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South Side High School: Extended Essay

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The Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is an independent, self-directed, research project completed by IB Diploma candidates. Candidates complete their Projects by December of senior year. This work is done under the supervision of a teacher-mentor and may be done in any of the IB subject area courses.

Books - Print books, e-books and your local library

Use the search box to look for a book in the school catalog. Make sure you hit the magnifying class - NOT enter.

To open an e-book you will need to login. On the back of your student ID is your 9 digit ID number. This ID number is your user name AND your password.

Ex.:

If you cannot find a book in the school library, see if the RCPL has a book for you.

What databases should you use to research your topic?

All topics:

Questia - The database searches books and journal/magazine articles. See the library for your password.

JSTOR - You can create your own user name and password once  you have logged on using the school passwords.

Proquest

Opposing Viewpoints

English:

Gale Literature Resource Center -  Use for Literary Criticism. Visit the RCPL website to use this database. You will need  your library card handy for the barcode number. If you don't have a library card, see Mrs. McGuire for the school library card number.

History:

History in Dispute - Addresses heavily debated questions in history by offering different critical perspectives.

Historical Background Information - Use ABC Clio databases.

World History in Context

Science:

Science in Context - Reference, videos, journal and magazine articles.

Today's Science

Newspapers & Magazines:

Infotrac Newstand -.

Popular Magazines

Google Scholar and Unpaywall

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Unpaywall is a free browser extension from Google Chrome that enables searcher to legally access full text research papers from its open access content. Download the free extension from the Web Store on Google Chrome. Then go to Google or Google scholar and  search for an article. You will see a tab on the right side of the screen with a picture of a lock. If the box is green, the article is free. If the box is grey, the article is not available for free.

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