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Research Words to Know

cite
give the information of the source used

database
a collection of articles, usually from journals
and magazines subscribed to by a library

note card
a white card to record facts and ideas in
a word or a short phrase

paraphrase  
to express the meaning of a writer or speaker
in your own words

plagiarize 
to take the work or ideas of someone else and
pass it off as your own

search engine
uses a program to search the internet to 
match the key words entered by the researcher.
Google is an example of a search engine

source
where you get your information
(for example, a book or website)

source card 
a colored card to record where you got
information or ideas

website 
a free collection of web pages containg specific
information, accessed through a search engine

works cited 
a list of sources you have used

 

Note & Source Card Expectations

1.  Put your name on each card.

2.  Put a source number on each note card.
     The number will correspond to a
     source card.

3.  Each subtopic should be in question
     form.

4.  One fact per note card. 
     There should be three facts per subtopic.

5.  Notes should be one word or short  
     phrases, 
in your own words.

  

 

Why do we cite sources?

Why do you need to cite your sources?

  • To be a responsible researcher by giving credit to the original author and his/her ideas

  • To avoid plagiarism

  • To allow the reader to track down the sources you used

Note Card Rules Video

Taking Notes Video

 

Note Taking - Helps avoid plagiarism

  • Locate a relevant and credible source (examples include a book, magazine, database or web site)
  • Find the information you need
  • Write down key words or phrases
  • Put the source aside and formulate your own ideas based on your notes
  • Compare your version to the sources 
  • Cite the source
 

BrainPop Video - Paraphrasing

 

Book Source Card Example

 

Note Card Example - From Book

 

Note Card Example - From Book

 

Noodle Tools - Citation Creator

Click above to link to NoodleTools

Log in through your Google account.

User Name

LastnameFirstInitial@district90.org
(or LastnameFirstName if sibling has the same initials)

Password

Cap Initials + id# + 0

 

Note Taking Video

 

BrainPop Video - Plagiarism

 

Website Source Card Example

 

Note Card Example - From Website

 

Digital Image Source Card Example

Use this source card when you use an image (picture) that you find on the internet or in a database.
Often all of the requested information is not available; fill out as much as you can.

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