There are many resources available for conducting research on Ancient and Classical Greece.
Before You ResearchGet ready to take notes.You can do this in any way that works best for you - remember you may be giving these to your teacher:
- Sheets of loose-leaf paper
- Note Taking Organizer: Collecting Data about Historical Figures and Events
This is saved in Office 2010. If you want to bring it home to work on, convert the document, if necessary, by changing it when saving it. You may also print it out to take notes by hand.
Image selection should be done last and take the least of your creative energies. They should reflect the research you have done. Most databases have images that are appropriate to use and may have citations. Use these sources first so you spend less time looking, more time researching and learning.
Save items to Computer, Your Network Folder (H:) or your Google Docs account.
Use the Noodletools Handout provided by Ms. Finlayson on the Citation Tools page to create your Works Cited/Works Consulted. You should have at least four information sources and all images must be cited.For all sources, you will need to document the source, including images. Noodletools makes it easier than ever to cite databases and books!
For books, check to see if the ISBN (barcode on the back of the book) shows up and select the WorldCat record. Check it against your book in-hand for accuracy and make adjustments as needed.NoodleTools automatically adjusts your list correctly when you Print/Export to Word or Google Docs.12 pt fontTimes New RomanDouble spaced1-inch margins all aroundCenter the phrase Works Cited (or Works Consulted) in the middle of your paper.Insert a header and right align your Last name.Enter citations directly under Works Cited, aligned to the left margin.The list should be alphabetical by the first word in the Works Cited.ResearchPlease refer to the following resources for this project.When you open the catalog, hamburger menu on the left side of Destiny Discover. Enter Destiny. Select Library Search from the menu on the left. In the Library Online Catalog, select Resource Lists, then Public Lists, and select Ancient Greece. You will see two areas: Library Materials and Web sites. You may select any of these sources to use in class. Some of these titles may be pre-pulled and available on the table in the classroom area.Use the subscription databases found in the left navigation bar. Sign in (at the top right in the gray part of the web page) to access passwords. In particular, useSelect Perspectives and then choose a topic under Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. Also look under Topics for the same. Do a Quick Search after exploring the Perspectives and Topics pages. This is a database with original, nonprint content, like a web site.
ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through HistorySelect Perspectives, then choose a topic under Life in the Ancient World. Do a Quick Search after exploring the Perspectives and Topics pages. This is a database with original, nonprint content, like a web site.Gale Virtual Reference Library: Ancient Greece, Artifacts from Ancient Rome, Atlas of Ancient Worlds, Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome, Global History, History in Dispute Vol.20: Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies, Technology of the Ancient World, World Monarchies and Dynasties, Civilizations and Societies, Mythology (DK Eyewitness)Choose Advanced. Use other levels only if reading level in Advanced is too high. The information is very basic at the other levels.Search for Ancient Greece or Roman Empire.
You may also search specifically for a person or event.Cite this as a database, Reference source or Original Content if there is no indication of print title.Grolier OnlineSearch Encyclopedia Americana for Ancient Greece or Roman Empire.You may also search the Multimedia Encyclopedia. Use New Book of Knowledge only if the reading level is too high in the other two. The information in it is very basic, written primarily for elementary students.
You may search specifically for a person or event.Cite this as a Reference source, database, web site.Use High for research for this project unless the reading level is too high. Then, you may use Middle, but you will get a less deep understanding of your topic. The content is a database original content (they no longer make a print version).Use for information on people, places, and events.Web Sites:Use discretion when selecting websites. The library catalog links to good ones if needed.Can you answer the following questions?
What authority does the author have?Are sources cited? Are they an expert of this topic or anything else?How accurate is this based on what you already know?If there are errors or differences of opinion from reputable sources, are they addressed?How current is the information? Is it a primary source?Great primary sources exist and seminal resources exist. Is this source one of them? Then date may not matter. If not, has new information supplanted the old?Is the information biased?Does the author seem to have an agenda? Is the agenda interfering with the information being presented?