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Things to Remember

The Three R's

Keep in mind that you want your sources to be:

Relevant
Reliable
Recent

Double check the authors and dates, so you don't have unpleasant surprises!

 

Keep Calm

Start with Databases

These are all subscription databases. If you are using them off campus, you will need the password. You can find it in the Library Folder in Schoology.

  • SIRS Discover
    On the right hand side, underneath where it says "Database Features," is a link named "Leading Issues." Click there to start.
  • SIRS Social Issues Researcher
    Scroll through the list of topics to find yours. Please note, this is aimed at high school students, so be careful what you click on.
    (Uses the same ID & password as SIRS Discoverer)
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Click on "Browse Issues" or type a topic in the search box
  • CQ Researcher
    Use the Hot Topics list on the right hand side or type your search terms into the box on the top. This is also aimed at high school students, so be careful what you click on.

Other Websites

 

Remember!

Remember!

Wikipedia is not a reliable source and you may not use it in this or any other research report. Please use the links to the left. If you still need help finding information, please see Mrs. Mason. She is always happy to help.

 

DO NOT USE!

Do not use articles from content farms.

Content farm websites have a lot of articles on a variety of topics, but they are written by freelance writers who are paid very little and whose job is to generate ad revenue. The writers use keywords in their articles in order to attain high search engine rankings.


Do Not Use These Sites:

allexperts.com
answers.com
answerbag.com
articlesbase.com
ask.com
associatedcontent.com
bizrate.com
buzzle.com
brothersoft.com
bytes.com
chacha.com
efreedom.com
ehow.com
essortment.com
examiner.com
expertvillage.com
experts-exchange.com
ezinearticles.com
findarticles.com
fixya.com
helium.com
howstuffworks.com
hubpages.com
infobarrel.com
livestrong.com
mahalo.com
mail-archive.com
questionhub.com
squidoo.com
suite101.com
twenga.com
wisegeek.com
wonderhowto.com
answers.yahoo.com
xomba.com

Noodle Tools

You do not have to create a Works Cited, but this might be a good place to organize your information and keep track of the sources that you are using.

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