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Cranston High School East Library: Aucoin - American Law Research Project

Assignment Information

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Purdue OWL MLA Citation Guide

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CHSE English Department Guide

Created by the CHSE English Department, this guide provides step-by-step directions for writing a research paper and includes directions for citing sources.  Click on the link below to download the "Writing the Research Paper" guide.


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Standards Addressed

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RH 9-10.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.  

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RH 9-10.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.  

CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RH 9-10.6 - Use technology, including the Internet to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing projects.  

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.  


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Student Resources in Context

Student Resources in Context includes content from full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files.  Use this database to search for information about people, places, events, and other topics.  This is a good all-purpose database. The password is cran_log


Gale Virtual Reference Library

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