Research

Mastery Objective: You will be able to:

  • Find information on your assigned national or international topic in credible sources 
  • Properly cite all information 
  • Create a presentation to share the findings of your research with your JROTC LET IV class

Online Resources-all usernames and passwords are: lenapehs1

eBooks (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

  • EVERYONE should start here
  • Search in all eBooks for your topic using Basic Search box
    • Use broad, general search terms initially
  • Use links on left sidebar or search box to narrow your results
  • Print, email or save a PDF copy of the most useful articles you find
  • Copy and paste the citation (at the bottom of each article) into your WORKS CITED page


Global Issues In Context

  • Use Basic Search box or click on "Advanced Search"
  • Click on terms on left sidebar to limit your results
  • Try scrolling down to view all "Reference" results to retrieve general information on your topic
  • A great source for up-to date information about current issues from around the world
  • Also a great source for statistics 

EBSCOhost

  • A very advanced, college-level research tool that will provide you with information from thousands of different sources in nearly every discipline or field of study.
  • To begin, check off:
    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Click CONTINUE
  • Type your topic in search box (use broad, general terms) and check off FULL TEXT (in Search Options menu)
  • Print or email yourself every useful article (the reference articles from Funk & Wagnalls are excellent)
  • Click CITE button (icon on right side that looks like a piece of paper) to get a full citation for each article you use (be sure to copy & paste the MLA formatted one.)
  • You may need to vary your search terms or choose other databases ("Choose Databases" link is above top search box on page) to get more specific information.
  • Other databases in EBSCO that might be useful:
    • Masterfile Elite
    • Academic Search Premier

SIRS Researcher

  • Like Global Issues, a great research tool for modern, controversial issues
  • Browse topics (click on "A-Z List") or search by SUBJECT HEADING or keyword
  • Especially useful for narrowing down broad topics (such as "War", "Globalization", "Terrorism", etc.)

Facts on File - Modern World History

  • Search for specific term/event/person.
  • Use tabs on top of page to find: events & topics, images, and biographies (all with complete citations).
  • You can also use the "Dictionary" tool to look up words/concepts you do not know.



BOOKS & WEBSITES

Lenape Online Catalog - Ask Ms. Gaffney or Ms. Fauver for help finding books in our Media Center about your topic.  You can also use WebPath Express in our catalog to find websites:

Click on WEBPATH EXPRESS ON LEFT.  Enter search term and find websites on your topic.


Some useful WEBSITES:

CIA Open Source Library

U.S. Department of Defense- Online hub of information for all branches of the military.  Can use search box to access articles, images, speeches and other information on a variety of topics.

U.S. Department of State (June 2013) Trafficking in Persons Report- Access narratives for every country outlining the most current data of human trafficking/modern slavery.



 

 

 

Created 3/1/2013 by Ms. Gaffney for Col. Sherrer's JROTC LET IV class.  Last updated 3/4/2013.