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Research: Selecting ResourcesErin Ruxer Hagedornroxxy@vt.eduVA SOL 6. 9 The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources for a research product.

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EndObjective: Using the computer lab, sixth grade students will independently identify at least three appropriate digital resources for use in the school and future workplace.

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MenuPart 2: Locating SourcesPart 3: Citing SourcesPart 4: Unit ReviewPart 1: Identifying SourcesPart 1: Identifying SourcesFamiliarize yourself with different types of sources available (books, newspapers, academic journals, websites, etc.)

Click the Stars to View Possible Resources

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EndPart 1: Identifying SourcesHardcopy ReferencesEncyclopediaAtlasAlmanacDictionaryThesaurusMagazinesNewspapers

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EndPart 1: Identifying SourcesBut what is a reference book?

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EndPart 1: Identifying SourcesEncyclopediaIncludes information on a wide range of topics or subjectsArranged in alphabetical order by subject

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EndPart 1: Identifying SourcesAtlasA bound collection of all types of maps of the world, a country, or state

Part 3: Citing SourcesIn this section you will learn how to cite information sources.Why Cite? To learn more click video.

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Part 4: Unit Review

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EndWhich would be the best source for info about the years Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive?AtlasThesaurusDictionaryEncyclopedia

Getting StartedWriting research projects and papers are essential learning experiences in every student life. You are taking first steps towards learning to do research and writing a successful and meaningful paper.

Throughout this lesson, you will look closer at available resources, along with selecting and citing resources.

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EndPart 1: Identifying SourcesDigital ResourcesFor this project, we will focus on digital resources, including digital journals, books, websites, and databases.

Part 2: Locating Sources

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EndDigital Resources can be found using search engines and databases.

The internet offers the BEST information on MANY topics.

The internet offers the WORST information on MOST topics.

You can use internet resources for research papers, but you have to be careful.

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EndDigital resources must be evaluated to determine whether it can be a trusted resource because all websites and databases are not equal.

You can automatically rule out:WikipediaMyspaceGeocitiesBlogsFriendsterPersonal sites

Part 2: Locating SourcesTo learn about evaluating websites, click the video below.

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Part 2: Locating SourcesTo ReviewYou must look closely at website to see:

Date Last UpdatedOutdated websites may not provide the best information.Contact InformationContact information should always be provided.Author InformationAuthor information should always be provided.

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End16Part 2: Locating SourcesCheck Website LocationDifferent domain hosts provide different information

.com: commercial site that can be created by anyone with the money and know-how.net: similar to .com.org: usually signifies a non-profit.edu: educational site.gov: government site.mil: military site

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End.edu, .org and .gov are the most credible sites.

Part 3: Citing Sources

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EndAfter youve decided how to use the information, its time to give proper credit to the outside source.

You must cite sources within your paper and at the end of your paper whenever

You summarize, paraphrase or quote an idea.You use charts, graphs, photos, or any artwork.You are using facts, statistics, evidence, or data.

WHEN IN DOUBT, CITE IT!Part 3: Citing Sources

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EndWhat to Include?

Many styles, but information must includeAuthorTitle of workWhere it appeared (journal, newspaper, Internet)Name of publicationDate of work, date of publicationPage numberFor book: Name of publisher, City of publicationPart 3: Citing Sources

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Stephen Kotkin, Steeltown USSR (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), p. 208.Name of book in italicsWorldwatch Institute, State of the World 1991 (New York: W.W. Norton, 1991), Table 6-1, p. 96.Part 3: Citing Sources

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EndArticles in a Journal

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Nuclear Learning and US-Soviet Security Regimes, International Organization 41 (Summer 1987), p. 4.Name of journal in italicsTitle of article in quotesIvan T. Boskov, Russian Foreign Policy Motivations, MEMO, No. 4 (April 1993)Part 3: Citing Sources

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EndMagazines & Newspapers

Felicity Barringer, Chernobyl, Five Years Later the Danger Persists, New York Times Magazine, April 14, 1991, pp. 28, 32.

Reuters, Iraq Asks UN to Ease Hardships, Lift Sanctions, Lost Angeles Times, February 9, 1993, p. A9.Part 3: Citing Sources

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