English II A Social Issues Research Project February 2014 What do I stand for? Research Process: Select a topic: choose an issue that is of interest to you! Read about this topic and make sure there is enough information available to support your research paper. Research Process Part Two: Take notes during your research! Be sure and include: The topic or issue you are addressing; Background history about this issue or problem; Specifics about individuals, groups or organizations taking action with regard to this issue or problem. Where can I find information to begin my research? Start with the LTHS Library webpage! www.lths.net Let’s take a look at these Social Issues databases: Opposing Viewpoints SIRS Researcher Global Issues in Context EBSCO Academic Search Websites Human Rights Campaign Think Before You Speak Stop Bullying Now Global Issues Do Something Campaign Equal Rights Center It Gets Better Products of Slavery Campaign Websites Amnesty International Call and Response Fair Trade Federation Free the Slaves International Justice Mission Shared Hope International Not for Sale Campaign Population Services International World AIDS Campaign Cite All of Your Sources! Websites and Online Databases Author. "Title of article." Name of the print source, the website, or database where you found the article and the original date of publication. Date of access. <URL>. Examples: Alexander, Ronald. "A Lack of Compassion Has Led to an Epidemic of Cyberbullying." Cyberbullying. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "Cyber-bullying: It's Not Cool to Be Cruel." Huffington Post. 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 11 Feb. 2013. http://ic.galegroup.com Hosansky, David. "Preventing Hazing." CQ Researcher 8 Feb. 2013: 133-56. Web. 11 Feb. 2013. http://library.cqpress.com Keep track of your sources! Confused about how to cite your sources? Need help creating the bibliography? Easy Bib can help!