Talk to Ms. Dalbec if you need extra help finding sources.

For your travel guide:
Matsofan, 2008.

you will want to investigate the lives of the people living in your assigned country. Help future visitors gain a sense of what life is like for the people in this country. Consider the following PRIMESfleas:
  • politics
  • religion
  • intellectual/technology
  • military
  • economy
  • family
  • language
  • education
  • arts
  • social structure

Reference materials

This is the place to start any research project.
Encyclopaedia Britannica


books.jpgNon-fiction books about this topic are found in various sections of the library. To start look in Destiny(our online catalog) and search for the city and country that you are researching.


Student Passwords:You will need these in order to access any of the databases from home. Click on link and then log into your student google account.

Internet sites

  • CIA- World Factbook a governmental source that offers information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
  • National Geographic
  • Refseek is another search engine (more academic than google) that you can use for searching websites.
  • CBC or the BBC the governmental broadcasting channels for Canada and Britain.
  • NPR- American National Public Radio.

Evaluating Websites How-To and examples:

When deciding if a website useful to you think about the following: Who wrote the article or created the website? Are they an expert in their field? When was it written/revised? What is the purpose of the site/article?

All websites should have an ABOUT page. There should be a CONTACT LINK on every page (who to contact if there are any questions). You should be able to tell what the purpose of site is (who created and why). Do they have expertise?