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The Research Process

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Catch the best grade possible by making sure you understand the research process.
  • Are you writing a persuasive, informative or argumentative paper?
  • Select a topic of interest.
  • Need an overview of your topic? Do not forget about looking in the encyclopedia.
  • Brainstorm any key words you can use when searching the library circulation system or online sources.
  • Remember when searching for a person, search last name, first name.
  • Are you allowed to use websites?
  • Remember when you use NewsBank, INSPIRE, and World Book online you are using the Internet to get to these sources. These are not websites. They will be cited as a book, magazine, newspaper, or reference book.
  • Make sure you have the right number of good sources needed for your paper/project. Your teacher will let you know the number of sources required.
  • Make sure you understand how the notecards are to be completed.
  • Make sure you understand the works cited page. Remember you can use Citation Machine.
  • Great book sources are available for you to use in the library media center.
  • Don't forget to check out the titles available on Raider eLibrary. It is a growing collection.

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