library@R.A. Long High School
Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected resources in a variety of media on a topic they are researching. They provide a head start for students as they begin their research project.
Good Places to Start:
(Use Citrix interface to access at home)
(MAS & Health Source)
Subjects and keywords to search:
Use Web Collection Plus:
Use the RAL Library Catalog online to search our library, the Public Library and Mark Morris. Unfortunately, the St. John Library is not online, but you can use the library to 4:30 P.M. daily.
Online Searching Tips
Use WWW search strategies that give the best results:
|Use "quotations marks" around names with two or more proper nouns:|
Search without quotation marks:
Search with quotations marks: "fanconi anemia"
Search with all the words is NOT as good as.....
...searching with exact phrase:
Cri Du Chat Syndrome
|Use AND when combining two different terms:|
|achondroplasia Civil Rights||achondroplasia AND "Civil Rights"|
Web Portals on Genetic Disorders:
Find the search engine that best fits your needs.
Use this link for descriptions and direct links:
Reminders about Using the RAL Library:
Long Library Home Page
Created 9 Dec 2005, modified 14 Nov 2007
ŠJoan Enders, firstname.lastname@example.org
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