Presentation on theme: "Academic Research – Grade 10!. Where do you go for info? O You’re exploring a research question like “How do human cells function?” O Or … you are working."— Presentation transcript:
Where do you go for info? O You’re exploring a research question like “How do human cells function?” O Or … you are working on a project like Globalization and Imperialism O Where do you go for info? O Wikipedia? O Google? O How about www.sweetsearch.com?www.sweetsearch.com
It all starts in the VLC! Links to all of these tools and databases are found in our RTHS Virtual Learning Commons: www.vlc.rths.ca
e-Library O Use e-Library to find a print resource or DVD in our Learning Commons O To find e-Library go to the RTHS VLC at www.rths.vlc.ca, select Our Services and then Learning Commons from the top menu www.rths.vlc.ca O Select the e-Library button and log in using your CBE login and password
160,000+ Resources Find streaming videos, websites, images, e-texts, and more Link from D2L, share via email & URL, remix content, contribute your own, publish Digital Resources Anytime. Anywhere. On any device. URL Search by subject, grade, language, and more Students and Staff Use your CBE login! Rate resources and share your comments Your use will decide what’s next for CORE. Make it your own. Log in today at albertacore.ca @core4learning Search Your favorite resources Student created content
Searching in CORE 5 minute overview O http://flhslearningcommons.blogspot.ca/p/ how-tos-and-tutorials.html http://flhslearningcommons.blogspot.ca/p/ how-tos-and-tutorials.html We’ll take a look at two videos showing how to do a search in CORE: https://www.albertacore.ca/access/home.dohttps://www.albertacore.ca/access/home.do
Online Reference Centre O Find excellent databases in www.learnalberta.ca Online Reference Centrewww.learnalberta.ca O At school you will not have to log in, but at home you will have to log in with the username: LA06 and password 4105 O In the VLC find the ORC in the Learn Alberta link under Resources
Citing your Sources O Whenever you use information or ideas from a source of any kind for a project or essay it’s essential that you give credit to the person/people who wrote it! O Avoid plagiarism by ALWAYS creating a list of references showing where the information was found. O Showing your references is a key element in being a digital citizen at Thirsk!
Tools for Referencing O There are two formats you will use for creating references at RTHS: APA and MLA O Your teacher will tell you which kind of format they want you to use in their class O The good news is that many resources include the citation information in them and you can copy and paste it right into your list. O There are also great tools to help you! Try Citation Machine www.citationmachine.net, BibMe or Noodle Tools, found in the VLCwww.citationmachine.net
Practice! O Using any of the databases or tools you’ve just seen, find the following information about a country that starts with the same letter as your last name, or find three facts from 3 resources on a topic you are currently studying. Choose 3 different sources. O Major exports of the country O Climate change in the country O Form of government O Use Notepad to record your notes and create a Reference for the sources using Citation Machine.