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Freshman Seminar Research Unit: Home

Everything you need to research, organize, and cite sources for your "Making an Informed Opinion" project.

School Climate Research

Now that we understand where opinions come from and the issues involved, let’s learn how to do the best thinking and research possible to develop informed opinions free of bias.

You and your group will be assigned an area of study based on the Rutgers School Transformation Project domains. This project is an initiative designed to develop a positive and inclusive climate in NJ schools. 



Logging into the Databases from Home


From school, clicking on any of the database links will get you directly in to any database.

From home, you need login credentials. These are subscription databases, which means that someone (either the state of NJ or Northern Highlands) has paid for you to have access, so you have to prove that you are entitled to access them. Click on the image below to access the Google Doc containing the passwords. You must be signed in with a Northern Highlands account to view these passwords.



Having trouble? Email the librarian at, or stop by the Library.

NoodleTools Instant Database Citations

Instantly export database citations to NoodleTools

1. Log in to your NoodleTools account. (Forgot your login info? Contact the librarian.)

2. Create or open a project. 

3. Follow the instructions for exporting a citation from each kind of database. Find the article you want, and then:


Gale Click Cite  at the top right of the page, then select "Export to NoodleTools." 
EBSCO Click on the right-hand menu, then click . Select the last item in the list, which is 
JSTOR Click in the left-hand menu. Scroll down past the three citations and select , the first item on the list.


Click  directly under the article title. Then click .
PROQUEST Click  in the upper right menu. Scroll down past the citation. You do NOT need to change the citation format at the top! Select , then Continue on the next screen.


4. Refresh your Sources page, and there you will see a perfectly-formatted MLA citation.

5. To print or export all your sources into a pre-formatted Works Cited page, select the printer icon at the top of your Sources page, then choose what program you want your citations exported to.

How to Save Links in Databases

Unlike those of a free website, database URLs are dynamic. That means that they change, so if you copy and paste a URL from a database into a Google Doc, the link will not work.

Permanent links are found in different places in different families of databases. The table below will show you where to find permanent links to the database pages you want to visit again. 

Permanent links
Company Look for Screenshot

Get link
in upper right corner


near the end of the list
on the right 


Record URL

Scroll to the bottom of the page



Link on the left, below the image of the journal.

Proquest In the top right corner, click All Options. You will see the link on the top of the page.



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