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A guide to research, writing and citations
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Welcome EE researchers!

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This selection of curated resources will help you  organise and simplify the research process, write clearly and concisely, document your sources through citations, and create a robust abstract. You'll be well on your way to gaining full marks on the EE assessment criteria!

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Chris Sousa's comment, June 2, 2014 10:37 AM
Two years down the line, these tried and true resources contine to be very helpful for the EE. Hope you think so , too!
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APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian - Citation Style Guide - LibGuides at American University

APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian - Citation Style Guide - LibGuides at American University | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it
Learn the basics on citing resources using the major citation style guides. Click on links for examples of each citation style
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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA

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Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Guide - Ohio State University Libraries

Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Guide - Ohio State University Libraries | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

CSE style guide for citations in science-based research

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Purdue OWL: learning how to write concisely

Purdue OWL: learning how to write concisely | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

The goal of concise writing is to use the most effective words. Concise writing does not always have the fewest words, but it always uses the strongest ones.  Like bad employees, words that don't accomplish enough should be fired. When only the most effective words remain, writing will be far more concise and readable.

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Purdue OWL: Research Papers

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This handout provides detailed information about how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing topics, and finding sources.
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The Purdue OWL: General Writing

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The writing process: thesis statements; outlining; proofreading

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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

A directory of the best search-specific and subject-specific searching tools.

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Evaluating internet information | University Libraries | Virginia Tech

Evaluating internet information | University Libraries | Virginia Tech | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

Learn to evaluate web-based information for authority, coverage, objectivity, accuracy and currency

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Oops, I Plagiarized

Oops, I Plagiarized | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

Tips on avoiding accidental plagiarism (quoting, summarizing, paraphrasing,
working with friends & note-taking) and when & how to cite sources

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Digital organiser

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Zotero will collect all your web-based research, including images, videos, audio files, webpage snapshots, etc. into a single, searchable interface - ideal for organising your EE! 

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BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

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BibMe AutoFills citations for you. Download your MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography in RTF for free.

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The Purdue OWL: Research and Citation

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Quoting, paraphrasing and citing resources, with beginners' guides to the most common citation styles.

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Writing an Abstract - Extended Essay for IB - TTS LibGuides at Tanglin Trust School

Writing an Abstract - Extended Essay for IB - TTS LibGuides at Tanglin Trust School | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it

An abstract is a concise, stand-alone statement that conveys the essential information contained in an article, book, research paper, or document.  Written in direct non-repetitive style, the abstract should: identify the problem (research question or thesis) investigated; describe the scope or method of investigation; summarize the results; state the conclusion(s).

 

 

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Purdue OWL: Abstract basics

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This handout discusses how to write good abstracts for reports. It covers informational and descriptive abstracts and gives pointers for success.
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Purdue OWL: Writing Scientific Abstracts Presentation

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This presentation offers some guidelines for writing scientific abstracts.

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HOW TO WRITE AN ABSTRACT

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A basic guide from U California Berkeley, with sample abstracts in history, biology, social science & engineering

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The Research/Inquiry Process - Research Tools - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

The Research/Inquiry Process - Research Tools - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it
Tools, tutorials, and all sorts of resources to help you successfully navigate the research process!
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Useful and extensive guidance on the Research / Inquiry process by Joyce Valenza.

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The Purdue OWL: Conducting Research

The Purdue OWL: Conducting Research | Extend it - Optimising your Extended essay | Scoop.it
These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet.
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