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Steps

Tips and Advice

Resources

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Topic Support Resources

Supportive Topic Resource
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Overview Resources
  • Encyclopedia Americana (In classroom)
  • World Book Encyclopedia (In classroom)
  • Encyclopedia.com (Includes Gale Resources)
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Topic Keywords and Their Main Call Numbers
  • Disasters 904
  • What is your Disaster category main call number?

Keyword Resources
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Search Strings Resources

Sample Search Strings
  • AND (Boolean): both words have to be on the webpage
  • Sample: "Triangle Shirtwaist Fire" AND cause*
  • OR (Boolean): either word has to be on the webpage
  • Sample: explosion* OR bombs
  • NOT (Boolean): first not second word must be on webpage
  • Sample: "September 11" NOT "New York"
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Research Tools
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Note: This database has a special book section. The book is Natural Disasters and the link into the Disaster Section if to the left of the basic search box on the interface search screen.
  • Click on Salem Press Library....
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* Then Click on "Disasters"
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Recommended Resources

Recommended Books
  • CMS Catalog> Resource Lists>Public Lists>Disasters
  • CMS: Gale: Gale Virtual Reference: UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters (ebook)
  • CMS: ProQuest: eLibrary Science: Salem Press Book Articles: Disasters
  • REF 904 The Associated Press Library of Disasters
  • REF 904 Man-Made Catastrophes
  • REF 904 Natural Disasters
  • REF 904 Disasters from the Pages of the New York Times
  • REF 904 Greatest Disasters
  • REF 904 Disasters that Shook the World
  • REF 904 Devastation! The World's Worst Natural Disasters
  • REF 904 America's Greatest Disasters
  • REF 904.7 Great Disasters

Recommended Websites
General Disaster Websites

Airplanes
Blizzards
Disease
Droughts/Dust Storms
Earthquakes
El Nino
Famines
Fires

Floods
Hurricanes

Medical
Mines
Mudslides
Nuclear
Oil Spills
Railroad
Riots* 1992 -- Los Angeles Riot Still Echoes... (CNN)
Ships
Sieges* 1993 -- Waco (Branch Davidians), Frontline
Suicides
Terrorism
Tornados
Tsunamis
Volcanoes

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Understanding Resources
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Note-Taking Resources
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Designing Resources
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Producing Resources
  • Ideas: News Cast, Skit, Slide Presentation, Photo Story/Show, Graphic Organizer (Webspiration), Live Reporter, ...

Originality Challenge?


Citation Support
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Evaluation QuestionsBefore "Due Date"
  • Did you meet the goals you set for yourself?
  • Did you meet your teacher's goals?
  • Could others see your personal input into this project?
  • Did you properly cite all resources use?

Before Next Project
  • How long did it take you to complete each step in the process and how can you streamline your efforts?
  • What organizational problems did you have and how can you avoid them in the future?


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This webpage was last updated on: 26 February 2010
This webpage was created by: CMS Librarian


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