Assignment for Mrs. Johansen, due Monday (by 6:00 p.m.)


Email your working bibliography to Mrs. Johansen. There should be a minimum of 3 bibliographic entries (from any of the sources I covered in class Wednesday). Put your entries in alphabetical order & APA format (see #6 on this page for help with format). If you do not have email access, print a copy of your bibliography and hand deliver it to my desk.

Email address: johansen_lezley@valley.k12.ia.us



"Let's start at the very beginning; it's a very good place to start. . ."


1. When you've got your topic, begin with the encyclopedia. Print copy in the library; World Book Online from AEA Online Resources (you'll need user name/password). The encyclopedia will give you the "quick and dirty" on your topic; it's the place to start, but it's only a start.

2. Periodicals: AEA Online. EBSCO and SIRS (password protected resources)
  • See "SIRS vs. web search" below
    • About SIRS: "SIRS Researcher┬« is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles
    • exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from over 1,600 domestic and international publications and are indexed primarily according to Library of Congress-derived subject headings."

    • About EBSCO: "EBSCO contains over 500 full text education journals and ERIC. ERIC includes more than 2,200 digests, along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals."

3. Books. Look in these areas of the school library or public libraries: 305.9, 362.2; books from AEA (see Mrs. Johansen). JUST ASK.

4. Multi media: DiscoveryStreaming (password protected resource)

5. Web search: When searching the web, you've got to evaluate the sites you're accessing.

6. Remember: Keep track of your citations. Use Citation Machine to help.