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Mahan - 12DE Research: Yellow Group

Yellow Group Task One Directions

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

You can only use the resources on this page. 

Google Like a Pro

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.

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!

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.

Google

Google Web Search

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Task Two Directions

My mom wants to change her shampoo and asked me what I think about the one she chose. Which website source is more trustworthy? Website A or Website B? Use the Evaluating Websites information to make an informed decision. Call Ms. Potocki over once you've found it. Be prepared to explain the process you used. 

Task Three Directions

My dad loves oatmeal cookies but doesn't like raisins. 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. Be prepared to explain the process you used. 

Task Four Directions

Use at least two strategies from Better Googling to figure out the missing words to my nephew's first favorite song. Call Ms. Potocki over once you've found it. Be prepared to explain the process you used. 

But you're late I wait ___ ___. 

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Once Ms. Potocki gives you the okay, please take the Post-Test individually. Thank you.