Intellectual Freedom Breakout
Defending Freedom of Speech with Database Skills
Here at Keller High School, the key to your academic future lies in your ability to search for and find information with credible and reliable sources. Google will get you started, but you'll need the library's resources to really make a case for how freedom of speech impacts students.
Select Your Database
Information becomes knowledge; knowledge is power!
Take censorship for example. What exactly is it? What kinds of information are available for it?
Primary Sources are first-hand accounts, legal documents, records, photographs, and recordings. They provide an authoritative or "insider" look at a topic.
What exactly does it mean to have a freedom to read, for example? The key to unlocking this clues lies in your ability to find the most recent version of this important document.
Advanced Search Techniques
Try this advanced search and see how many total results you get. Conduct an advanced search that would find sources that contain both intellectual freedom AND students as KEYwords (HINT: be sure to choose the accurate Boolean term and add up your total results).
Compare the number of results to a Google search...which would you rather look through for high-quality information?
If a frequently challenged or banned book doesn't match your reading style, check out anybook!