NJ Hall of Fame Project

NJ HALL OF FAME
Research Project

Mastery Objective:  As a result of our time together in the Media Center, you will be able to complete an online plagiarism tutorial and search online databases, books and credible websites to find and apply information about a Hall of Fame nominee in order to complete your project.    

DO NOW!!!! PLAGIARISM TUTORIAL

Plagiarism Tutorial - from  San José Public Library and the San José State University Library
http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/selector.htm

~Complete the above tutorial.
~You do NOT need to do the quiz at the end of the tutorial (instead answer the questions on your handout as you complete the tutorial).
~Answer the related questions on your handout.


RESEARCH!!

ONLINE DATABASES (all usernames and passwords are: lenapehs1)

Gale - Biography in Context -

  • Enter name of your Hall of Fame nominee in search box. (be sure to spell name correctly!)
  • Select the person you are researching from list of results
  • Maximize your browser window and scroll down page to see all forms of information
  • Find detailed biographies, links to websites and articles from newspapers, magazines & academic journals

WEBSITES

*Only use RELIABLE websites -- make sure you trust the author!
*Do not use Wikipedia
*Search in google for "official" websites or sites from reliable sources.

Authority - Is the author reliable and known? Is the author trustworthy and knowledgeable about the subject?
Accuracy - Is the information reliable and does someone check it?
Objectivity- Does page try to sway opinion? Is it free of bias?
Currency - When was page last updated? Is it dated?
Coverage - Does it provide in-depth material?
 

New Jersey Hall of Fame
http://njhalloffame.org/

Famous Biographies - Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/

Academy of Achievement: A Museum of Living History
http://achievement.org/

Official Website of the Nobel Prize
http://www.nobelprize.org/

 

BOOKS and eBOOKS

You can search our catalog (or ask Ms. Gaffney or Ms. Fauver) to help you find other books:

Lenape Online Catalog

eBooks - Reference books in digital format

  • Enter username - lenapehs1
  • Enter the name of your Hall of Fame nominee in the search box
  • This will find articles from our e-books (electronic reference books)
  • Click on title for full article.

 

CITING YOUR SOURCES

***All of our databases & eBooks will provide you with a full citation in MLA format

To cite other sources (websites & books), use a free online citation generator like http://easybib.com/
 

 

Created by Ms. Fauver for Ms. Riches' classes at Lenape High School. Last updated 3/14/2014 by Ms.Fauver. 

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Jaime M. Fauver,
Mar 14, 2014, 8:38 AM
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Jaime M. Fauver,
Mar 6, 2013, 9:24 AM