Human Body Systems Project

Keywords

When you are researching information, you will use keywords.


Examples of keywords:

the topic you're researching (example: digestive system)

synonyms of your topic or shortened versions of your topic (example: digestion, digestive)

your topic AND a specific item you're searching for (example: digestive system AND E. coli)


*Remember to use search terms and not complete questions so you get more accurate and reputable results.
*Don't limit yourself to these search terms! These are just a starting point!

*Don't give up after only using one keyword. Try several different keywords and combinations of words!

Time Savers

Since you have one day to research for this project, you need to use your time wisely. You do not have time to read every book or website in its entirety. Use the two tips below to save time.


*For books, use the index to locate keywords and flip right to the page where the information regarding that topic is found.


*For websites, ebooks, and database articles, hold down the control button and the letter f at the same time (ctrl+f) in order to have a search box appear. Type a keyword into the search box and click enter. The keyword will be highlighted on the page. Continuing to click enter will take you to every location on the webpage where that keyword is found.


Books

Print Books:


Search for books in the library on your topic by clicking here.

*Search for your specific topic (example: "digestive system", "respiratory system").

*If there are synonyms for your topic, try those keywords as well. For example, you could type in "skeletal" or "bones".

*Most information on this topic will be in the 612s.


E-books:


Search for e-books by clicking here.

*You will log in using your school id as the username and your normal computer/Google password for your password.

*Choose either ProQuest eBrary or Gale databases to search ebooks.

*ProQuest eBrary will take you directly to ebooks to begin your search. If you choose Gale databases you need to Gale Virtual Reference Library to begin searching ebooks.

*Search for your specific topic (example: "digestive system", "respiratory system").

*If there are synonyms for your topic, try those keywords as well. For example, you could type in "skeletal" or "bones".

Databases

Note: Remember when you are searching to try multiple keywords. Don't give up after typing in one word. Try synonyms for your topic as well.


To get to the databases, go to www.mackinvia.com and choose one of the databases below:

*The log-in for Mackinvia is your school id and regular password.


ProQuest Database

1. Type keywords into the search box.

2. Check the full text checkbox.

3. If you want to narrow down your results, use the subtopic links on the right to pick certain date ranges, certain topics, etc.


Ebsco Database

1. Click "Student Resource Center"

2. Under "keyword", type your topic keywords.

2. If you want to narrow down your results, use the subtopic links on the left to choose certain date ranges, certain topics, etc.


Gale Database

1. Under "keyword", type your topic keywords.

2. If you want to narrow down your results, use the subtopic links on the left to choose certain date ranges, certain topics, etc.

Search On the Web

Customized CHS New Search Engine

Search CNN, Reuters, New York Times, and Washington Post simultaneously by clicking here.


Citing Sources

Citing websites:

Easybib.com will allow you to cite websites in four steps:

1. Choose the "Website " tab and paste the url of the website into the "Enter the website" box.
2. Click "Cite This"
3. Attempt to fill in any pink highlighted boxes.
4. Click "Create Citation"
*You can copy and paste your citation or have it uploaded as a Google doc.

Citing print books:
Easybib.com will allow you cite a print book in four steps:
1. Choose the book tab and type in ISBN from the back of the book.
2. Select your book from the generated list.
3. Attempt to fill in any pink highlighted boxes.
4. Click "Create Citation".
*You can copy and paste your citation or have it uploaded as a Google doc.

Citing e-books:

You can cite your e-book straight from the e-book itself by following these five steps:

1. Click on "Citation Tools" above the picture of the cover of the e-book at the top of the screen.

2. Choose MLA 7th Edition is chosen.

3. Choose "Easybib" under "Export to Third Party Software"

4. Choose "Export"

5. Choose "Export to Easybib"

*You can copy and paste your citation or have it uploaded as a Google doc.


Citing database articles:

All of the database articles for this assignment have the MLA citation at the bottom of the article so you can copy and paste it onto your bibliography.


Final Product

For your final project, take a look at the suggested products on the CHS Student Tech Tips website. You can choose one of these options, or pick one of your own (if you pick one of your own it must be approved by your teacher).

Tips for Your Final Product

*Use bullet points, not complete sentences. Minimize your text as you want your audience listening to you, not reading large blocks of text.

*Maximize your visuals!

*Use a big enough font so your audience can read it without straining!

*Use transitions. You want to cue your audience to the fact that you are moving on to a new point/topic. Using visual cues is a great way to do this.

*Repeat yourself as needed. Make sure your audience understands your main points by emphasizing them!

*Use as many slides/visuals as it takes! Since you are minimizing text and using bigger fonts, it make be a longer project to get the information in, and that's okay!

Need Additional Help?

See Mrs. Turner in the library. She's happy to help!