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Mahan - 12DE Research: Purple Group

Purple Group Task One Directions

Task One: Review the resources below, then use Google to find a full text peer-reviewed scholarly article on Night published in 2018. Call Ms. Potocki over once you've found it. 

You can only use the resources on this page. 

Advanced Searching

Become a Power User with Boolean Operators
Boolean Operators save you time and get better search results. 

This helps you become a more efficient student, but also works when you're Googling or even in online shopping.

Evaluating Websites

THINK BEFORE YOU ACCEPT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON A WEBSITE

Evaluate websites before you use them:

  • Does this website have information that I need?

  • Who wrote the information on this website? Can I contact them?

  • How do I know this person is an expert on this subject?

  • When was the website last updated?  Is this information still up-to-date?

  • What is the purpose of this website?  Is it to provide information, or is it trying to entertain me or to sell me something?

  • Is this information objective?  Does it represent more than one opinion?

  • Who owns the website?

Wikipedia is NOT a reliable academic source!

Better Googling

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("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level site:.gov

174,000 results

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How does climate change affect sea level?

3,150,000 results

Here's how to craft a better search to get fewer and more relevant results:

  • Identify the main ideas in your research question.
          How does climate change affect sea level?
     
  • Connect the main ideas with AND.
          climate change AND sea level
     
  • Use quotation marks around 2 or more words.
          "climate change" AND "sea level"
     
  • Use OR between synonyms/related terms.
          ("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level
     
  • Limit your search to a specific domain, such as .edu, .gov, or .org.
          ("climate change" OR "global warming") AND sea level site:.gov

More information on advanced Google searching and Google Scholar.

Google Search

Task Two Directions

Use at least one Boolean Operator to find a recipe for crispy oatmeal cookies that does not include raisins. Call Ms. Potocki over once you've found it. 

Task Three Directions

Hop on over to the Yellow Group's tab and review the resources. Then use at least two Boolean Operators to figure out the missing words to my nephew's first favorite song. Call Ms. Potocki over once you've found it.  

But you're late I wait ___ ___.