Your Task Create a report card for two early presidents of the United States of America.
Report Card Elements Background Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Public Approval Narrative Other? Where could you go to find this information?
What type of sources could you use? Websites Databases Print: Non-Fiction Books, Biographies, Reference Books Which sources are most reliable?
Locate and Access Information Today: –Locate databases through the Reading Public Library and Parker's Library. –Access information within those databases. Next Library Visit: –Locate Internet Hotlist on Edline. –Access information within those Websites.
Biography Resource Center Use PMS Library's Edline page Go to: https://www.edline.net/pages/ Walter_S_Parker_Middle_Schoolhttps://www.edline.net/pages/ Walter_S_Parker_Middle_School Search: Last Name, First Name (Watch spelling!) –Biographies –Images (Remember to cite BRC.) –Magazine Articles –Websites –Citations Search: Jackson, Andrew
ABC CLIO American History Use your Reading Public Library card! Go to: http://www.readingpl.org/http://www.readingpl.org/ Search: Last Name, First Name –Biographies –Images (Remember to cite ABC CLIO.) –Quotes (Extra credit!?) –Statistics - C-SPAN presidential rankings –"How to Cite" Search: Lincoln, Abraham
Notes about Citation Why is citing sources important? –Don't take my word for it! Let's look at a reputable source: Dartmouth College: Sources MLA Citation Sheet: Modern Language Association –Follow each punctuation mark and format detail exactly to keep a uniform style. –Many databases provide citations for you! Don't be afraid to copy and paste them into your documents or hand copy them onto your index cards. –Caution: Make sure your format (MLA) remains the same throughout your bibliography.