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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



Creating Your Outline

Take a look at this website.

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

     making an outline     

Make an Outline -

Here are the outlines for you to follow for Encounters 7 and Encounters 8.

In cases where you are not provided with an outline,

I always suggest reading the Wikipedia article on your topic, taking notes,

and creating an outline based on theirs

In fact, Wikipedia articles ARE research papers. Reading their article on your topic is a great place to start, and you get to see how they organize their information. 

But back to outlines: Here is Wikipedia's outline for their paper on Louis Braille. It does not use MLA formatting and includes things I'm not interested in. Below it is my version.

Wikipedia's Version (where I got my ideas)

1Early life

2 Education

     2.1 Haüy system

     2.2 Teacher and musician

3 Braille system

     3.1 Origins

     3.2 Design

     3.3 Musical adaptation

     3.4 Publications

     3.5 Decapoint

4 Later life

5 Legacy

     5.1 Honors and tributes

     5.2 In popular culture

My Version

I. Early life

     A. Parents and Place of Birth

     B. Blindness at age three

II. Education

      A. Schooling

      B. Teacher and musician

III. Braille system

       A. Origins

       B. Design

IV. Later life

V. Legacy

       A Honors and tributes

       B. In popular culture

       C. Impact on Society/ World

VI. Conclusion



But like I said at the top, you will follow these outlines: Encounters 7 and Encounters 8.  (You're free to modify them slightly, but check with me first.)

Your outline is the structure of the paper and with a teacher-provided outline, you will know what he or she expects to see in your paper. The teacher-provided outline tells you what information to look for.

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