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Possible Topics

Chose a topic that interests you:

  • Pollution: Air pollution / air quality, Climate changeDrinking water contaminationPlastic pollutionAcid rain

  • Habitat destruction/extinction: Deforestation, Rainforests, Endangered species, Over hunting, Overfishing, Invasive species, Ocean acidification, Urban/suburban sprawl

  • Resources: World water crisis, Running out of nonrenewable resources, Sustainable building supplies

School Databases

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For this research project you need to use and cite 3 different articles:

Find reputable articles in Databases:


EBSCO  login info: 

ID: lurgio

PW:  @03110

Choose Student Resources in upper left hand corner 

Middle Search Plus Database: (Full text middle school magazine articles)



*Username: lurgio  *Password: lurgio

Gale In Context: Science

ABC-CLIO: Understanding Controversy and Society

Reliable and Authoritative Websites

Find Copyright Safe Images Below

  1. Britannica ImageQuest  (These images are cited for you)
  2. Google Images    (Under Tools select: "Labeled for reuse")    

Databases have citations already created for you! Look for the following icons to find the citation:


Plastic Pollution

Guiding Questions

  • What is __________________________?
  • What are the causes of __________________________ ?

  • How does __________________________ affect the environment?

  • How does __________________________ affect humans?

  • How can we fix or improve __________________________?

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

See Example HERE

Works Cited Document: SET THIS UP FIRST

  •    Title the document: (Industrial Revolution Invention)
  •    Times New Roman,   12 font,   Double Spaced

All Citations: 

  •    ABC order
  •    Every line AFTER the first is indented.
  •    (Return - Tab:  to indent any line after the 1st)


Your Name

Teacher's Name

Class or Assignment

31 March 2017

Works Cited

"A Brief History of Typewriters." A Brief History of Typewriters. N.p., n.d. Web.

     29 Feb. 2017. <>.

"Christopher Latham Sholes." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. 

     Biography in Context. Web. 29 Feb. 2017.




Every notecard needs its own citation. (embed picture of slide)

Minimum of 3 cards per guiding question

1 Fact per notecard

Cite Your Sources

Use this citation generator to create your MLA style citations for your sources.

Why Cite?

Give Credit to the Author or Creator

  • So you can get back to you source
  • Avoid Plagiarism
  • Stay Organized

Cite as you go!

Reliable Websites

TIP:  To find authoritative and reliable websites on the Human Impact Issues:

In the Google search bar type: deforestation


The Virtual Rainforest

Cite these websites using: Citation Maker