Resources & Intro

Mastery Objective: As a result of our time together in the Media Center, you will be able to find and apply information from credible sources in order to gather research on a persuasive topic to write a formal research paper in proper MLA format.

DO NOW!!!!
Test your Knowledge - Plagiarism Tutorial
-Complete this tutorial from the University of Southern Mississippi
-Email your results to your school email ( and Ms. Fauver and Ms. Gaffney (,

Online Databases (all usernames/passwords are lenapehs1):
  • Select SIRS Knowledge Source
  • Click on LEADING ISSUES -- either Visual Browse, A-Z List, or Top 10
  • Examine the essential questions
  • Consider the various points of view
  • Read articles (viewpoints, journals, reference, periodicals)

  • View all topics and select topics that interest you
  • Look at the "point" and the "counterpoint" articles and select a side
  • Print out the "overview" article and either the point or counterpoint article
    • Click "print"
    • Select "MLA format" for citations
    • Print out the article
    • Copy the full MLA citation to a Works Cited page
  • Click on the other tabs for additional articles and information (magazines, newspapers, reference)
  • Keep track of all citations and all articles

  • Enter topic in search box
  • Access up-to-date information from news sources from around the world
  • Use subject terms in bar on left side of page to narrow your topic/results
  • Use our catalog or ask Ms. Gaffney or Ms. Fauver for help finding books on your topic in the Media Center
  • We can also get you books from other libraries
  • You can select and use a specific eBook from our collection
  • eBooks can be used like regular books (by using the" eTable of Contents" and/or the "eBook Index")
  • You can also search within a specific eBook by using the search box and checking off "within this publication"

Site created by Ms. Fauver and Ms. Gaffney for English Classes at Lenape High School. 
Last updated 01/31/2014 by Ms. Fauver.
Jaime M. Fauver,
Jan 17, 2014, 7:19 AM