various topics
What resources do we have available?
Does the topic fit?
- Form a Focus
Explore your topic
- Think of your search term, or Keywords
Words or phrases that should appear in the information you're searching for
The more keywords you can brainstorm, the better your search
Multiple keywords can be used in a search
- Use Boolean operators - AND, OR, NOT
AND = search for all the keywords together
OR = search for either of your keywords
NOT = search for your keywords, but eliminate those that follow NOT
- Narrow or broaden your focus as needed
Formulate a question to guide your research. What are you looking for?
Find articles, books, newspapers, etc.
May need to refine your focus
Organize your notes
Think about a thesis
- Prepare to Write
Finalize your thesis
Weed out information that doesn't fit
Research for any holes
If you're stuck, use the Writing a Research Paper Template
- Write the Paper
Prepare Outline (see "Sample Outline")
Write rough draft
Cite your sources – don't Plagiarize
Have others read it
Revise & PROOFREAD
|The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.|
|This Free File Converter is for students who need to convert their Open Office file to a regular Word Document created in English Lab 101.|
|Use Zamzar to convert your files without having to download software.|
|Turn your essays in toTurnItIn.com in order to plagiarism.|
- Center for Academic Integrity
- Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid it - Indiana State University
- Learn About Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty Flash Game - University of Sydney
- Students Guide to Preventing & Avoiding Plagiarism
ooking for some great reads? Try some of these websites for new books, new ideas or different genres!
|Teen Reads is devoted to bringing teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.|
|Internet Public Library - Teen Space is a wealth of information you might need about books, homework and more.|
|Readers Advice answers the question of "what to read?" or "what should I read next?"|
|Reading Rants features out of the ordinary booklists for teens as well as book review written by teens for teens.|
|Guys Read is a site where books are reviewed by guys for guys.|
|FlamingNet is your source for reviews and recommendations on past, present, and future preteen, teen, and young adult books.|
- Click Here to determine if an item is copyrighted
- Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines from Stanford University
- Copyright Lesson Plans
- Information on Copyright in the Classroom from the University of Maryland University College
- Michigan Education Association
- National Education Association
- National Council of Teachers of English
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Science Teachers Association
- 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon - Thurs
- 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday
- 248.341.5625, 5532 or 5535
- Mrs. Bevier
- You must show your current year Student ID to checkout books
- Take out up to 6 books at once
- 3-week checkout period for books; Overnight for Reference books; 1 week for magazines
- Fines: 10¢ per day for books; 50¢ per day for reference and magazines
- Reserve a book if it's not in!
Things to remember
- Classes in session take priority over individual students
- iPods/MP3 players are ok unless others can hear them!
- Return books to any Media Center staff member
Printing & Copying
- B & W: Single-side=$0.10, Double-sided=$0.12
- Color: Single-side=$0.50, Double-sided=$0.60
- Google Cloud Print & Web Printing: Available for use in-district only. papercut account.