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Cranston High School East Library: Harris - Inventors

Assignment Information

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Free Online Citation Creators

Use the free online citation creators below to generate and save citations for all types of sources.

 

Purdue OWL MLA Citation Guide

The Purdue Owl guide to MLA is the authority on citation.  This guide contains easy-to-understand directions on formatting citations, in-text (parethetical) citations, and works cited pages in MLA format.

World Book Student

World Book Student contains articles about many inventors and their inventions.  Type your inventor's name in the box below to search for him/her in World Book Student. 

Biography Reference Bank

The Biography Reference Bank database contains articles about thousands of famous people. 

 

MIT Inventor of the Week Archives

MIT's Inventor of the Week Archives include articles about many current day and historical inventors. 

Famous Inventors A-Z

About.com's inventor links include many historical inventors. 

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a great starting point for learning about your inventor.  Use the links at the bottom of your inventor's Wikipedia page to find more websites about your time period. 

Standards

American Association of School Librarians - Standards for the 21st Century Learner:

1.1.1    Follow an inquiry based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real world connection for using this process in own life.

1.1.4    Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.  

1.1.5    Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. 

1.1.6    Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

1.1.7    Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.

1.3.1    Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.

1.3.2    Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment.

1.3.3    Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.

2.1.2    Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

Common Core State Standards:

CC.11-12.W.1 Text Types and Purposes: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence..

CC.11-12.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: 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.

CC.11-12.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.