Research Tools and Videos
Gale Tutorials - Watch these helpful videos, created by Mrs. Cerruti (CMHS Librarian and Research teacher) to learn how to...
- Find credible sources for your research projects (13:11 mins)
- Conduct a Gale search and use advanced search features (13:18 mins)
- Work with Gale articles (including how to use citation tools) (9:27 mins)
Important Note: The Massachusetts Library System has changed the look of the front page of Gale. The videos are still very relevant, but the initial Gale screens will look different than on the videos.
Citation ToolsHandy 15-page MLA citation guide created by our very own Ms. McInnis, Ms. Gordon, and Ms. Cerruti. This up-to-date guide (latest update October 18, 2022) contains numerous helpful examples.Purdue's Online Writing Lab provides this handy annotated sample research paper to help students understand proper research paper formatting (including header, body, Notes, and Works Cited).The Columbia College Library (Vancouver, Canada) has some great examples on how to cite a primary source.Brings you to the CMHS subscription of Noodle Tools - the handy citation and note-taking tool. You need to create an account to use Noodle Tools. Easiest way to create an account is to create the account while on campus so that Noodle Tools recognizes you as part of the CMHS community.
Big6 Research Process ToolsBig6 Summary - Handy summary that lists the Big6 steps and sub-steps (all on one page).Big6 Research Process Organizer - Organizer to help you manage your research projects.Note-Taking Template - Useful template for taking notes on your sources.Big6 Steps Research Guide - refresher on the Big6 Research Process
Permission to post link granted by site creator, Holly Samuels, Librarian: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Cambridge, MA USA.The Big6 Website
Official Big 6 website by the Big6 creators themselves - Michael B. Eisenbuerg and Robert E. Berkowitz.