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So now that we know Boolean isn’t a leaning ghost… How do you decide what to search for…
You have been assigned a research project… <ul><li>When you are assigned a research project by one of your teachers, they ...
Finding Information <ul><li>A number of things can happen when you start on your information hunt. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Y...
How do you know if your topic is too broad? <ul><li>Too many results </li></ul><ul><li>Results don’t have the information ...
Narrowing your search <ul><li>What are some ways that you can narrow your search topic? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Sear...
How do you know if your topic is too narrow? <ul><li>Not enough results </li></ul><ul><li>No results </li></ul><ul><li>No ...
Expanding your search <ul><li>What are some ways that you can expand your search? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean search usi...
Some practice High School Teacher School High School Teacher Social Studies Teacher 9th grade teacher Mr. Vickers Arrange ...
Some practice Junior High School Teacher School Junior High School Teacher Social Studies Teacher 7th grade teacher Ms. Ev...
Some   Practice Tree Apple Granny Smith Fruit Tree Fruit Seed Arrange these terms from Broadest to Narrowest
10 th  Grade Your Research Topic <ul><li>You are finishing up a unit on memoir writing. You must do a research project on ...
9 th  Grade   Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be reading “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. You may conduct r...
8 th  Grade   Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be doing research on a Important or Famous American. You need to provid...
7th Grade  Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be doing a report on an American Author. You must provide information abou...
Some Questions to help you <ul><li>What are some words you would use to search for this topic? (Keywords) </li></ul><ul><l...
Practice on Your Own <ul><li>Create broader and narrower terms for your research project on the worksheet you have been gi...
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  1. 1. So now that we know Boolean isn’t a leaning ghost… How do you decide what to search for…
  2. 2. You have been assigned a research project… <ul><li>When you are assigned a research project by one of your teachers, they will give you a topic in one of two ways. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research something to do with …. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research something specific (ie: Research the life of Anne Frank) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Finding Information <ul><li>A number of things can happen when you start on your information hunt. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You made a search that was too broad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You made a search that was too narrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You find exactly what you are looking for the first time </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How do you know if your topic is too broad? <ul><li>Too many results </li></ul><ul><li>Results don’t have the information you need </li></ul>
  5. 5. Narrowing your search <ul><li>What are some ways that you can narrow your search topic? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Search using AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your search terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is there something more specific you could look for? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do you know if your topic is too narrow? <ul><li>Not enough results </li></ul><ul><li>No results </li></ul><ul><li>No relevant results </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expanding your search <ul><li>What are some ways that you can expand your search? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean search using OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Search using Truncation (*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your search terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are there any categories your topic could fit under? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Some practice High School Teacher School High School Teacher Social Studies Teacher 9th grade teacher Mr. Vickers Arrange these terms from Broadest to Narrowest
  9. 9. Some practice Junior High School Teacher School Junior High School Teacher Social Studies Teacher 7th grade teacher Ms. Evans Arrange these terms from Broadest to Narrowest
  10. 10. Some Practice Tree Apple Granny Smith Fruit Tree Fruit Seed Arrange these terms from Broadest to Narrowest
  11. 11. 10 th Grade Your Research Topic <ul><li>You are finishing up a unit on memoir writing. You must do a research project on the process of memoir writing. </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do? </li></ul>
  12. 12. 9 th Grade Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be reading “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. You may conduct research on anything that has to do with “Romeo and Juliet” </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do? </li></ul>
  13. 13. 8 th Grade Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be doing research on a Important or Famous American. You need to provide information on their life, and why they are important. </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do? </li></ul>
  14. 14. 7th Grade Your Research Topic <ul><li>You will be doing a report on an American Author. You must provide information about this author’s life and why you chose them as a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Some Questions to help you <ul><li>What are some words you would use to search for this topic? (Keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>What are some broader terms for this? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some narrower terms for this? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Practice on Your Own <ul><li>Create broader and narrower terms for your research project on the worksheet you have been given. </li></ul>

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