Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Links for Mrs. Ahern's D and E Block Health Classes

Finding Good, Current Sources
    • The website might have been updated recently, but that doesn't mean that the sources are current. 
    • If there are no sources, then not only do you have no idea how old the information is, you also have no idea where it came from.
    • (Current is here defined as dating to 2012 or later - information about health topics is dangerous if it's out of date!)
  • Figure out what organizations keep statistics on your topic, and then search their websites. Go straight to the source.
  • Use search operators like site:.gov or site:.org to limit your search on Google.
    • You can get fancy with this - try something like site:stopbullying.gov statistics 2012..2016 to search just the Stop Bullying website for articles mentioning statistics and any year between 2012 and 2016.
Citing Your Sources
  • Citing a website should look like this.
    Author Name. “Name of the Webpage.” Name of the Website, Publication Date. URL.
  • Example:
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. “Obesity and Overweight.” FastStats, June 13, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
  • Go to the Citation Help tab above for guides and more resources. Remember, you need to cite everything you use - pictures are information, too, since they help to communicate with your audience. (And find the actual source of images you find using Google!)
Recommended Resources

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks to everyone who decorated the library windows with Book Club!


Book Club is over for the year, but returning UHS students are welcome to join in again next year! Meanwhile, if you like any of the books we read this year, check out some more books you might like! Books like Fallen are on display now, and books like the others we read this year are recommended on Pinterest.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

May and June Anime Club Meetings

Join Anime Club for the end of the school year on the following dates, after school in the library from 2:00 - 3:30:

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2