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Senior research model

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Senior research model

  1. 1. Morning/Afternoon Task… <ul><li>Open Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Open a blank document </li></ul><ul><li>Insert in the footer : your name today’s date, teacher’s name and period (center this information) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize the document and be prepared to answer the quiz questions when directed </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>
  2. 3. Seniors’ Last Stand A Tour of Information Resources for the 12 th Grade Research Project
  3. 4. Presented by C. T. Wicks, Media Specialist In collaboration with Mr. Letsch Instructor- English Department
  4. 5. Student Objectives…( will be able to ) <ul><li>Identify and use the web access PHS catalog-Destiny to locate information on selected authors </li></ul><ul><li>Apply research skills to locate information from a variety of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Use electronic resources to gather information on an assigned topic </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and organize gathered information to meet required project standards </li></ul>
  5. 6. Okay, so I’m a senior, I don’t want to admit it, but I’m confused… <ul><li>All authors on the reading list are boring… </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical notes? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the point? </li></ul><ul><li>I still don’t understand those weird abbreviations… </li></ul><ul><li>I’m clueless as to finding or preparing a thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>What’s a works cited? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Knowing the Vocabulary… <ul><li>Web Based Catalog/Destiny/Destiny Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean Operators/Advanced Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia ( print/electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual biography </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized Literary Resources </li></ul><ul><li>British Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative Resource Index (Key to Abbreviations) </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Information Retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Information Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Web Addresses- The Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation/Works Cited/Panther’s Pen </li></ul>
  7. 8. I know this stuff? Right? “Every senior says this before beginning the senior project!”
  8. 9. The Quiz <ul><li>Go to DESTINY /Destiny Quest (web-based catalog) </li></ul><ul><li>http://destiny.bcps.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=112 </li></ul><ul><li>Locate a book about Jane Austen and one by Jane Austen </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the author? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the call number? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the title? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of search did you perform? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the publisher? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there an editor? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the city of publication? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a web express link? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Quiz continued... <ul><li>Given the following literary resource abbreviations, list the full name of each: </li></ul><ul><li>BLC DC </li></ul><ul><li>BW DLB </li></ul><ul><li>CA SFW/SSFS </li></ul><ul><li>CLC PC </li></ul><ul><li>DA (announcement) TCLC </li></ul><ul><li>NFS WLC </li></ul>
  10. 11. Quiz stuff continued… <ul><li>Answer questions quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include your name in the footer </li></ul><ul><li>Print your paper to Library Lab 1 or 2 printer </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for further instructions </li></ul>
  11. 12. Using Destiny (Web Access Catalog - 24/7) <ul><li>Locate Destiny </li></ul><ul><li>http:// destiny.bcps.org/common/welcome.jsp?sit =112 </li></ul><ul><li>from the BCPS Home page/Icon on desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Open Catalog – What are the four main ways to locate books? </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Web Express What kind of information can you retrieve from there? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Cumulative Index to Resources
  13. 14. From the Cumulative Index <ul><li>Author # 1: Thomas Hardy </li></ul><ul><li>BRW6 </li></ul><ul><li>BRWC1 </li></ul><ul><li>CDBLB 1890-1914 </li></ul><ul><li>DA </li></ul><ul><li>NFS 3,11,15 </li></ul><ul><li>TCLC 4,10,18,32,48 </li></ul><ul><li>WLC </li></ul>
  14. 15. Literary References <ul><li>Our collection houses many multi-volume sets </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to check the reference area and DESTINY for every possible title. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember reference items are loaned overnight. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Connecting to ‘Literature Resource Center ’ <ul><li>Literature Resource Center is an online database provided through the MD-K-12 Digital Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources include: Selected Contemporary Authors, Literary Criticism, biographical and critical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>From Destiny , select databases on the left /Student menu from BCPS home page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/feebased/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Select Literature Resource Center </li></ul>
  16. 17. What if I really want to use the Internet? ( If you insist…) <ul><li>The Literature Resource Center provides links to individual authors’ pages </li></ul><ul><li>After using the suggested resources take some time to find these sites/information </li></ul>
  17. 18. Tips for the Internet <ul><li>Use key works or the author’s name (“ “) </li></ul><ul><li>You can dual search using Poly Cola </li></ul><ul><li>http://polycola.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean searches/advanced searching is recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Check in the Panther’s Pen for proper citing of the address </li></ul>
  18. 19. Sample Bibliography <ul><li>“ Biographical Sketch. Thomas Hardy.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Literary Biography-Victorian </li></ul><ul><li>Novelists After 1885 . Ed. Ira B. Nadel. Vol. </li></ul><ul><li>18. The Gale Group, 1983. 119-141. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://galenet.galegroup.com > </li></ul><ul><li>Delden, Maarten Van. “ Christopher Unborn” New Leader </li></ul><ul><li> 27 November, 1989:17. </li></ul><ul><li>Stevenson, John Allen. “A Vampire in the Mirror: the </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality of Dracula.” PMLA March, 1988:139-149. </li></ul><ul><li>Rpt. In World Literature Criticism Volume 6. Ed. James </li></ul><ul><li>Draper. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1992. 3469-3478. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Exactly what do we do?
  20. 21. Basic Seven Steps <ul><li>Select topic/author and plan strategy(6) </li></ul><ul><li>Gather/Sort/Sift basic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Gather /Sort/Sift specialized resources </li></ul><ul><li>Gather/Sort/Sift electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize/Evaluate information found </li></ul><ul><li>Final Synthesis/draft of project (meet teacher’s criteria) </li></ul><ul><li>Final draft/complete project –ready for teacher </li></ul>
  21. 22. When all else fails <ul><li>B.O.O.K. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this revolutionary technology to get the job done </li></ul><ul><li>Use it any time and it will never crash </li></ul><ul><li>Use the book mark accessory to get to the exact page you need </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your school library, public, or university library to get as many of the B.O.O.K.s on your author/s that you possibly can </li></ul><ul><li>It will be an ’A” for a Senior who is well organized and information and technologically literate </li></ul><ul><li>Good Luck! </li></ul>
  22. 23. Where do I start? <ul><li>Begin with the Cumulative Index </li></ul><ul><li>Use bibliographies found in the biographical resources </li></ul><ul><li>Check the web based catalog DESTINY/Destiny Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for assistance...We’ll help you! </li></ul><ul><li>Good Luck! </li></ul>
  23. 25. Sample Bibliography <ul><li>“ Biographical Sketch- F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Dictionary of Literary Biography – American Writers in Paris, 1920-1929 . Ed. Karen Lane Rood. Vol. 4. The Gale Group, 1980. 132-150. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> < http://www.galenet.com > </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delden, Maarten Van. “Christopher Unborn” New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Leader 27 November, 1989: 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stevenson, John Allen. “A Vampire in the Mirror: the Sexuality of Dracula.” PMLA March, 1988: 139049. Rpt. In World Literature Criticism Volume 6. Ed. James P. Draper. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1992. 3469-3478. </li></ul></ul>

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