The Industrial Revolution
Research Guide for your Industrial Revolution Essay.
You must have a minimum of five good quality academic sources including a mix of print and online. Cite these sources in a bibliography using MLA format.
Start by opening a Noodle Tools account and setting up a bibliography for this project. Use MLA style and Junior level and give it a name. Keep track of your sources as you go and keep a record of what information you got from each source.
The Library Website: http://www.sd45slc.ca/
The Library Catalogue: http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/
Make sure you have a copy of the user ids and passwords for the library databases (the green bookmark) for home use.
Some books have been set aside for you on the reserve cart
There is a reference series available through the library catalogue. This three-volume set includes an almanac, biographies and primary source documents.
General Reference Encyclopedias (Accessed via the library webpage)
Open WorldBook and select the student level.Search for the Industrial Revolution or by the name of your invention or historical person. Once in that entry, look to the right of the page and under related information, click on encyclopedia articles. All other Worldbook entries related to the industrial revolution will be there.
The citation for each page is listed at the bottom of the article and can be pasted into your Noodle Tools Account.
Search Industrial Revolution for a list of related entries. Click on the check mark in the menu for a ready-made MLA style citation that can be pasted into your Noodle Tools Account
Online Reference Sources accessed via the library web page
Biography in Context
Search the name of an inventor or the historical figure that you would like more information about.
Once you have the results for that person, start by reading the reference sources. Biography in context will give you lots of other types of sources to look at as well as links to outside websites that they have vetted.
Click on the citation tools button to get the citation for this source and paste it into your noodle tools account.
Gale Virtual Reference
Access the Industrial Revolution ebook via the library website/databases/Gale/Gale Virtual Reference Shelf/History.
Access Learning Videos
Log in to Access Learning via the library website. Search industrial revolution. You will find many short videos about the industrial revolution and the associated inventions. . You will need a log in and password from the green bookmark.
Also check Learn 360 videos.
Before you use information from a website, you must do an assessment of the credibility of it as an academic source. Find out who wrote the entry and what their qualifications are.
The Victorian Web, a broad collection of materials curated by George P. Landow, PhD
Professor of English and Art History Emeritus, Brown University. http://www.victorianweb.org/technology/ir/index.html
Looking for inventions? Try How Stuff Works and their description of the top ten Industrial revolution inventions: http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-industrial-revolution-inventions.htm#page=6 use this as a starting point to select your inventions.
Agricultural Revolution. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/agricultural_revolution_01.shtml