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Democracy and Authority Essay: Home

Research Process

1. EXPLORE: explore your topic using resources to get background information and build a base of knowledge

2. ASK: Develop a question or questions based on what you learned from your exploratory research and what you want to know (& suspect)

3. FIND: Find and evaluate resources that will help you answer your question

4. GATHER: Gather info from your sources, keeping track of where you got your information (note-taking and bibliography)

5. CONNECT: Connect the information you've gathered to your original question

6. PITCH: Pitch your ideas. Summarize your research and propose a product to your teacher or a peer.

7: CREATE: Create your product with pride!

Emotional Process of Research

Databases and Encyclopedias

Citing your Sources!

Best Practices:

  • Create a new project in your account as soon the project is assigned.
  • Add each source into mybib as you find it and you will have a list of all your sources so you will not forget or lose any.

Assignment and background sources

Keyword Suggestions to Get You Started

Getting Started - Suggested Keywords

19th Amendement

Articles of Confederation

Bill of Rights



Federal Government

Equal Rights Amendment

Necessary and Proper Clause

Popular Sovereignty

Supremacy Clause