Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inquiring and researching


Image above: The need for objectiveness when researching

Image above: The need for objectiveness when researching

Sites related to GeogSplace
Spatialworlds blog
Spatialworlds website
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website sites for the class

Where am I??  

Research sources for the Inquiry Report

The research required for the Inquiry Report must go beyond the normal "Googling" process. A more comprehensive process is required which involves the fantastic database research facilities we have at Thebarton Senior College. If you don't know how to use them just ask others and practice using them. The codes are available on the bookmarks supplied – get one from the library (I can't put them up on this public blog!). When you have found a source article from the databases you must citate in accordance with the Harvard system. Don't leave the bibliography until the end, it should be collated as you go along correctly citated. Go to citation facility on the library link to create the correct citation of the source.
Here are the links, all your research is just a few clicks away!

1. LinksPlus: available to all TSC students using the password.

This is an amazing categorised data base of websites which have educational value for a huge range of issues/topics. LinksPlus is designed to guide research and save time for students, teachers and librarians. Go to, log in using the TSC User name and Password and start looking for sites for your issue/topic.

2. Newstext: available to all TSC students using the supplied password.

Newstext contains nearly 30 million articles from 150 News Corporation newspapers worldwide, and is updated daily. Most of the newspapers are published in Australia. The archive for some newspapers begins in 1984.
Just go to and login using the TSC User Name and Password.
* Only open the article if the abstract looks promising (costs for each article opened).
* Print article, don’t ask for an email of the article because they all go to Anne in the library.
* Use “and” in your searches.

 3. EBSCO Host databases

EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. It contains thousands of articles from magazines, journals etc on every imaginable topic/social issue.

EBSCO Host contains:

* Australia New Zealand database

* Australia New Zealand points of view

Again, the User ID and Password is on the bookmark.

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