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RESEARCH PROJECTS-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley  Library  August 27, 2000
See also 
  • Big Six Assignment Organizer
  • Critically Analyzing Information Resources

  •  
    1. FOCUSING
  • Focusing- Includes the following

  •    Defining  the Topic, Brainstorming,
       Using organizers to develop an Initial Outline.
       Developing a Thesis Statement as needed.

    2. INFORMATION GATHERING Extracting 
     Relevant  Information using information tools, techniques, etc.
  • Note Cards
  • Summarizing
  • Using Library Classification Systems
  • Boolean Searching 
  • Citations, Abstracts, and Full-Text 
  • Surveys (Conducting)
  • Interviews
  • Evaluating what you find..
  • Evaluating Web Resources
  • Film and Video Techniques
  • Advertising Techniques
  • 3. ORGANIZING INFORMATION  FROM NOTES
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Drafting a Final Outline 

  • 4. ANALYZING   and     5. SYNTHESIZING 
    INFORMATION
    Putting first draft together. Putting bibliography together. Editing and Revising to create the final product 
    Note: 
    Products won't always be research papers. You will often need to do research to prepare for other kinds of projects, such as a debate, etc. The same kinds of  thinking skills are  needed. 
  • Information about kinds of products
  • Authorship (see editing sections, etc.)
  • Documenting Sources- Writing the bibliography

  • 6. EVALUATING INFORMATION  Evaluating the Final Product
  • Establishing Criteria-Rubrics
  • RESEARCH PROJECT-- BROWSING GUIDE
    See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

    801's 808's

    SELECTED SUBJECT HEADINGS
    sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.

    .Need to add.subject headings for different kinds of projects.

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
    As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab

    SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

    Writers Inc. Pages, " Research Writing" pages 245-285 Ref. 808.02 K32 2001
    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Ref. 808.02 G4387 1995
    The Research Paper Ref. 808.02 H641
    The Research Handbook,  a Guide to Reference Sources Ref. 001.4 P222
    Guide to MLA Documentation Ref. 808.027 T831 1999
    Bud's Easy Term Paper Kit Ref. 808.02 B927 1991

    SELECTED BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

    Research Reports,  373.13 S949 1996
    Writing Themes about Literature 801.9 R643 1977
    How to Write a Report 808.02 B821
    Writing Research Papers 808.02 W417
    How to Write Better Compositions, Term Papers and Reports 808.042 S819Co
    Complete Stylist and Handbook 808.042 B168 1976
    Bud's Easy Research Paper Computer Manual 806.02 B265 1995
    Writers Inc. 808.02 K32 2001
    Write Source 2000 808.066 W956 1999
    Writing Science Research Papers 808.06 W722 1995
    Technical Communication 808.0666 F288

    INTERNET RESOURCES

    From Purdue Online Writing lab
  • When You Start to Write
  • Paraphrasing (30)
  • Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
  • Developing an Outline (63)
  • Writing a Research Paper 
  • Writing Research Papers: Step-by-Step
  • Seven Steps.. . Research
  • MLA Style Links
  • Organizing Large Projects
  • Research and Writing for High School. .( IPL
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant 
  • Dr. Gwen's Research Paper Page
  • Karla's Guide to Citations
  • Critically Analyzing Information Resources
  • Statistics Every Writer should Know
  • Guide to Writing Research Papers BAsed on MLA.. 
  • Capital Community college Guide  for Writing ...
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