Around The World by 8h479m


									                      AROUND THE WORLD – a geography research project

                      Name: ________________________ Teacher: _____________

You have won a trip around the world! You depart from Los Angeles on June 21st,
must choose three stops as you circumnavigate the globe, and return to Los
Angeles on July 7th.

Your “Around the World” report must contain:      For each of your three stops, include:
                                                       a expository snapshot of each of the
      Title page                                         three countries you’ll visit– research you
      final copy ____ pages typed or in ink              would do before you begin your travels!
      a map identifying your travel route        (population, land area in square miles and
      source identification = directions below   elevations, climate, landscape and vegetation,
       and on the OHS Style Sheet                 economy, history of people/culture, festivals, etc)        a lengthy journal or diary entry
       e/style/ style.htm                                 describing the city, landmarks, museums,
      a bibliography                                     and famous sites you’ll see -- you let us
      notes from library search days                     see exactly what you would see in vivid
                                                          descriptive language

Step 1: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (for your expository snapshot). Start your library
search with general subject encyclopedias (REF 031). Skim read two different "brands"
of encyclopedias and take notes, putting ideas in your own words. These ideas do not
have to be complete sentences.

Source identification        Use a clean sheet of paper for each encyclopedia. At the top of
every sheet, create a citation using this sample:

Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia
      britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia

As you take notes, paraphrase or put the information in your own writing voice so you are
not committing plagiarism. If something is vital and you need to write it down word for
word, use quotations marks and in the margin of your paper, write down the page numbers
the quotation was on.

OHS web site sources:
   The OHS Style Sheet for
     your social sciences classes, use the APA link at Purdue
   The OHS Library’s Research How To web page for more information
     on the research process and plagiarism

Step 2:      TRACE A MAP. Trace or xerox a map of the world. Use Maps on File
(REF 912 MAP) in the red binders on the Index Table; blank paper is available at the front
counter. For detailed maps, use the books in the Atlas Stand or in non-fiction 912.
Step 3:      SPECIALIZED REFERENCE SOURCES (for your expository snapshot or
journal entry). USING THE CARD CATALOG, do a subject search for Geography
research. Select 1-2 reference books and read the short articles on your destination.
Take copious notes and think about actually being there.

Source identification        Use a clean sheet of paper for each book. At the top of every
sheet, create a citation using this sample:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing
      manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC:
      American Psychological Association.

Step 4:      Browse the travel guides (914-919) here or at the public library! These are
great sources for your journal or diary entries!

** If you have a current ID card and Internet permission (WWW) sticker, hand your ID
card to Mrs. Burr at the front counter to use a networked computer. You must log in (your
student # and personal password) for the computer to work properly.

Always ask questions if you have any doubts. You can save to your folder on the student
server, save to a disk, or take notes. Disks are on sale at the counter if you need to buy
one. Remember that a printout will not count as taking notes; you must read the material
and put it in your own words and create a citation for each source.

If you are interested in printing, copy and paste into Microsoft Word first so you are aware
of how many pages you have; ask before you print. There is no printing of pictures, word
art, or maps.

Try all of the following resources:

____Geography (use the Country Report Link)

____Online Subcription Databases (passwords at the library front counter)

      Online Source identification    Use Citation Machine on the OHS Style Sheet to
       properly document your sources!

Follow Steps 1 - 6, a plan for successful research; use your time wisely and be
productive. Never hesitate to ask for help from your teacher or the library media
teacher, Mrs. Lewis.

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