Some Helpful Tips
You will write a research paper on a topic of your choice with a strong thesis statement and 3-5 sources to support it.
- Think carefully about your search terms and combine when you can to get the most relevant results. You may discover a new search term when you start sifting through the results that you find first. For example, "japanese animation" might lead you to "manga."
- Use your research to inform your thesis. In other words, don't have your mind already made up about what you are going to write. You might already know something about your topic, but the whole point of research is to learn something new. Besides, if you are looking for support of your own, preconceived ideas, you might not find a lot. It will be easier for you to write about what the experts are writing about.
Search Destiny - Look for Print Materials @ ORHS Library
There are a lot of great print sources available and some of your topics will be especially easy to research with print materials from the library. Write down the call number and check to see whether the book is available (checked in) before heading to find it on the shelves. Don't hesitate to let Mrs. Milloway know if you need help,
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Draw evidence form literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.