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Databases Shown in Class

Use this link if you are IN SCHOOL

1. SIRS Researcher

2. Opposing Viewpoints

3. UMI Proquest

Use this link if you are AT HOME:

1. SIRS Researcher

2. Opposing Viewpoints

3. UMI Proquest


Research Notes: History/Background Information on Issue

** Introduction **

You need notes from a source that focuses on providing history and/or context for your issue. Your notes may be in bullet points, and they should include a mixture of paraphrased notes and “quote-worthy” quotes. You may write all notes in your own words, but you may not only use quotes as your notes. Anything copied & pasted must be in quotation marks or that’s plagiarism.  

Where should our sources come from? 

  • You will be finding 6 sources total

  • 3  sources should come from the ETHS databases

  • 1 source should be a book (multiple selections in the ETHS library) 

  • Rest of sources can be student choice, but must be credible source

Source #1


Part 1: Bibliographic Citation

Using proper MLA format, state the title, author, publication date, etc. 

If you are using the databases, most provide citations if you click on the “cite” button. If you use sources outside of the databases, use the sources below to help you create the citation. 

Part 2: Paraphrased Notes

Write notes (at least 6-8 bullet points) that address the history and/or context of your topic: 

  • What information is important to know about the issue to understand the arguments that will be presented? 

Part 2: Important Quotes (Quote-Worthy!)

Write at least 2 direct quotes from the article that you think are significant. These should be quotes that would have less of an impact if paraphrased.