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Media Specialist -Mr. May smay@miamisburg.k12.oh.us

 

  • Remember the 6 main issues to address when evaluating websites

 

    • Authority: Who are the authors and what makes them experts?
    • Accuracy: Are the facts accurate? Can you find info to verify what it says?
    • Objectivity: What is the purpose of the site? What are the author’s biases?
    • Currency: When was the page created or last updated?
    • Coverage: Does the site provide the info you need to address your topic?
    • Value: Was the site free of errors? Was the information on the site valuable to your research?

 

Websites

Info Ohio.

http://www.infohio.org/students/er/

FREE!!! Databases available to you as a Miamisburg student.  Search multiple databases at once through Isearch.  

If you’re trying to log-in from home the user name is: : miamisburg  password is: vikings

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/

The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections

Vision.org

http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/default.aspx

Takes an in-depth look at the current social issues in healthcare, science, the environment and moral values in society today.

http://www.globalissues.org

This site is edited by an individual, not an organization, and thus should not be cited as an official source. However, it has several useful links and background information that could help you focus your research and/or understand your topic. Some quotes from other reputable sources (like BBC) are included. You might be able to use those in your paper as direct quotes.

http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html

Provides in-depth research on current events and controversial topics. Reports are known for their balanced approach, providing both sides of an argument.

www.amnestyusa.org

This is a reputable source with links and information about various global issues. Click on “our priorities” to find information relevant to your topic.

www.hrw.org

Human Rights Watch is a reputable source with information about various contemporary global issues.

www.tolerance.org/maps/social_justice/index.html

If you click on California, you will get a list of organizations that help promote social justice. You could then go to that organization’s website or you could find one near you and visit it in person.

www.un.org/issues/index.asp

This site is a good place to start your research. It is a reputable source and has information about several global issues. If you look around, you’ll also find links specific to certain global issues. Links will help you identify organizations that address your topic.

www.bbc.co.uk

BBC is a reputable news source that will give you current world news.

www.nytimes.com

The New York Times is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.

www.usatoday.com

USA Today is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.
www.cnn.com

CNN is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.

.www.chicagotribune.com

The Chicago Tribune is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.

The Los Angeles Times is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.

www.latimes.com
www.daytondailynews.com

The Dayton Daily News  is a reputable news source that will give you current local, national and world news.

www.npr.org

NPR is a reputable news source that will give you current national and world news.

Additional Information

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources: How do you tell the difference?

 

Formatting Help  

How to do a hanging indent in Word

How to do a hanging indent in a Google document

 

 

10 Tips for Better searching!

https://drive.google.com/a/miamisburg.k12.oh.us/file/d/0B2IUKvKip929aTJNUEVJWldUaXM/view?usp=sharing

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