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Fractional Distillation and Everyday Hydrocarbons Winter Group Project: Home

Overview

This site is meant to help you do research for your Hydrocarbons project for your Chemistry class.  The assignment is attached under the tab "Assignments" for your reference.  Please select "Topic possibilities" to find subject keywords for your topic and "Sources" to see suggested research sources for you to use.

Remember to cite all your sources correctly using MLA advanced in NoodleTools.  Even pictures and statistics must be cited.

Remember to use your information ethically -- use direct quotes, paraphrase, or summarize but ALWAYS cite!

Remember to authenticate all your sources based on the ROAD to success criteria: R Relevancy & Reliability O Objectivity Authority D Date  

If you have any questions, please ask your teacher or Ms. Bogas

The Research Process

Remember, when you are conducting research, the two most important questions to ask are:

WHAT'S MY QUESTION?  HOW MUCH DO I KNOW?

Depending on your question and how much you know about your topic will determine which resource is the best one for you to use.

If you know 0-25% of your topic, choose a REFERENCE source.

If you know 25-50% of your topic, choose a BOOK.

If you know 50-75% of your topic, choose a DATABASE from the approved list on this page.

If you know 75-100% of your topic, choose a SEARCH ENGINE like GOOGLE on theINTERNET. Use the SEARCH terms and phrases from your DATABASE searches in yourGOOGLE search. Use what you know about your topic already to weed out useless or wrong information. But first, check the approved Featured Websites located on each page.

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