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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 and select a general topic OR click on a specific topic link.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Result is a list of articles organized by type of article and related to your keywords.  Browse the titles and click on a title to view the article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:   In Tools menu at right,  select  Send to Google Drive.  If prompted, log into Google Drive.  Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in your 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 the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, click Export. On the next screen, make sure citation looks ok, then select your 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 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 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 EBSCONOTE: 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.

GALE Research in Context

Research in Context:  Click this blue link.  Enter password and click Proceed if accessing from home.

  • KEYWORDS: Type your keywords in the search box at top of the screen.
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Click on the type of articles you would like to look at (Reference, magazine, etc.)  Browse articles and click on a title to see the full article.
  • SAVE ARTICLE:  In Tools box, click Send to Google Drive. Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in your 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 it's set to MLA 8th Edition, then in the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools and click Export. On next screen, check that citation is ok, then choose your NoodleTools project to import this citation to and click Import references button.

GALE Virtual Reference Library eBook Database

GALE Virtual Reference Library

Directions for Searching GALE Virtual Reference Library  (Reference eBooks)

  • DATABASE: Click on GALE Virtual Reference Library link in box above.
  • SEARCH: Type keywords in the search box at top of the screen to search all eBooks, or click on book cover to search a specific eBook or eBook set.
  • CHOOSE Chapter: Results are a list of eBook sections/chapters related to your topic.  Click on the orange section/chapter title link to view the section/chapter.
  • SAVE SECTION/CHAPTER:  In Tools menu at right, select Send to Google Drive. Log into Google Drive if prompted. Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in your 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 it's set to MLA 8th Edition, then in the dropdown for Export, choose NoodleTools, and click Export.

 

 

Proquest

ProQuest  (Available in school only)
Click on Proquest link above.

Keyword search: First select FullText box then enter keywords.

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

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

  • Sort:  by Relevance is the 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 Download PDF.
     
  • Email, For complete article and citation info, select Full-text, click Bibliography checkbox and Citation Style – MLA7, enter your email address and click Continue.
  • Download PDF: Click Download PDF button and save the article to your H drive. Then upload to Google Drive manually.
  • Citation format is NOT in MLA 8 format so cannot just copy the citation. 

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer
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. 

 

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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