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Research Guide

FOR THIS PROJECT, YOU WILL GATHER INFO FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES:

      • News Agency Websites: up-to-date and current news
      • Advocacy Websites: websites that will give you persuasive information and data
      • Library Databases: unbiased and updated information that is good for understanding the background of your topic
      • Other Sources: any other websites, books, interviews etc. that give you trustworthy information

YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO MAKE A BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR YOUR SOURCES.

WEBSITES

For this project, it is VERY important to evaluate your sources! Here are some tools to help you:

Use the acronym CART:

  • CURRENT- Is the source up to date?
  • ACCESSIBLE- Can you understand it?
  • RELEVANT- Does it have helpful information on your topic?
  • TRUSTWORTHY- Can you trust the information?
CARTHandout.pdf

Check your news source for media bias:

  • Use the website ALLSIDES to check for media bias

Use Ad Fontes Media's MEDIA BIAS CHART to evaluate for media bias





DATABASES

NEWSDATABASES:

ADVOCACY DATABASES:

General Databases:

Citation Help

CREATE A CITATION USING DATABASE TOOLS

CREATE A CITATION USING EASYBIB

Citations-Databases.mov
Citations- EasyBib.mov

BIBLIOGRAPHY CITED PAGE

BIBLIOGRAPHY & IN-TEXT CITATIONS GRADING RUBRIC

Choose to Participate Sources Cited Page (Example)
CTP Sources Cited Page Grading Rubric