Students of Mrs. Demarinis

Hello, Students!  Here you will find what you need for your Saints Research Project for Mrs. Demarinis.

It's tempting to just Google your saint, but you'll get better (and verified) results if you use these sources:

Please use Catholic Online as the main source for your project.

You may also find the following sources helpful:

Instructions: To access each of the following databases for research, you must use our school's username and password.  For more information, or help with databases, please see Mrs. Parker-Haas in the library.

USERNAME: jfkchs
PASSWORD: lancers

Gale Databses  Do a search for your saint in the Power Search bar.  You will need to log in with the password "lancers."  On these databases, if you find an article, you can choose "cite" and copy/paste your citation.  You can also login to the Gale Databases with your Office 365 login and save articles to a folder on One Drive.

History Study Center Do a search for your saint in the search bar at the top, or you can narrow your search by looking in "journals" or "historical documents."
SIRS Discoverer This is a general research database.  Once you log in, you can do a general search, or you can click on the "people" icon and do a search there.  Once results have been returned, you can narrow down your search by clicking on the Lexile or grade level (you don't need first grade sources!) and source type (magazine, newspaper, website, etc).  If you choose an article from SIRS, you can click "cite" and copy the MLA-format bibliography to put on your source list!

And don't forget about books!  Check our online catalog to see what books we have on your saint. 

Now that you have your sources, even if you just used Catholic Online, you have to cite them or it's considered plagiarism.  You don't want to do all that work for nothing!  If you didn't use a source that had the option to automatically create a source listing, go to one of these:
  1. EasyBib can help you cite your sources easily. 
  2. The OWL at Purdue University for the best, and most up-to-date information on MLA format.

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