Conservation versus Preservation

Step 1: Define conservation and preservation

Start with the websites below to determine the difference between conservation and preservation.


Step 2: Develop a research question

After reviewing the websites above, decide on a topic related to conservation or preservation you want to research.



Tips for developing a research topic and question:

1. Your question should be open-ended.

2. Your question should require an analysis of the information, not a simple definition or copy and pasted information.

3. Your question should be address a specific aspect of conservation or preservation.


Good question: What social impact did preservation have on American culture? (This would require several paragraphs to explain.)


Not so good question: What is preservation? (This would simply require a short definition to answer.)

Step 3: Research

Helpful Hint

Keywords

Use keywords when you research. You do not want to type in your research question word-for-word as search engines search for every work you enter. Instead, pick out the important words and search those. You can also put quotation marks around words that belong together and use AND to indicate both words you type in should show up on the page together, OR to indicate either word could be on the page, or NOT to indicate words you do not wish to search.



Examples:

"social impact" AND "preservation

preservation NOT conservation

"social Impact" OR "ecological impact"


Helpful Search Engines

Check website credibility

If you use a website, whether you get it from a search engine above or a search engine of your choosing, make sure it is credible.


Think about the following:

S - scope

T - treatment

A - authority

R - reliability

T - timeliness


*You can use the link below for more information on website credibility.


Databases

Databases provide up-to-date, credibly information. You can access all of the FISD databases through MackinVia. For this project, using Ebscohost or ProQuest would be the best.

Forgot the MackinVia password?

Click the link below and use your school Google account to view the password.


Books

To see if we have any books in the library on the topic you chose, use HIP.


Step 4: Cite Your Sources

Citing a Website
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 a Book
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 a Database
1. Choose the "Database" tab and click "Manual Entry".
2. Type in the required information.
3. Click "Create Citation".
*You can copy and paste your citation or have it uploaded as a Google doc.
*Also note, some databases will give you a citation so you may not even need to use easybib if you use a database!


Step 5: Flyer Creation

Use Smore to create your flyer.

To find pictures for your flyer without breaking copyright, use the link below: