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8th Grade Language Arts Argument Research: Databases

GALE In Context - Opposing Viewpoints

        GO TO DATABASE: Opposing Viewpoints In Context Web image    + Password (if outside of school)

  • SEARCH: KEYWORDS from your planning sheet  -->  Search box at top of screen,
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Result is a list of articles organized by type of article.  Browse titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:   Click on the Google Drive icon below the article title 
        *Log into Google Drive.  
        *
    Article is saved in a WORD doc in your My Drive in a folder called GALE In Context-Opposing Viewpoints.
  • CITATION: Export citations --> NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first.  
            Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition. In the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. Make sure citation looks ok - select your NoodleTools project and click Import references button.

GALE In Context - Middle School

GO TO DATABASE: GALE In Context - Middle School: + PASSWORD (if outside of school)

  • SEARCHKEYWORDS from your planning sheet  -->  Search box at top of screen,
  • CHOOSE ARTICLEResult is a list of articles organized by type of article.  Browse titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:   Click on the Google Drive icon below the article title 
        *Log into Google Drive.  
        *
    Article is saved in a WORD doc in your My Drive in a folder called GALE In Context-Middle School
  • CITATION: Export citations --> NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first.  
            Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition. In the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. Make sure citation looks ok - select your NoodleTools project and click Import references button.

GALE OneFile HS

GO TO DATABASE: GALE OneFile HS:  + Password 

  • SEARCHKEYWORDS from your planning sheet  -->  Search box at top of screen,
  • CHOOSE ARTICLEResult is a list of articles organized by type of article.  Browse titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:   Click on the Google Drive icon below the article title 
        *Log into Google Drive.  
        *
    Article is saved in a WORD doc in your My Drive in a folder called GALE OneFile HS.
  • CITATION: Export citations --> NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first.  
            Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition. In the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. Make sure citation looks ok - select your NoodleTools project and click Import references button.

GALE Virtual Reference Library eBook Database

GALE Virtual Reference Library

Directions for Searching GALE Virtual Reference Library  (Reference eBooks)

  • SEARCHKEYWORDS from your planning sheet  -->  Search box at top of screen,
  • CHOOSE CHAPTERResult is a list of articles organized by type of article.  Browse titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE CHAPTER:   Click on the Google Drive icon below the article title 
        *Log into Google Drive.  
        *
    Article is saved in a WORD doc in your My Drive in a folder called GALE Virtual Reference Library
  • CITATION: Export citations --> NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first.  
            Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition. In the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. Make sure citation looks ok - select your NoodleTools project and click Import references button.

EBSCOhost Explora Databases

 GO TO DATABASE:  Ebsco host Kids Search     + PASSWORD (if outside of school)

 

  • Scroll and select this database: Explora Secondary School
  • SEARCH: Keywords from planning sheet --> Search bar at top of screen.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Browse article titles and summaries.
        *Choose an article by clicking on the title
       *Articles display as PDF files and/or HTML web pages.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:  
        *Select the Google Drive icon on the far right.

         *A pop up box should appear prompting you to login to Google Drive (if needed). 
        *Click Allow to save the article to your Google Drive in a folder named EBSCO
         *NOTE: If the pop up box does not appear, look in the URL/search bar at top of screen for a red and black pop up icon.  Click it and select "Allow
    popups for this site", then try again.
  • CITATION: Is at the top or bottom of the article or Select Cite button on far right, scroll down to find the MLA format, then copy/paste this into NoodleTools.

SIRS Discoverer

GO TO DATABASE: SIRS Discoverer+ PASSWORD (if outside of school)
Click the link above.                                                                      

  • Keyword Search:  Enter your chosen keywords in the search box and hit Enter.
  • Sort by:  default is  Relevance. Can also set to Date to see most recent articles.

OR

  • Scroll down and select Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Select your topic from the list.
  • Read through Topic Overview and Essential Questions to get some ideas on your issue.
  • Click on the article links related to your topic.

Once you've chosen an article:

  • Save article: In blue Tools box on left, select Save to Google Drive.  The article will be saved in your My Drive in a folder named Proquest SIRS Discoverer.
  • CITATION: Select Cite, copy MLA8 citation and paste into your NoodleTools project Sources page. 

GALE In Context - Science

GO TO DATABASE: GALE In Context - Science: + PASSWORD (if outside of school)

  • SEARCHKEYWORDS from your planning sheet  -->  Search box at top of screen,
  • CHOOSE ARTICLEResult is a list of articles organized by type of article.  Browse titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:   Click on the Google Drive icon below the article title 
        *Log into Google Drive.  
        *
    Article is saved in a WORD doc in your My Drive in a folder called GALE In Context-Middle School
  • CITATION: Export citations --> NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first.  
            Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition. In the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. Make sure citation looks ok - select your NoodleTools project and click Import references button.

General Information

 Username/passwords are needed if accessing these databases from home. (See your  student assignment pad or ask Media Center staff.)

Articles from these databases can be printed out, saved on your personal drive,  flash drive or to your Google Drive,   e-mailed to a personal email address or (for GALE databases) submitted to a Google Classroom assignment.

 

Purpose of Research

Gr 8 Research Planning

NoodleTools Notes Feature

NoodleTools Outline Feature

NoodleTools for Citations

WAMS Databases and NoodleTools Features

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