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Conducting Research

Research Handouts

Library Investigations: This handout has students use Internet databases to complete some preliminary research on their topics. These databases are all available on the Napa Library website. 

Notetaking: A handout using the double-entry method of research notes. These notes help get students to think about and ask questions of their research. 

Research Book Talk: A handout with an evaluation rubric for students to give a short speech on their main research book. A one-minute speech evaluation is also included for a quick check on student progress. 

Quotes/Paraphrase: An attempt at getting students to understand the difference between plagiarism and quoting sources. Has an activity where students attempt to cite sources properly. 

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