Whats Next? Why are we here and what are we going to do?
4 months graduation6 months - college
Today we will review the stuff you need to know to complete this project, but may have forgotten along the way.
(And, some stuff we want to make sure you know before you go off to college!)
Why? What will I be asked to do in college classes?
Write research papers of different types
Whats a research paper?Heres a good website that goes over how to write a research paper - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/index.html
You might evenneed to take a*TEST* on how well you find and use Information!
Searching?Lets review where you can find information
Google andWhat can I use besides Google? Heres a list:http://toolsforsearch.wikispaces.com/
Review question #1:
Whats the difference between free Web search tools and subscription databases?
Subscription Search Tools:Virtual LibrariesHistory Resource CenterLiterature Resource CenterOpposing ViewpointsScience Resource Center
When you get to college there will be 100s of these database resources availableFind databases by title http://www.csulb.edu/library/eref/eref.html
Review question #2:
How can I choose the right search tools for my research?
Here are 2 lists you can use to help you chooseChoosing the Best Search Tool (Debbie Abilock) http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html
Getting Started: Selecting a Tool for your Search http://www.internettutorials.net/choose.asp
http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ Google Book Search Search the full text of booksGoogle Scholar Search scholarly papersAnd so many other choices on the Google siteEvenhas choices -
Review question # 3:
When you are using a search engine or database, did you know you have other searching choices?
Simple Search ScreenClick here for more precision and power!
Advanced Search Screen
Simple screen in a database
Advanced screen in a database
Some databases and search engines also offer subject / topic cues or clusters
Subject headings or descriptors in databasesUse the language and structure of the database togather relevant materials
Review question # 4
What are Boolean operators?Rockwell Schrocks Boolean Machinehttp://kathyschrock.net/rbs3k/boolean
How important AND is!!!
When do you really need OR?OR is generally used for synonyms or related words.
NOT as a refinement technique for problem words
eagles NOT PhiladelphiaMartin Luther NOT King
STOP the insanity!Stop using stop words in your searches!in, of, the, a, to, you, why, who, what, on, than, then, their, an, his, her, beSTOP
Google doesnt care, but a database does!Google ignores stop words and assumes an AND between words
Phrase searchingOne of your best searching tools -Use only for legitimate phrases, names, titles
Best example -- vitamin AJohn Quincy AdamsTitles such as An Officer and a Gentlemanto be or not to be
REMEMBER: not every group of words is a phraseSometimes ANDing is a better strategy
And just a few more little tricks
Search / filter by media typePhrase searching using quote marksSearching by media type and using phrases
Dont forget the tabs across the top of the page!
Help screens can helpGoogle Help Center http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.htmlTheres even a cheat sheet* you can print out from this page to help you searchFind the link on your half sheet handout*find the link on the handout
When might you use Wikipedia?
#2Do you know what this means?
Remember when you search . . .What types of sources does your instructor want you to use?
Primary sources?Scholarly sources?Popular sources?Trade journals?Images?Print?Electronic?Whats the difference?
What do you have to cite and how do you make a citation?Everything you use that someone else has created, including words, music, pictures & IDEAS!You can use these citation makers :http://citationmachine.net/ or www.knightcite.comAlso, check under Citing Sources or Plagiarism Library research wiki @ http://ahspagespace.pbworks.com
Online, offlineSchool, Academic or PublicLibrarians can really help, so please ask!
Senior English Project Wikihttp://ahspagespace.pbworks.com/
Tell a storyDeath by PowerPoint
And finally, a humorous moment - how NOT to PowerPoint
Questions?Created by Janet HasBrouck at Arcadia High School Spring 2010
Click on the website focus on the large bold type click on genre, scroll to bold True research Scroll down and click on 2 main types, Mrs. Cordero wants you to focus on the analytical or non-persuasive paper; read definition of ANALYTICAL in caps in the paragraph scroll down to #1 and then to the bold letters
In the side bar click on Plagiarism, scroll through it showing the resources about it go on down through the items on the side bar to show whats thereClick on each website and go over some of the choices on each siteOn the Google home screen, click on Advanced SearchIt works the same way in the databases this is the Gale Literature Resource Center where you can search for literary criticism this is the simple Author searchHere is the Advanced search page where you can limit and filter your search to get better informationUsually somewhere on the screen, you will see terms or categories you can use to search more specifically on your topicAND requires that both or all search terms appear in your results! AND narrows your search. The green portion is the part of the search that included results that had both search terms. AND is the Boolean operator you need most, especially when searching subscription databases. Different search tools express AND in different ways. Sometimes you may use a +. Sometimes you may select all the words. More and more search engines like Google assume an AND and you do not need to express it. With most online, subscription databases it is very important to express AND.Use OR cautiously! OR expands your search. The yellow portion shows that OR included either term. OR can make it so large that it may be unmanageable. Note: Google now looks for synonyms when you put a tilde (~) directly in front of a word. Example: ~boatThe yellow portion is the search with the word football excluded. Can you think of other problem examples when you might use NOT? NOT may sometimes be expressed with a - sign. Some advanced screens allow you to use NOT, by providing lines for you to type words you want to exclude.What would happen if you searched for vitamin A without the quotation marks? Can you come up with examples of other terms that should absolutely be searched as phrases?Some information might be accurate. It is a great place to look up popular culture information.