January 31, 2006
Students often ask for the process by which they may access the Cobb Virtual Library resources at home.
Click here to get step-by-step instructions.
Posted by Hendrix at 12:26 PM
January 29, 2006
When beginning any research, it is important to take a few minutes to plan. Think about your topic:
What terms or key words describe your topic?
What specific areas of your topic will you explore (what questions do you meed to answer)?
What resources might you use?
What is your product (paper, PowerPoint, I-Movie, poster, etc.)?
Careful and thorough planning will make your research more efficient and more effective. Click here to get a FLIP-it! worksheet you may use to plan your research.
Posted by Hendrix at 08:52 PM
Click Here to get the FLIP-it! form for use when comparing search engines. The form may also be used when planning Internet search strategies to use with research. Completing a form for several search engines you regularly use would help you quickly decide which search engine might best fit a particular research need, and serve as a reference file for how each search engine uses Boolean operators, delimiters, and unique search tools.
Posted by Hendrix at 08:44 PM
January 22, 2006
When conducting research, it is important to have a record of each source used, and to take good notes from each source. There are specific forms for making source/bibliography/works cited cards and for making note cards. Click here to see a sample source/bibliography/works cited card, and a sample note card that would have been taken from that source.
Posted by Hendrix at 04:36 PM