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Before you begin your work on the Greenhouse Project, browse through this list of general resources and tips which we have gathered for you. Acquaint yourself with the items below and refer to them when needed as you progress through the project.

Are there other general items which should be available to everyone? If so, let us know and we will be glad to add them to the list.

Permission to Use the Internet

Before using the Internet at PRHS, you must read two documents. The first, Information Network Access and Ethics, describes what is available on the Internet and the moral and ethical issues involved. The second, the Acceptable Use Policy, explains the consequences of inappropriate behavior while using the Internet at PRHS. After reading these two documents, you and your parent/guardian must sign the Internet Access Consent and Waiver form. Submit the permission form to Mrs. Badger in the Library Media Center. Following approval of the form, you will be issued an Internet Card, which you must display at your computer any time you are using the Internet. If you need a replacement for a lost card, please see Mrs. Badger.

Tips On Searching the Internet

Hints and Tips for Searching the Internet is a great place to start (or review) for some basic searching tips -- planning your search strategy, using keywords, using multiple search engines.

Search Tools On the Internet

Search Tools -- Search Engines/Directories is a convenient "one page" list of links to major search engines/directories, with a brief description of each.

Search Tools for Mining the Internet is another "one page" chart with links to the major search engines, directories and guides.

Evaluating the Information Found On the Internet

As you search websites on the Internet, you will find there is a wide range in the quality of the information you will find. Learn what to look for in a quality website and become a critical user of the Internet.

Critical Evaluation of a Web Site: Secondary School Level can be printed out and used as an evaluation form.

Evaluating Web Resources is a unit created by Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate, Reference Librarians at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. There are checklists for five different types of web pages. The evaluation criteria are grouped under five categories: authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage. When you begin creating your own web pages, you may want to refer back to these checklists to evaluate your own page(s).

Checklist for an Advocacy Web Page

Checklist for a Business/Marketing Web Page

Checklist for an Informational Web Page

Checklist for a News Web Page

Checklist for a Personal Web Page

Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate have also developed a Power Point Presentation on Web Resource Evaluation Techniques.


Netiquette is the do's and don'ts of communicating on the internet. It includes common courtesy and rules of acceptable and unacceptable online behavior.

The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea.


Electronic Communications is from The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette, by Arlene Rinaldi.


Listservs, Mailing Lists and Discussion Groups is from The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette, by Arlene Rinaldi


10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained discusses several issues of general copyright law, with some specific references to the internet.

Citing Sources

PRHS Bibliography Format (MLA) for a Research Paper is the standard bibliography format reference sheet used by all departments at Plymouth Regional High School. Copies of this are also available in the Library Media Center.

What Is MLA Style? Documenting Sources From the World Wide Web is the new, official, documentation format for internet sources.

Greenhouse and Construction Sources

The University of Vermont - Greenhouse webpage explores their state-of-the-art, high-tech, computerized greenhouses.

Home Builders Institute is the educational arm of the National Association of Home Builders.

National Frame Builders Association Inc. covers virtually every aspect of post-frame construction.

h2othouse.com has greenhouse plans, catalogs, kits, books, & web pages!

The Directory is the most comprehensive database of 'on-line' garden & leisure building suppliers worldwide.

PRHS Home Page LInC Winter 99 Homepage

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Authors: Ina Ahern, Mardean Badger, and Doug Ross
School: Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Created: March 28,1999 - Updated: May 05, 1999