SS10 Nation State Poster Project
WVSS Library Website: http://www.sd45slc.ca/
WVSS Library catalogue: http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/
Noodle Tools: http://www.noodletools.com/
Starting your research
- Open a Noodle Tools project for this assignment. Use MLA style and Junior setting. Keep track of your sources as you go.
- Find a variety of good-quality academic sources for your research.
A selection of books have been set aside for this project for the countries listed. These books will be on the reserve cart for the duration of the project so all classes can access them.
If you picked a different country, use the library catalougue to find books on that country : http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/
Or in the West Vancouver Memorial Library
Cite these sources as print books using the title page to find the information or using the ISBN shortcut.
Databases and Reference Sources accessed via the library webpage (passwords required)
General reference encyclopedias (WorldBook and Britannica)
Use the Advanced level in WorldBook and the High level in Britannica, type in your country name and start with the history section.
Cite this source as a reference source that you accessed via a database. Both of these sources provide ready-made citations in MLA style that you can paste into your Noodle Tools bibliography.
Go to the database page on the library website. http://www.sd45slc.ca/databases.html
Start with Gale Global Issues in Context.
From here you can access the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations which has a section on each country’s history. Also try the Reference Source Countries and Their culture, which has a section on each country’s emergence as a Nation and their culture.
Enter the name of your country in the search box and look for these sources under the list of reference sources. Or do an advanced search using the name of your country and one of the above resources as your document title.
Cite these sources as reference sources that you got from a database. In most cases there will be a ready-made citation in MLA format that you can copy/paste into your Noodle Tools bibliography.
Be sure to assess the quality and credibility of websites that you find online.
Consider who wrote it and what their credentials are.
Consider limiting your searches to certain domains like .edu and avoiding .com
Find the country code for your nation and do a targeted search with that code. Type in the name of your country, a colon, a period then the country code. example Newzealnd:.nz or :.gov.nz for government sources.
Belgium’s code is .be
New Zealand’s code is NZ, New Zealand government sources use .govt.nz
To get an overview of your country, BBC News maintains a website of country profiles including a history timeline. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles