Skills for Research
By Allea Ohnesorge-Justis
How to Easily Gather Relevant Information
- Go go the Lakeview Homepage
- Scroll to "About our School"
- Click on Media Center
- Go to "Research"
- Click on "General/Primary Resources"
There are two main cites you will use-
- Ebsco Host
To find relevant information make sure that you have something that you need to ask. Make sure that this question isn't too broad to where you have to write a ton of things. Also make sure that it isn't too specific to where you can't write a full paragraph on it.
Use "treasure words". When you use treasure words you just take the answers you need. Don't write the whole sentence. For example if the question was "what do Lynx eat". You would search up Lynx, food, and eat. Say the source was running their mouth and kept going making it hard to find the answer. What you would do is just look for the food that they mention. For example "Canada lynx eat mice, squirrels, and birds, but prefer the snowshoe hare." You would take out the words squirrel, birds, and snowshoe hare. Those words are your treasure words.
How to use these resources
On Ebsco Host-
- Go to Explora Middle School
- Click on "Advanced Search"
- Use the most important words for key words.
On Mid Continent-
- Click on "Kids Homework Help"
- Go to Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
- PIN NUMBER IS: 2000 500 114 9413 (no spaces)
I mainly just use Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
CITE YOUR SOURCES!!!
Plagiarism (How to avoid it)
Examples of plagiarism and how to avoid it down below...
Copying and pasting somebody else's work or ideas.
How to tell if you have plagiarized
This is how to classify if you plagiarized.
Bibliographies are a list or sources/cites in a specific format. Using this will help make it so you can't be accused of plagiarizing.
Follow this and research should be pretty easy!
"A standardized ways to document the writer's source material"- Lakewood MD
MLA Works Cited Page- It's a separate page at the very end of your paper.
In Text Citations- You would take a quote and at the end have the Author's name and the page number that quote came from.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting
Paraphrasing- Paraphrasing is when you take a quote and you change it into your own words. However since you are still using the idea that the person had you still need to give credit, so put in your bibliography or works cited page.
Quoting- Quoting is when you take somebody else's work and put it in your paper using quotations. At the end of the quot make sure you put the authors name and the page number.