TOPICSCareer Option:What would be a worthwhile career to pursue? Why is that career worthwhile? Be sure to provide as much detail as possible about the career you choose.Worthwhile Cause Option:What is a local, national, or international cause that you think people should know more about? What do people need to know about it and why? Be sure to provide as much detail as possible about your cause.Educate Your Peers Option:What interesting subject would you like your peers to know more about? Be sure to provide as much detail as possible about your subject. Why is this subject so interesting?Current Events Option:There are lots of interesting things happening in the news today. For this option, your goal is to inform you reader with as much detail as possible about a current event happening in the news today. Be sure to provide background information and then discuss the event in the order that it occurred.
WHAT IS YOUR TOPIC? Go to one of the small whiteboards and write down your topic. If you don’t know your topic, write down which of the following topic categories interests you: Career Worthwhile Cause Educate your Peers Current Events
TYPES OF MATERIALS Magazine & newspaper articles Books Websites
FINDING MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Use search engines (databases) available through the library webpage.Library Databases/Search GoogleEnginesThese databases are limited Can be a needle in ato haystack to findnewspaper/magazine/journal newspaper/magazine articlesarticlesThere is no charge to access Often have to pay to accessthe articles the articles
USING LIBRARY DATABASES A specialized search engine available through the library webpage Contains newspaper, magazine, and journal articles Most of this content not available openly through a web search (i.e. googling)