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- Read the requirements carefully. All the information you need to do your best has been provided to you by Ms. Jack Peters.
- Think about which topic speaks to you. You will be spending a fair amount of time on this topic. Make it one that you can handle researching and that you find somewhat interesting.
- Pre-research your topic. To build proper knowledge, read a bit about your topic on Wikipedia or watch a YouTube video on your topic.
- Search. Using keywords, find articles that speak to the answer to your question and your thesis statement. As you search, be organized so you can refer to your notes and cite them properly.
- Outline your paper and write. You should know before you begin what's going where, how you will begin and end your paper.
Academic One File This link opens in a new window
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly.
Opposing Viewoints This link opens in a new window
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Student Resources in Context This link opens in a new window
Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more.