Conducting Research<br />A how-to for researching<br />
Plan the Project<br />Know your subject; What are you going to research?<br />Ask yourself, what do you already know about...
Search for Information<br />Here is a list of resources you can use to gather information about your subject:<br />School ...
Take Notes<br />Write down interesting facts about your subject that focus on the information you need.<br />Make sure to ...
Taking Notes<br />Name: Animals in Space<br />Main Question: What was the first animal in space?<br />
Cite Your Sources<br />Copying information without giving credit to the author is called Plagiarism. <br />To avoid plagia...
Bibliography<br />Books<br />Last Name, First Name. Name of book. City of publication: Publisher’s  name, Copyright Date.<...
A Sample Bibliography<br />Caidin, Martin. The Astronauts. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 	1961.<br />Marko, Katherin...
How do you know if your research is real?<br />Look for WHO wrote the information.<br />WHEN it was written.<br />Did the ...
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Conducting research

  1. 1. Conducting Research<br />A how-to for researching<br />
  2. 2. Plan the Project<br />Know your subject; What are you going to research?<br />Ask yourself, what do you already know about the subject?<br />Identify what you need to find out about your subject.<br />
  3. 3. Search for Information<br />Here is a list of resources you can use to gather information about your subject:<br />School and public library books<br />Encyclopedias<br />The Internet<br />Magazines<br />Dictionaries<br />*Make sure that you are searching online safely<br />
  4. 4. Take Notes<br />Write down interesting facts about your subject that focus on the information you need.<br />Make sure to write down your source. The source is the resource that tells where you got your facts from.<br />
  5. 5. Taking Notes<br />Name: Animals in Space<br />Main Question: What was the first animal in space?<br />
  6. 6. Cite Your Sources<br />Copying information without giving credit to the author is called Plagiarism. <br />To avoid plagiarism, we write a bibliography, which is a list, in alphabetical order, that contains all of the sources you used to create your project.<br />
  7. 7. Bibliography<br />Books<br />Last Name, First Name. Name of book. City of publication: Publisher’s name, Copyright Date.<br />Greenfield, Eloise. Rosa Parks. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1973.<br />Encyclopedias<br />“Article Title”. Name of encyclopedia. Copyright date. <br />"Ant". World Book Encyclopedia. 1990.<br />Internet<br />Author. “Title” Group Title. Date created or revised. Institution. Date you saw it. <URL><br />"Bones." Newton's Apple. National Science Teacher's Association. 10 March 2000.<http://ericir.syr.edu/Projects/Newton/14/bones12.htm><br />
  8. 8. A Sample Bibliography<br />Caidin, Martin. The Astronauts. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1961.<br />Marko, Katherine M. Animals in Orbit: Monkeynauts and Other Pioneers in Space. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.<br />"U.S. Widens Its Lead in Space Race." U.S. News and World Reports. 13 Feb 1961: 46.<br />"The Right Stuff". The Washington Post. 21 Jan 1983, A16.<br />"Laika, the first dog in space." Starchild, a service of NASA. 4 Apr 2002. <http://starchild.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/space_level2/laika.html><br />
  9. 9. How do you know if your research is real?<br />Look for WHO wrote the information.<br />WHEN it was written.<br />Did the author CITE SOURCES?<br />Has the site won any awards?<br />What makes you think the author is an expert?<br />

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