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Project Info & Documents

Research involves locating the information you need.   EVERY topic has articles in at least two of the resources listed.  Use the obvious keywords to search for information but you may also need to think a bit harder to figure out keywords that will produce the information you are looking for.

Usernames and Passwords for Kids Info Bits, e-Library, SIRS Discoverer, & SIRS Knowledge Source are in edline (home page, left hand column). 

Go to Google Classroom for a Source Evaluation Sheet. 

Tips on Giving Oral Presentations (video)


Print Resources

Print materials about the listed topics are available to students in school only during this project.  Below are just a few of the books the Media Center is providing to meet your research needs.   

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Is Homework a Waste of Time? - Kate Shuster
ISBN: 9781432903558
Publication Date: 2007-07-01

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Media Violence - Andrea C. Nakaya
ISBN: 9781601520357
Publication Date: 2008-01-01

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School Dress Codes - Barbara C. Cruz
ISBN: 0766014657
Publication Date: 2001-05-01

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Nicotine and Cigarettes - Steven L. Jaffe (Editor); Barry R. McCaffrey (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780791051757
Publication Date: 1999-05-01

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Animal Welfare - Bel Browning
ISBN: 9780739864302
Publication Date: 2003-01-01

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How Does Video Game Violence Affect Society? - Patricia D. Netzley
ISBN: 9781601524904
Publication Date: 2013-01-01

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Electronic Devices in Schools - Laurie Willis (Editor)
ISBN: 9780737762921
Publication Date: 2012-11-07

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Is Television a Bad Influence? - Kate Shuster
ISBN: 9781432903589
Publication Date: 2007-07-01

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The Debate about Immigration - Cath Senker
ISBN: 9781404237551
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Student Rights - Aubrey Hicks
ISBN: 9780761449690
Publication Date: 2011-09-01

Online Resources

 KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health, it provides information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak."


Features an appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

General Reference Database.


 Excellent for issues research! Includes SIRS Researcher, a periodical database and SIRS Pro/Con  issues research for middle and high schools.  Also included in SKS  is SIRS Renaissance, current perspectives on the arts and humanities, SIRS Web Select, a student search engine with editorially selected websites and SIRS Government Reporter.

  Each Newsela article is written at multiple lexile levels, providing the same content for all reading levels.  This link should get you to Newsela's list of Pro/Con articles.



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