Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jr. Research Paper: Recovery & Progress

Research rubric

Use the online catalog, Destiny, to find resources, including ebooks and websites.
This includes, for example, Ben Bernake's lectures - which were highly recommended by Mr. Staffaroni.

Just as an example, here are some eBooks you will find there, but there are many, many more.
This is a critical step in your research process! If you have an IOS or Droid device, please download the Destiny Quest app.

Don't forget to download the Destiny Quest app! Basic --> Library URL: -->Connect --> New Canaan High School --> log in with your personal NCPS log in User Name & Password  (the one you use to log in to a school computer)
Please consult the Library QuickGuide for information about accessing databases, and documenting and embedding your citations.

  • NEW!!! Sharpe Online Reference
  • Annals of American History (primary source - lots of policy)
  • MorningStar (investment research - includes lots of articles)
  • Proquest National Newspapers (cross-search 8-9 most widely circulated American newspapers, including Wall Street Journal)
  • NewsStand (comprehensive collection of current periodicals)
  • Roper iPoll (public opinion surveys)
  • ABC-CLIO: American History, American Government
  • History in Context: United States (more comprehensive than ABC-CLIO)
  • Academic ASAP (scholarly journals)
  • SIRS Decades (primary sources)
When searching on the web, be crafty:
site: .gov + "economic policy"
site: .org + "economic policy"
These strategies will help limit your search to government and non-profit organizations. play with this. You'll find streamlined results.   

Embedding your research in your writing:

Use internal source acknowledgements when you:
  • use an original idea from one of your sources, whether you quote, summarize or paraphrase it.
  • use factual information that is not common knowledge. Common knowledge is information that recurs in three or more sources. If you are unsure, cite the source. 
  • quote directly from a source. 
  • use a date or fact that might be disputed.
Citing sources in your text:

Please watch tutorial

Cite source briefly in the body of your writing. Cite source again in the works cited/bibliography. In-text references provide continuity to the reader. If he/she wants more information, he/she can refer to the citation in the works cited/bibliography at the end of the paper. Footnotes are discouraged. There must be a clear and definitive relationship between the textual acknowledgement and the citation at the end of the document. 

Parenthetical references should include the author's last name and the page number (if citing part of a text). Omit page number if entire text is referenced. If multiple sources by the same author are used, a shortened version of the title should be included to distinguish one citation from the others. This also applies to article titles if author information is absent.

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