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Using Gale

Try this link.

If it doesn't work,

follow these steps.


>Go to the GPISD home page


>Library Resources

>GPISD Databases

>Gale Database

>Middle School Resources

Click 'Sign in with Google'

to link it to your Google drive and use

'Research in Context'.

When you find articles you like,

you can add them to you Google drive. There, you can highlight and add notes

(for a grade) like this.

LOTS of Resources


The Outline



Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing


Citing Sources



Writing the Body

Take a look at this website.

It gives a very straightforward explanation of the research process, including

     writing the body

Your outline has many sections marked with Roman Numerals:

     II. Early life/Childhood​

          A. Birth

              1. When?


          B. Parents / Siblings

               - names, occupations... Did parents die early? What influence did they exert?

          C. Education

          D. Significant events that impacted the person they would become

In some cases, one (possible long) paragraph is just write to cover a section. At other times, you may need multiple paragraphs to cover a section.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) directs how to format a research paper for English classes and other fine arts. Their latest addition does permit sub-headings like you would see in a History or Science textbook.

You could use the sub-heading such as Early Life and Childhood and below it have one long paragraph if this wasn't particularly important or multiple paragraphs for each point (A, B, C, D, etc).

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