Our Library Collection
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & LINKS by holidays and topics below
This simple mnemonic helps our students learn and apply the basic steps of research similar to the BIG 6:
L ots of
E every time
"T" is TOPIC
"Q" is creating QUESTIONS on topic
"O" is ORGANIZING questions/big ideas
"L" is LIST primary/secondary sources
"L" is LOCATE sources
"E" is EVALUATE sources
Evaluate on: currency, credibility, read-ability and navigability: is it current? is author or org. an expert? facts are biasedor accurate? can i read, understand it? is website easy to use, links are active?) or CCRN
Next steps are Note-taking, drafting, editing, bibliography and final product.
T able of Contents
T opic Sentences
"TIGHT" is to skim or quickly look for responses to topic questions in a book's table of contents, index, glossary, headings and topic sentences (first 2 sentences of a paragraph). Always take notes in YOUR OWN WORDS & ACKNOWLEDGE the ideas of others.
EXAMPLES of PRIMARY SOURCES:
diaries, letters, personal belongings, original documents & pictures from person or during event.
EXAMPLES of SECONDARY SOURCES:
textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, websites made AFTER event or person expires.