As an MS 51 student, you have access to many databases for research directly and with your MyLibraryNYC card from Brooklyn Public Library. Here are some great places to start your research before you Google widely!
Try these sites & tools to get a fresh perspective on your online search.
Need a specific word or phrase to come up in your search? Put it "in quotes."
Want to look only within a particular site? Google "site:" and then the URL for the site you want to search. (Ex: site:ms51.org)
Want a specific file type? A JPG, a GIF, a PDF? Include file:filetype (ex. file:jpg) and your search terms.
Need something very recent? Use the "tools" dropdown menu to select a time range for your results.
Use Control+F to find specific words or phrases within your results document.
Most databases have tools within them to help you organize your research. Look for these common features to get you started: