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Mr. Howard's RS Lit Class - Research Guide

posted Oct 12, 2016, 1:08 PM by Emily Benvenga   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 1:54 PM ]

Define the problem or purpose.
Identify the information needed.
          
First: Identify a topic.
    To clarify your thoughts and focus your topic, try stating your topic as various questions.
    For example, if your topic is drinking and driving, you could ask questions like: How does drinking affect driving? What are the laws on drinking and driving? What are the current statistics on drinking and driving?
Second: Identify the main concepts/keywords in the question/topic.
    Think of it as pulling out 'key' words or phrases that you will continually look for in your sources.  So for the topic of drinking and driving you might look for keywords such as causes, effects, laws, statistics, processes, etc.
Third: Test your topic.
    Test the main concepts or keywords by using them as search terms in our catalog (Destiny) or in one of the SD State Library databases.

Mrs. Weglin's English 1/Writing

posted Mar 5, 2015, 12:12 PM by Alissa Adams   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 9:52 AM by Emily Benvenga ]

*SIRS Researcher
http://library.sd.gov > Children & Youth Services > Homework Resources > SIRS Researcher

*World Book Encyclopedia Advanced
http://library.sd.gov > Children & Youth Services > Homework Resources > World Book Advanced
*If you're using the SD State Library databases off campus, you will need our log in. Ask Ms. Adams for it.

Locate a book in our library using our online catalog, Destiny.
https://spearfish.follettdestiny.com or go to the SHS homepage and click on Library Media.

Here are some websites that are essentially wikis that anyone can add to or edit on the web. Use these with caution and for background information.
http://www.debate.org/
http://www.procon.org/
http://www.debatepedia.org/

Mr. Nida's Geography

posted Mar 4, 2015, 9:34 AM by Alissa Adams   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 9:50 AM by Emily Benvenga ]

SD State Library databases... Locate articles, maps, etc.
*SIRS Discoverer: http://library.sd.gov > SIRS Discoverer > Do a keyword search or click on a tab in the Subject Tree
*World Book Encyclopedia: http://library.sd.gov > World Book Advanced (also take a look at the Explore the World link)
*Discovering Collection: http://library.sd.gov > Discovering Collection > click on Geography tab or do a keyword search
*If accessing the SD State Library databases off campus, you will need our log in.  See Ms. Eggebraaten.

Websites... Locate articles and other information.
Finding Dulcinea: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/edu/Sites-for-Learning-About-Countries.html
World Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Virtual Sources: http://www.virtualsources.com/
Google Sightseeing: http://googlesightseeing.com/


Ms. O'Dell's English 1/Writing

posted Oct 13, 2014, 9:19 AM by Alissa Adams   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 9:45 AM by Emily Benvenga ]

eTask: Locate print sources in the library.
Vocabulary: Online Card Catalog = Destiny, Call Number, Keyword vs. Subject, Index, Table of Contents

LOCATE PRINT BOOKS using DESTINY
Use Destiny, our online card catalog, to locate books in our library based on keyword or subject.  Remember, subject narrows your search to what the book is actually about, and keyword broadens your search to locate the word within the book's record in Destiny.

Be sure to note the call number when you go to look for the book on the shelf. It corresponds to the little label at the bottom of the book's spine. The call number is very important! It tells you where the book is located on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal System.


This lesson encompasses the following standards:
SD School Library Content Standard: INQUIRY & PROBLEM SOLVING: Standard 1: The student will use a process of questioning, accessing, evaluating, and applying information to share and create new knowledge. (1.12.1; 1.12.2; 1.12.3; 1.12.4; 1.12.5; 1.12.6) 
(Crosswalked AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner: 1.; 2)
(Crosswalked Common Core State Standards: CCR.W.7; CCR.W.8; CCR.W.9)

SD School Library Content Standard: MULTIPLE LITERACIES:
Standard 2: The student will read, view, listen, speak, and write to investigate, explore, create, and communicate for academic and personal growth. (2.12.2; 2.12.5; 2.12.7; 2.12.8) 
(Crosswalked AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner: 1.4.4; 1.1.6)

SD School Library Content Standard: ETHICAL PARTICIPATION: Standard 3: The student will use information and its tools in a responsible, safe, legal, and ethical manner.
(3.12.1; 3.12.2; 3.12.4; 3.12.15; 3.12.6; 3.12.7)  
(Crosswalked AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner: 3)


Hispanic Biography

posted Apr 16, 2013, 10:32 AM by adamsali@meadeschools.org   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 9:45 AM by Emily Benvenga ]

Persuasive Research

posted Mar 11, 2013, 7:58 AM by Alissa Adams   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 9:44 AM by Emily Benvenga ]

*Remember, if you're using the SD State Library databases off campus, you will need our log in. Ask Ms. Eggebraaten for it!

*SIRS Researcher
http://library.sd.gov >Children & Youth Services >Homework Resources >SIRS Researcher >Pro vs. Con or >Leading Issues

*World Book Encyclopedia Advanced
http://library.sd.gov >Children & Youth Services > Homework Resources > World Book Advanced

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