Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


Along with print resources, use the following electronic resources to conduct your research.

NC WiseOwl

  • Go to http://www.ncwiseowl.org
  • Click on "Elementary School Zone"
  • The resources below are listed in the left menu bar.
  • To access the resources on NC WiseOwl from home, you must have the password from Mrs. Slater or your teacher.
  • Unless noted below, you will need to create a citation for the article(s)/page(s) you use within the sources for use on your Words Cited slide. Citation resources are at the bottom of this list.

You may find the same information using each of the following resources, but you never know before you look! It's in your hands how you decide to find the information within the following sources. Here are a couple of ideas you might choose to follow: 1) Pick a resource and try to find as much of the required information as you can using that one source (make sure to keep track of where you find each piece of information!). Once you've exhausted that source, move on. 2) Browse what each source has to offer about your country and then choose the source you feel more comfortable with or that you feel will provide you with the most information. Keep in mind: Check the dates on the articles/pages that the following sources give you based on your searches. When given multiple sources with the same information, use the source with the most current information. Happy researching!

Britannica
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click "Go." OR
  • Under Explore Topics, click on "Geography."
  • Next to "Countries," click on "View subcategories."
  • Next to your continent, click on "View subcategories."
  • Find and click on the name of your country.

    In your notes, write down the citation for each page that you use located at the bottom of the page under "To cite this page." Use MLA style. You will need to include this citation on your Works Cited slide.

Searchasaurus
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click "Search." OR
  • Click on "People and Places."
  • Click on "Countries."
  • Find and click on the name of your country.

Gale InfoBits
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click "Search." OR
  • Click on "Geography."
  • Click on "Countries."
  • Find and click on the name of your country.
  • Don't forget to check out the tab "Maps, Flags & Seals!"

    In your notes, write down the citation for each page that you use located at the bottom of the page next to "Source Citation." You will need to include this citation on your Works Cited slide.

InfoTrac Kids
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click 'Find." You may choose to search "All Sources" or specific ones. If you choose "All Sources," you will be able to view the articles under each type of source (encyclopedia, reference book, periodical, etc) by clicking on "View" next to the type of source.

Kids Search
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click "Go."
  • Unlike the other sources with both the search box or visual search, if you click on "Geography" here, you will only be narrowing the search you conduct using the text box. Experiment both ways.
  • Once you've conducted your search, you can filter your search results using a handful of options. You might be interested in filtering by "Country Reports," "Photos" and "Maps & Flags." For Famous People, try filtering by "Biographies!"

Jr. Reference
  • Type in your country's name in the search box and click "Search." OR
  • Click on "Geography."
  • Click on "Nations."
  • Find and click on the name of your country.

    In your notes, write down the citation for each page that you use located at the bottom of the page next to "Source Citation." You will need to include this citation on your Works Cited slide.

Lands and Peoples
  • Type in your country's name in the "Find it fast!" box and click "Go." OR
  • Click on "Encyclopedia," "Electronic Atlas" or "Almanac" for other search options. If you've navigated some of the sources above, you should be able to figure out by now how to get to the information you want. One suggestion: Check out the Electronic Atlas for many great informative maps!
  • When using the search box at the top of the page, you have the option to search "Lands and Peoples Onle" or "All Grolier Online." Try both searches to see what you can find!

    In your notes, write down the citation for each page that you use located at the bottom of the page under "How to cite this article." Use MLA style. You will need to include this citation on your Works Cited slide.

Cite your sources!


If the source you used did not provide you with the MLA citation automatically, you will need to generate your own citation. For those that do not provide a citation, use the worksheet to keep track of the information you need in order to create your own. Using easybib, create your bibliography in MLA Format. For help using easybib, check out the tutorials at this website: https://sites.google.com/site/d97librarylink/video-tutorials

Other Sources


BOOKS! and other print sources. Search HIP or the public library to locate books and other print resources.

Discovery Education - http://www.discoveryeducation.com

World Atlas - http://worldatlas.com

CIA World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Clothing Around the World - http://www.wscschools.org/files/31125/1stgradeclothingfromaroundtheworldwebsite.pdf

Holiday Website - http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php

Make sure you cite the information you use from the websites above! Use your worksheet and Citation Maker, but this time, your source would be Internet: Website. However, Discovery Education gives you the MLA citation. Look under the "Citations" tab when looking at a video.