Discovery Education makes it easy to organize evidence and cite sources, so your arguments are solid and your citations accurate.
A good report includes references to evidence from sources other than the author. Discovery Education makes it easy to organize evidence and cite sources, so your arguments are solid and your citations accurate. In this overview, we’ll use Manifest Destiny as the report topic for which we're seeking evidence.
I’m collecting information about Manifest Destiny to write a paper explaining the different perspectives of the expansion: Western versus Native American.
One of the best ways to organize your resources in Discovery Education is to use your QuickList and My Content folder. And, as you finalize your work, use Citations in Discovery Education to ensure that you are properly citing your source material.
Bookmark your findings as you search, so you can return to them for further study.
- QuickList allows you to save a resource with the touch of one button. Once your resources are saved in QuickList, you can return to them easily by clicking on the list saved at the bottom of your screen.
- My Content folder gives you a digital filing cabinet for your resources. You can create organized folders before you start your search, if you want to work with an outline. Or, you can drop all the resources you find into the general My Content folder first and then create folders to help you organize.
When you find a resource that you want to review after your search activity, click Add to QuickList to add it to your QuickList.
I can save the video segment Manifest Destiny to my QuickList!
When you find resources you want to keep and use, arrange them in folder in My Content for easy access and reference. You can create one main folder with sub-folders according to the sections of your paper or assignment.
I created a folder for Manifest Destiny.
And, sub-folders for all three sections of my paper: Contributing Events, Western Expansion, Native American Response.
And, sub-folders for each of those sub-folders, e.g., Contributing Events: Louisiana Purchase, Religion, US-Mexican War.
If you use a resource in your argument, or paper, you can and must cite it in your bibliography. Discovery Education makes it easy to include citations for your resources by providing you with the proper format and information for each digital resource in our library. On any resource, select the Citations dropdown on the Details tab to get information in a variety of formats.
I want to cite a particular video segment, the Louisiana Purchase, and I can do it in the proper format for MLA, APA, or the Chicago Manual of Style.
Saving your search and organizing the best results is simple with Discovery Education’s QuickList and My Content tools. And, making sure that your citations are accurate by using Citations is a breeze, too.
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