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SMS Research Help Page: Home

This page will help with any citation creating needs.

Search for Sources

Use Destiny Discover to search for physical items in the South IMC.

  • Books (Fiction, Non Fiction, Biography...)

  • Magazines

  • References

  • AV Materials (Playaways and CDs)


Use Sora to search for items in electronic format. Sign in with school username and password.

  • ebooks

  • Audiobooks

Why Do We Cite Sources?

citation reflects all of the information a person would need to locate a particular source. "A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work," (Merriam Webster). 

We need to give credit to the authors of the work that you are using. You don’t want to take information made or created by someone else without citing your sources. 

Where Do I Find Great Sources Online?

Research is NOT, “Hey Google, Solve all my Research Problems!”

  • Love Google, but Google lets almost anyone put things on the internet
  • If you do use Google, you need to ask the HARD QUESTIONS (Who, What, Where...)
  • Why Evaluate Websites when Databases are free and easy to use!

Why Use Databases?

  • Databases are collections of data or information organized for rapid search and retrieval
  • Databases are purchased by the District specifically for student projects.
  • Why Evaluate Websites when Databases are free and easy to use!

Three Ways to Find Databases


Clever has MANY Databases under the Heading "Research/ebooks" in Clever.


Use this page to find links and descriptions of all databases under the Heading "Research" in Clever.

I Found My Sources...Now What?!

Time to Cite Your Sources

NoodleTools icon Noodle Tools is a Citation Maker. 



FIND NoodleTools icon UNDER "RESEARCH/EBOOKS" in Clever.




Use this link for help to Start your project

Use this link to help find citations in Databases

Use this link to learn how to add citations for your Works Cited/Bibliography


View the Video Tutorials on the LEFT SIDE of this page