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Why Does Violence Exist in Schools?

Strategies for Internet Research


Step 1: Brainstorm your resources


  • library subscription databases (Gale Power Search & EBSCO Host)

  • library search engine (netTrekker)


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Step 2: Identify key terms


What are the most important words about this topic? Type those words in the search boxes when looking for articles during your research.



Step 3: Begin the search Gale_Power_Search.gif


  • From the Round Rock High School Library home page (http://teacherweb.com/TX/RoundRockHighSchool/Library/apt9.stm), click on the link for Online Databases (http://www.roundrockisd.org/index.aspx?page=2447).

  • Click on Power Search by Thomson Gale

  • Enter your search terms "school violence" in the Find box

  • In the Limited Results box, make sure to check the box next to documents with full text

  • Click Search

  • Print resources are in the middle of the screen. Video and podcast results are on the left-hand side. To choose a resource, click on the blue linked title

  • To cite your source, copy and paste the Source Citation text at the end of the article.



Step 3: Begin the search EBSCO_Host.gif


  • From the Round Rock High School Library home page (http://teacherweb.com/TX/RoundRockHighSchool/Library/apt9.stm), click on the link for Online Databases (http://www.roundrockisd.org/index.aspx?page=2447).

  • Click on EBSCO Host

  • Click on EBSCOHost Web

  • Choose which databases you want to search (for this project, I would suggest clicking on all the Education Databases and the Psychology/Sociology Databases)

  • Click continue

  • Enter your search terms "school violence" in the search box

  • Make sure that in the Limit your results section, Full Text is checked

  • Choose HTML Full Text to see the article as a web page. Choose PDF Full Text to see the document as a photocopy of the magazine/journal page

  • To cite your source, go to the Tools menu on the right-hand side of the page and click Cite. Copy and paste the MLA version.


Step 3: Begin the search NetTrekker.jpg


  • From the Round Rock High School Library home page (http://teacherweb.com/TX/RoundRockHighSchool/Library/apt9.stm), click on the link for Online Databases (http://www.roundrockisd.org/index.aspx?page=2447).

  • Click on netTrekker

  • Enter your search terms "school violence" where it says Enter a keyword phrase

  • Click Search

  • Hits are listed 8 websites to a page. Each site has the following information: title, URL, summary, subject links, overall rating, and readability level

    • Title = the name of the site

    • URL = the address on the web

    • Summary = information you can find on the site

    • Subject links = related topics; click on these to find more specific/more general information related to your topic

    • Overall rating = rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest)

    • Readability level = Level 1 (Grade 1-3); Level 2 (Grade 4-6); Level 3 (Grade7-8); Level 4 (Grade 9-10); Level 5 (Grade 11-12); NA (Not Applicable)

  • To open a website, click on the linked title

  • To cite your source using the APA format, fill in the blanks for the following format:
    • Author's name. Title of web site. Date published or last revised. Retrieved from <Web URL>.

    • Skip any information that isn't available

    • Example: Center for Prevention of School Violence. n.d. Retrieved from <http://www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/library.html>

    • Or you can use this site to help you: Son of Citation Machine. All you have to do is plug in the information, then copy and paste it.