CIP Project Notes
Community Impact Project Notes (One for each of your 3 sources)
Full MLA citation:
Source type (book, article from database, website, etc.):
Date found ___________________
How do you know this is a trustworthy source?
Directions for Note Taking:
On the back of this page, write at least three facts from the source that you can use in your community impact project writeup. Note the location of each fact so that you can easily find it again (chapter, page, and/or paragraph). Each fact should be approximately one sentence. Paraphrase the information using your own words (no direct quotations).
In addition, print out or copy the pages you use from the source and LABEL THEM so you know which source it is. You will attach these pages to your final community impact project writeup.
If you are copying from a book, copy both the title page and the copyright page in addition to the page or pages you use.
Community Impact Project, 2012
English/Science 8: Community Impact Project Library Research
November 14 & 15, 2012
To do today by the end of the period:
- Use databases, the free Web, and/or a book to find at least one article (or a couple of pages of a book) that relates to your Community Impact Project.
Possible places to start:
* ProQuest. Login = 32-3398. Password = bigchalk.
* Library catalog, accessed through the student portal of http://flintridgeprep.org.
* Opposing Viewpoints for political and social topics.
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/la85110. Password = LA85110
* LibGuides. Go to the library website and click on “LibGuides,” then “Ms. Cooper’s and Ms. Thomas’s Community Impact Project Research,” to find one page with all sorts of information for this research project.
- On the notes packet, fill out the source information and then take notes on the article IN YOUR OWN WORDS. If information is not in your own words, you will not receive a passing grade on the notes section. Feel free to add additional notes on your own pages.
- If you finish early, start finding your second article and taking notes on it (which we will do in class on Thursday). You will also need a third, more specific article – probably a website – about the place or nonprofit where you will be working.
More Keyword Assistance
Video courtesy of University Libraries, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Still have questions?
Ask the librarians, Ms. Cooper, or Ms. Thomas if you're having trouble finding information on your topic, need help thinking of keywords, or if the book(s) you're looking for are nowhere to be found!