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Foundations: UN Summit : Home

Your Assignment

 

Serving as a representative of your assigned country to the United Nations, you will produce:

  • Country Profile (see tab 2 above for the resource page)
  • Position Paper based upon the Yale Model UN guidelines. See sample paper here.
  • Reflection

Citations

  • Country Profile: a Chicago style bibliography.
  • Position Paper: a Chicago style bibliography and in-text citations for quotations or references to others' work.

For more details on the project, see your UN Summit Google Doc.

NoodleTools General Citation Tips

1. Where did you find your source?

  • Most likely it will be one of these:
    • Database 
    • Website

2. What is your source?

  • Most likely, it will be one of these:
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Reference Source
    • Web Page

  Remember to email Mr Padgett or Ms. Taylor if you have any questions!

Using Lexile Level to Make Life Easier!

If you have any questions, email Mr. Padgett spadgett@taftschool.org
or Ms. Taylor taylorp@taftschool.org.

We're here to help!

General Search Tips for Databases

  • Limit results to Full Text:
    • Make sure that all the results are items you can access by limiting results to Full Text results only. Databases often include a mix of full text items and abstracts/synopses of items. Selecting Full Text helps prevent frustration.
  • Look for search terms in article titles. 
    • ​Database searches generally default to keyword. Using the drop-down list to the right of the search bar, look for titledocument title, or comparable term such as newspaper Headline.
  • Use Filters:
    • Look for filters / limiters on your results page, such as Subject and Source types. This will help ensure you get only the results that you want and will make sure you don't have to wade through as many results.
    • Look especially for:
      • Source types: Magazines, Newspapers
      • Lexile levels : Start with 1000-1100 and then adjust the Lexile level depending on your results.
  • Use AND / OR operators:
    • Use AND in your search when there are words that all need to be in your search results.
    • Use OR when there are two words that can be used interchangeably, but at least one of them needs to be present in your results.
    • Examples:
      • coronavirus OR COVID-19
      • coronavirus OR COVID-19 AND Spain (Articles about the virus in Spain only.)

Find Coronavirus / COVID-19 and Other Issues in Online Subscription Databases