Q:

I really need help on a history project. Can you send me a lot of information on medieval castles? - Eighth-Grader

A:

You will be doing many reports in school, so you need to know how and where to find information by yourself. Teachers and school and public librarians should be willing to help you learn how to research. Here are our hints on researching the topic of "medieval castles":

* If you are unfamiliar with this topic, you can get a quick overview by looking up "castle" in a regular or online encyclopedia.

* Use the catalog in a library or access the library catalog online to make a search for books, magazine articles and videos on castles.

* Go online to a search engine, and enter the words "medieval castles." While a wealth of material will appear, you must be very careful with Internet resources. Be sure to consider the expertise of the individual who made the Web site.