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English 11A: The Problem We All Live With (This American Life)  

Mini-background research.
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Research is NOT...

  • regurgitation of facts
  • filling in the blanks
  • simply gathering and repeating information

    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

    • Visual presentation (PPT, Google Slides, or Infographic)

      Search Strategies

      • Locate and search appropriate resources
      • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
      • Think of synonyms
      • Use Boolean searching
      • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
      • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!
      • Be creative


        Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


        Print Resources: Destiny

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        Destiny Library Catalog

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        Select Catalog tab

        Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

        Facts on File Subscription Databases


        Gale Subscription Databases


        NewsBank Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)

        Free Online Resources

        Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

        • Who is providing the information?
        • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
        • What is the purpose of the site?
        • When was the site last updated?
        • What is the possible bias?

          Research IS...

          A process of locating, interpreting, and analyzing information in an effort to obtain evidence to support

          • an answer to a question
          • a solution to a problem


            When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

            Be responsible.

            Be honest.

            Show integrity.


            Record Bibliographic Information

            Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

            • Author/creator
            • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
            • Page number
            • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
            • Publication date
            • Name of subscription database (if used)
            • Format (web, print)
            • Date of access (if found online)


            • NoodleTools
              NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

            Citation Resources


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