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    Criminal Justice Career Research
    Ms. Purcell
    Principles of Law classes 
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    E xplain your assignment.
    • Check here for your assignment sheet.

    • Formulate a plan for your research.

    A nalyze possible sources to use.
    • Books

    Use Destiny to help you find a book.  destiny

    • Databases
    The following databases can be used to search biographical information including book articles, newspapers, images, essays, etc.  If you are accessing these outside a school computer you will need the usernames and passwords.  Please stop by the circulation desk for a list of these. 
     

    • Websites
     
    Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
     

    Still having trouble?  Use the following search engine.  It works just like Google or Bing without the extra stuff.
     
    infotopia

     


    g o get your information. 

    • Notetaking organizers developed by you or your teacher can be very helpful.
    • Outlines can be created quickly and easily in a word processing program. Include your notes under the appropriate subtopics.
    • Library Source Forms can be useful because they show you what types of information you need for various sources, the correct MLA format, as well as an example.

     


     

    l earn to paraphrase, summarize, quote and accurately cite all researched information.

    • Lessons in the classroom will help you understand the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting information.
    • Be sure you understand plagiarism so that it can be avoided!
    • Record all bibliographic information as you take notes.
      • Be ready to cite your information accurately according to MLA format

     


    E stablish your notes and create a first draft and any other documentation your project requires.
    • Did you find enough information?
    • Check to make sure your information is relevant as well as reliable.
      • Have you used books and online information from library databases?
    • Do you feel confident that you have evaluated information found on the Internet correctly? If not, please ask for help!
      • Keep the purpose of your research and your audience in mind as you present your information

    S ize it up!
    • Did I evaluate the quality of my information?
      • Is it reliable and documented correctly?
    • Have I considered my audience?
      • Are my ideas presented in a logical progression?
      • Is my point of view clearly stated?
      • Did I use MLA format, parenthetical documentation, and include a Works Cited page?
    • Go for the A!