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RESEARCH READINESS! Mrs. Farrell’s tips to keep you organized and help you get the most out of your research.
NOTE TAKING—BE SQUARE! Scan —skim the chapter or book first. Note the layout. Look at the headings, captions, sidebars, etc. Question —Think about the questions you need to answer while you’re reading. What information do you need to find? Urgent Reading —quickly read through without taking any notes. Active Reading —take a little more time, and look for the main points of the writing. You may want to start jotting things down. Recall —Write down the main points and really important facts. Also, record your bibliographic information. Evaluate —Make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Have you answered all your questions? You may want to repeat the first three steps!
NOTE TAKING—STAY ORGANIZED! HERE’S A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TO USE FOR YOUR NOTES.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK! Use key parts of the book to help you narrow down your research.
KEYWORD SEARCHING REFINE YOUR SEARCH Identify a phrase using quotation marks: “home run” records Add a descriptive word or phrase: “home run” records baseball Capitalize when appropriate: Wired; Digital; Bill Gates Use the Boolean Operators “And, OR, and Not” World War II and Holocaust (Narrows Search) World War II or Holocaust (Broadens Search) World War II not Holocaust (Narrows Search)
GOOD ONLINE SOURCES! History The History Channel History Net.com America in WWII Biographies Biogryaphy.com Animals National Zoo Animal Bytes—San Diego Zoo Government The White House for Kids Deparatment of State A Little Bit of Everything Smithsonian Kids National Geographic for Kids
CITATIONS GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE! Citations Made Easy! EasyBib Citation Maker Details you need to include in your citations: Name of publication Title of Article Author’s Name Date of Publication Place of Publication Website Address or URL