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) http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/lmc/ohs/onlin 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 Britannica. 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 http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/lmc/ohs/online/style/style.htm for your social sciences classes, use the APA link at Purdue The OHS Library’s Research How To web page http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/lmc/ohs/researchhowto/howto.htm 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! Step 5: OHS LIBRARY COMPUTER NETWORK: ** 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: OHS INTERNET RESOURCE PAGE http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/lmc/ohs/netref/ref.htm ____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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