Posted by Alia on .
What should I include in my Dust Bowl Reaserch???????
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You may have to search and research, but once you learn some good sources and methods, you should have success. In addition to searching on the Internet, you also need to make best friends with the reference librarian(s) in your local or college library. Libraries these days subscribe to enormous research databases, and they are often more useful than Internet searches. Ask your librarian if you have access to EBSCOHost -- it has several databases within it, including at least three for health sciences, one for military and government, one huge one for academic research, and others.
For Internet searching:
At this webpage, you can go immediately to the search sites (first three columns across the top) -- or even better you can scroll down until you see the section called HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. Those are the links to start with. You'll not only learn how to come up with good search terms, but also how to evaluate the webpages you get as results. Some will be good and others will be garbage. You need to know how to tell the difference.
My favorite way to search is to go to Google's advanced search page http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en and put my search words or phrases into the first or second search box (either "all the words" or "exact phrase"). Another is to start out at http://scholar.google.com. However, there many other strategies for searching you can use, and the HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET section will help you best.
Learning to use Google or other search engines can save you time and help you learn to find information efficiently. Here are some websites that can teach you how:
... and one to help you judge whether a particular website's information is worth your time:
I still don't understand what to write about is there any 6th grade website for this???
- ELA - Writeacher,
I know where to get the facts from,but I want to know what should I write in my reaserach on the Dustbowl (Remember 6th grade) thx
The first thing to do when you're doing research is to read lots of information. Take notes on what you think is important.
Read these sites carefully.
After you've read these articles and taken notes, make an outline of what facts you want to include in your report.
Then you'll be ready to write it.
Be sure to include these facts about the Dust Bowl:
WHO was affected?