Ms. Baroti’s Grade 9 Pre-IB English class will be “coming” into the library to review researching an issue as it relates to The Chrysalids for their essay.
Below you can find a wonderful resource that will support your research.
Remember in any research, it is important to be deliberate about your search terms. Remember that simply typing your question/theme/topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.
To access a reliable database such as Global Issues in Context, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose Grades 9-12 and either scroll down until you find it or type it into the search box. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital learnmark accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner.
You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.
From Owl Purdue:
Many of you will be using articles that are found within databases so you will need to cite the article and after that, add the database information.
An Article from an Online Database (or Other Electronic Subscription Service)
Cite online databases (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest, JSTOR, ScienceDirect) and other subscription services as containers. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. If a DOI is not provided, use the URL instead. Provide the date of access if you wish.
Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155.
Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009.