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Research Assignment

These are helpful resources to use when doing research:

  • Databases (Britannica School, ABC-CLIO, or Biography in Context see links below)
  • Books: Lurgio Online Library Catalog
  • Websites (remember to use authoritative and reliable websites. Ask yourself:  Who created the website and why? Does the website look professional? Does the information make sense?  How is the author qualified to share information on this particular topic?  Governmental, educational, and organizations are the most reputable websites.
    • When doing a google search:
      • ADD-     


      • EXAMPLE:  James Madison Thomas Jefferson

If you need any help finding information or need help with your Works Cited page, please see Mrs. Detwiler in the Media Center. Or email her at

Citing Books

Research using a book in the Library

Cite your sources with Citation Maker 

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Why Cite?

Give Credit to the Author or Creator

  • So you can get back to you source
  • Avoid Plagiarism
  • Stay Organized

Cite as you go!

School Databases

All Lurgio Database usernames and passwords are:  lurgio

These authoritative articles are already cited for you.

Look for this symbol:  to copy and paste the MLA citation into your Works Cited page.

Britannica School - Use Level 2, 3   Level 2 has a video of each president  

ABC-CLIO - Use American History

Biography in Context

Britannica ImageQuest


Cite Your Sources

1st Eight Presidents of the United States

Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpgThomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800.jpgJames Madison.jpgJames Monroe White House portrait 1819.gifImage result for john quincy adamsImage result for andrew jacksonOfficial Presidential portrait of John Adams (by John Trumbull, circa 1792).jpg  


Washington     Adams     Jefferson     Madison  

Monroe     Quincy Adams     Jackson    Van Buren 

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

Works Cited Document: SET THIS UP FIRST

  •    Title the document: (President Bio Project)
  •    Times New Roman,   12 font,   Double Spaced

All Citations: 

  •    ABC order
  •    Every line AFTER the first is indented.
  •    (Return - Tab:  to indent any line after the 1st)


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13 March 2017

                                             Works Cited

Clinton, Susan. James Madison, Fourth President of the United States.

     Chicago: Childrens, 1986. Print.

"Miller Center." American President-. University of Virginia, 2016. Web.

     14 Feb. 2016. <>.

The US Presidents