TOPICS, KEYWORDS, & BEST DATABASES

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Keywords: “recreational marijuana” and legalization

Best databases for this topic:
          Health & Wellness
          SIRS (Social Issues Researcher)
          U.S. History in Context

DRINKING AGE

Keywords: “drinking age” and 21 and lower
For SIRS: drinking age and 21 and lower (can’t use the quotes)

Best databases for this topic:
          Health & Wellness
          SIRS(Social Issues Researcher)

ADDRESSING THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC

Keywords: opiates and treatment and Massachusetts (in Boston Globe, don’t put MA)

Best databases for this topic:
          Boston Globe

VAPING: SAFE OR NOT

Keywords: vaping and safety
e-cigarettes and safety

Best databases for this topic:
          Boston Globe
          Health & Wellness
          SIRS(Social Issues Researcher)
          U.S. History in Context

LOWERING BAC FROM .08 TO .05

Keywords: (“blood alcohol concentration” or “blood alcohol level”) and .08 and .05

Best databases for this topic:
          SIRS(Social Issues Researcher)
          U.S. History in Context

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

1) Search for information

Find 4 or more reliable sources about your topic. As a group, you are required to use at least 1 database article. Each person must find a reliable internet source and complete a SCRAP Test for it.

Take notes as you go–and check the reliability of your sources using these SCRAP Test questions.

See LIBRARY RESOURCES below for more links to sources.


2) Submit SCRAP Test for one website

Show that you have evaluated one website (NOT DATABASE) you use by completing this SCRAP TEST FORM.

See LIBRARY RESOURCES below for more information about the SCRAP Test.


3) Be ready to present your information to the class

  • LIBRARY RESOURCES

LIBRARY DATABASES

         Boston Globe (ProQuest)
         Health and Wellness (GALE)
         SIRS (Social Issues Researcher)
         U.S. History in Context (GALE)


WEBSITES

Once you have found a website that you think is worthwhile, put it to the test:

          Submit this SCRAP TEST FORM, providing evidence to show the reliability of the website (NOT DATABASE) you used.
          DO NOT evaluate a library database with this form.

These will help you prepare your SCRAP Test form:
          Questions to help you evaluate any source
          Example of a completed quality SCRAP Test form