Use this simple checklist from the Big 6 to make sure your project is ready for your audience. You can download it and print it.
It’s easy to get organized using Google Drive. Use this checklist to help categorize, label, and personalize the information you have collected for your project. Access and download this PDF to help you evaluate whether this resource is what you need for your topic. Sign into your Google Account to save a copy of this document to your Google Drive.
In this video, learn about using quotation marks; Boolean operators “and,” “or,” and “not,” word stems; word variations; brackets for nested queries; and synonyms.
Encyclopedias are a great place to start gathering information. The articles are short and you will get a quick overview of what you know and need to know about your topic. You can also use World Book Student to view videos and images, read current events, and analyze maps and timelines.
ISearch pulls in information from magazine articles, encyclopedias, biographies, and more. Search for your topic and choose the Encyclopedia tab at the top. Select the very first result, the Research Starter, or one of the encyclopedia articles to help you gather the information that you know or need to know about your topic.
One of the best ways to find reliable information is to find a source that provides both sides of the argument. Points of View Reference Center is a database with points, counterpoints, and an overview of current events and problems. You can search for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles as well as graphics from valid resources.
Explora 6-8 is a database with a collection of magazines, newspapers, videos, and graphics chosen just for students in your grade. Search for your topic and keywords. You can even save the articles or images to your Google Drive or email them to yourself.
Explora 9-12 is a database with a collection of magazines, newspapers, videos, and graphics chosen just for students in high school. Search for your topic and keywords. You can even save the articles or images to your Google Drive or email them to yourself.