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Beginning Research Learning Targets Find info to help me select a research paper topic. Find info to help me select a research paper topic. Use online.

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1 Beginning Research Learning Targets Find info to help me select a research paper topic. Find info to help me select a research paper topic. Use online catalog to find at least 2 books related to my topic. Use online catalog to find at least 2 books related to my topic. Skim the info I find to get ideas about what to write about. Skim the info I find to get ideas about what to write about.

2 Beginning Research Use Topic Narrowing Worksheet Use Topic Narrowing Worksheet Select One Topic Select One Topic Beginning Research – Books/Print Beginning Research – Books/Print –How much info can I find? –What are some issues I could research and write about?

3 Beginning Research Narrow a topic, decide what to focus on Narrow a topic, decide what to focus on Example: Environmental Issues Example: Environmental Issues –Global Warming debates? –Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia? –How water pollution affects trout fishing? –How deforestation affects wildlife? –Green jobs and economy?

4 Locating Print Sources Destiny Online Catalog Destiny Online Catalog Internet Explorer Catalog Search Topics as Keywords Books in the Media Center Books in the Media Center Reference (Ref 503 Gal) North Carolina (NC Pow) Encyclopedias (Ref 031 Com) Career (Car Har) Nonfiction ( Coh) Biography (921 Ken) E-BooksMagazines

5 Preliminary Research Worksheet 1. Download (school website), Create Folder 2. Keywords 3. Search Online Catalog & Select 2 Good Sources 4. Scan Chapter Titles, Table of Contents, etc. 5. Take Notes on Topics, Good Info


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