Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Research Season!

It's fourth quarter and that means research projects for 8th graders, and limited access to the library during lunch for 7th graders. L Many of the 8th graders are doing  debate research.  To make it easier to find resources, links to our best debate resources have been placed at the top of the column to the left.  Below are some of the great resources you should use (or you can get a brochure on how to use the databases here):

Search the PAC: search the catalog right from this webpage to find a great book!

Opposing Viewpoints: This is the best database out there for debates!  Search the database right from this page, then click Viewpoints on the left hand side of the results page to get all the great materials for debates.

Issues and Controversies: Click on the link, then enter your username and password.  Get the password off your database bookmark, or come ask for it in the library!

Student Research Center: Search this very comprehensive database right here from the library website.  Don't forget to narrow your results by subject, and try clicking on the magazine box to only view those results.

IDEA: Click on this icon to access the International Database Education Association, the organization that publishes the Debatabase books.  All their topics are arranged alphabetically on the website.  Just scroll through until you find your topic!

Don't forget to keep track of your sources!  Try an online citation generator, like Easy Bib, which is also in the left hand column of our website.

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