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8th grade service component
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CIP Project Notes

Community Impact Project Notes (One for each of your 3 sources) 

Source # 1 (or 2, or 3) – your topic in general


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:


  1. 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


* Opposing Viewpoints for political and social topics. 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.




  • In ProQuest, use only one word/phrase per line. Example: ELDERLY on the first line and MUSIC on the next if you are interested in playing music in retirement homes, or SKID ROW on one line and LOS ANGELES on the next and HOMELESS on the third if you are interested in helping the indigent in downtown L.A.


  • On Google, try Google advanced search. (Click “advanced search” to the right of the search box.) Then you can type in .edu or .gov or .org in the last box, “Search within a site or domain,” to get more reliable information.  Nonprofit organizations often end with .org.



  1. 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.


  1. 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.

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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!


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