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Personal Project: Research Like a Pro

A guide to support CIS Grade 10 students on their P2 project

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Research Databases

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. 

Britannica School Edition

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from 

Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

Learn something new everyday! 

 

Guide to Great Research

Michael Broadhead’s

Quick Guide to Great Research

 

1. Make sure you understand the difference between PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.

2. Make sure you are thinking CRITICALLY about what sources you will choose.  Here’s HOW.

 

3. INITIAL RESEARCH OF GENERAL SECONDARY SOURCES:

A Good Starting Place to find search terms: How to Use Wikipedia (You should not cite Wikipedia)

Best and Trustable: Britannica (Password: Singapore) With capital letter for password.

 

4. SPECIFIC RESEARCH FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES

Best and Trustable: Ebsco Science Reference Center (User: cis Password: singapore)

Books: Search our school’s database and check out a book!

 

7. USE SEARCH TERMS FILL IN GAPS: Google (be very critical of the sources)

 

8. IMAGES: Use ImageQuest (we have permission, password: singapore) or ask permission to use others.

 

9. Make sure you use IN TEXT CITATIONS consistently and create a Works Cited page with NoodleTools or your favorite citation builder.

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