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8th Grade Language Arts Argument Research: Databases

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

             Opposing Viewpoints In Context Web imageClick on the icon.       Enter password if outside of school.

 

 

  • SEARCH: Type keywords in search box at top of screen, or scroll down screen and select a general topic or click on a specific topic link.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Results are list of articles organized by type of article and related to your keywords.  Browse the titles and click on title to view articles.
  • SAVE ARTICLE: Log into Google at top of screen.  In Tools menu at right,  select DOWNLOAD and Save to Google Drive and Download. Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in My Drive in a folder called Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
  • CITATIONCan export citation directly to NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first. 

    Click Citation Tools, make sure it is set to MLA 8th Edition, then in dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. On next screen, make sure citation looks ok, then select the NoodleTools project to import to and click Import references button.

EBSCOhost Explora Databases

         Ebsco host Kids Search    Click on the EBSCOhost icon.       Click login and enter password if outside of school.

Any of these databases listed would be good sources: Explora Secondary School,  Points of View (not the Overview/Pro/Con articles), Science Reference Center.

Explora Secondary School:

  • SEARCH: Type keywords in search bar at top of screen.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Browse article titles and abstracts. Choose an article by clicking on the title. Articles display as PDF files.
  • 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, check up in the URL/search bar 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.

GALE Research in Context

Research in Context: (Reference eBooks, and Reference, Magazine, Journal and Newspaper articles, Images)

  • CHOOSE DATABASE: Click Research in Context link. Enter password and click Proceed if accessing from home.
  • KEYWORDS: Type in your keywords  in search box at top of screen.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Click on the type of articles you would like to look at.  Browse articles to choose one that best answers one or more of your research questions.
  • SAVE ARTICLE: Log into Google at top of screen (@bernardsboe.com) In Tools box, click DOWNLOAD, Save to Google Drive and Download. Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in My Drive in a folder called Research in Context.
  • CITATION: Can export citation directly to NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first. 

    Click Citation Tools, make sure set to MLA 8th Edition, then in dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. On next screen, check that citation is ok, then choose the NoodleTools project to import this citation to and click Import references button.

GALE Virtual Reference Library eBook Database

GALE Virtual Reference Library

(Reference eBooks)

  • DATABASE: Click on GALE Virtual Reference Library link above.
  • SEARCH: Type keywords in search box at top of screen to search all eBooks.
  • CHOOSE Chapter: Results are list of eBook sections/chapters related to your topic.  Click on chapter title orange link to open.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:  In Tools menu at right,  select DOWNLOAD and Save to Google Drive and Download.Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in My Drive in a folder called GALE Virtual Reference Library.
  • CITATION: Can export citation directly to NoodleTools project.  Make sure you are logged into NoodleTools first. 

    Click Citation Tools, make sure set to MLA 8th Edition, then in dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export.

 

 

Proquest

ProQuest  (Available in school only)

Click on Proquest. Now includes newspapers, magazines and journals!

Keyword search: First select Full Text box then enter keywords.

  • Preview: Click Preview button to the right of article to see article Abstract (summary).

Getting quality results: (Features on left side of screen)

  • Sort:  by Relevance is default (recommended to start)  Can also try Most recent first
  • Narrow Results by: Can limit your results by source type, subject, etc.

Emailing/Saving:

  • Tools: Box on right of article screen. Choose Email, Print or Export to PDF.
     
  • Email, For Content select Full-text, click Bibliography checkbox and Citation Style – MLA7, enter your email address and click Continue.
  • Save as PDF: Click Save as PDF button and save article to your H drive. Then upload to Google Drive manually.
  • Current citation format is MLA 8 so cannot just copy the citation.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer                                                                            

  • Keyword Search:  Enter your chosen keywords in the search box and hit Enter.
  • Sort by:  default is  Relevance. Can also set to Date to find 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.  Article will be saved in your My Drive in a folder labeled Proquest SIRS Discoverer
  • CITATION: Select Cite, copy MLA8 citation and paste into NoodleTools. 

 

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.

 

Gr 8 Research Planning

NoodleTools Notes Feature

NoodleTools Outline Feature

NoodleTools for Citations