Thursday, April 5, 2012

Google Scholar

Did you know about Google Scholar?  It's a search engine within Google that sorts out scholarly articles in your search.  If your tags are strong and your search is smart, you will be able to let Google sort out the reliable sources from the unreliable ones for you!

Give it a shot!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nice work!

I was really impressed by the way student ZR organized her research.  Look at this beautiful document!

It's such a great example!

In addition to the author, title, and URL, 
she writes the entire "Works Cited" entry in MLA format.

This saves her a lot of time, because she doesn't have to do it later!
She also pulls out the quotes she wants to use right away,
so that she doesn't have to go back and re-read every article 
every time she wants to reference it.

Way to go, Z!

Spring Break: Research Post

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you your spring break assignment!



Have a great break, kiddos!

Finding Reliable Sources

My children!

You are discovering, I believe, that doing good research actually takes a lot of work!

Here is a list of guidelines I've provided for you.  Be sure to consider these criteria before choosing the sources you want to work with.