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The Road to Academic Research!. Where do you go for info?. You’re exploring a research question like “How do human cells function?” O r … you are working on a project like Globalization and Imperialism Where do you go for info? Wikipedia? Google? How about www.sweetsearch.com ?.

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The road to academic research

The Road to Academic Research!


Where do you go for info

Where do you go for info?

  • You’re exploring a research question like “How do human cells function?”

  • Or … you are working on a project like Globalization and Imperialism

  • Where do you go for info?

    • Wikipedia?

    • Google?

    • How about www.sweetsearch.com?


It all starts in the vlc

It all starts in the VLC!

Links to all of these tools and databases are found in our RTHS Virtual Learning Commons:

www.rths-vlc.weebly.com


E library

e-Library

  • Use e-Library to find a print resource or DVD in our Learning Commons

  • To find e-Library go to the RTHS VLC at www.rths-vlc.weebly.comLearning Commons link on the left menu

  • Select the e-Library button and log in using your CBE login and password


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Searching in core

Searching in CORE

We’ll take a look at two videos showing how to do a search in CORE: https://www.albertacore.ca/access/home.do

5 minute overview

  • http://flhslearningcommons.blogspot.ca/p/how-tos-and-tutorials.html


Online reference centre

Online Reference Centre

  • Find excellent databases in www.learnalberta.ca Online Reference Centre

  • At school you will not have to log in, but at home you will have to log in with the username: LA06 and password 4105

  • In the VLC find the ORC in the Learn Alberta link under Resources


Citing your sources

Citing your Sources

  • Whenever you use information or ideas from a source of any kind for a project or essay it’s essential that you give credit to the person/people who wrote it!

  • Avoid plagiarismby ALWAYS creating a list of references showing where the information was found.

  • Showing your references is a key element in being a digital citizen at Thirsk!


Tools for referencing

Tools for Referencing

  • There are two formats you will use for creating references at RTHS: APA and MLA

  • Your teacher will tell you which kind of format they want you to use in their class

  • The good news is that many resources include the citation information in them and you can copy and paste it right into your list.

  • There are also great tools to help you! Try Citation Machine www.citationmachine.net, BibMe or Noodle Tools, found in the VLC


Practice

Practice!

  • Using any of the databases or tools you’ve just seen, find the following information about a country that starts with the same letter as your last name, or find three facts from 3 resources on a topic you are currently studying. Choose 3 different sources.

    • Major exports of the country

    • Climate change in the country

    • Form of government

  • Use Notepad to record your notes and create a Reference for the sources using Citation Machine.


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