Steps to Research
- Conduct broad research to identify a general subject
c) textbook and other books
- Read to learn the terminology and key points
a) take notes (notebook or note cards)
b) keep track of your sources (email links to yourself, start Works Cited list)
- Specific research on your particular topic
c) textbook and other books (Destiny library catalog)
d) take notes
e) update Works Cited
- Formulate a thesis
a) jot it down or type it into your NoodleBib Project
- Write an outline
a) GoogleDocs or in Noodletools
- Write your paper
- Finish your Works Cited list
- Share with the librarians in the Noodletools dropbox
- Hand in your completed paper!
Comparison Paper Assignment
3-5 page paper comparing your civilization with another civilization:
(From Mrs. Lord's assignment sheet.)
Finding Books at KUA
Search the Destiny catalog for keywords related to the country or civilization. Start with a simple term such as "byzantium" and click on the Keyword icon. To narrow the search, add other terms ("byzantium civilization" will search for books with Byzantium AND civilization). To expand the search, truncate the word for alternate endings (for example, "byzant*" will search for "byzantium" as well as "byzantine"). For best results, use synonymous terms ("middle ages" or "medieval").
Once you have found a relevant book, look at the subject headings and click on any that are followed by Find It! This will lead you to similar books in the catalog. You might also find similar books on the shelf near the one you have identified. Keep in mind, though, that sometimes books are shelved in different sections, either because they fall in a different call number range or because of size. Large format books are in the Oversize sections.
The stack map on top of the book cases will show you the sections, and each book case is labeled with the call number range it contains.