- Choose a topic from the list your teacher has provided regarding 1550-1650 England/Europe.
- Research your topic by consulting at least five sources, at least two of which must be print. Remember, each article, even if its from the same database, is a different source.
- Research, read, take notes, organize, create a Works Cited page.
- Then develop a Power Point presentation.
- Use Boolen operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc.), e.g. Renaissance AND inventions, music OR dance
- Use quotation marks around an exact phrase, e.g. "King James" or "Tower of London"
- Think of synonyms if your initial keyword search is not giving you what you want, e.g. you might try 'prison' instead of 'cr'ime and punishment'
- Use the advanced search option to comibine terms or narrow your search.
- Do not use conversational language when searching databases, e.g. What things were invented during the Renaissance?
Don't forget: databases and ebooks make citing your sources super easy! The MLA citation is either listed for you at the bottom of the article or available with a click or two.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats/medias evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
Conduct short and long research projects to answer a question or solve a problem.
Databases are a great place for you to access all kinds of information including easy to cite images!
Articles in a database that come from a work originally published as a print source (reference book, journal article) are considered PRINT sources.
These are "print" sources, too. They are actually print books that are being made available to you electronically.
This book is also available in print.
Chapter "Romeo and Juliet" from the ebook Shakespeare for Students.
Gives historical context to the works of William Shakespeare, discussing daily life in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Provides important background information on the practice of writing and producing plays in Shakespeare's England.