Tay-Sachs Disease


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Research Steps:

SOURCE #1 - World Book Encyclopedia


Step 1: Get a copy of the "T" volume of the World Book Encyclopedia. Look up Tay-Sachs Disease to make sure it's covered in that volume.
Step 2: Create a citation for this volume on your Citation Sheet.
Step 3: Read the article, taking notes on your Notetaking Sheets. Be sure to put the notes on the correct subtopic sheet, being careful to record only phrases, not complete sentences.

SOURCE #2 - Infotrac/Student Resource Center


Step 1: Click HERE to go to the Infotrac/Student Resource Center , then click PROCEED. (Note: If you do this from home, you will need to enter the password XXXXX to get into the database.)
Step 2: Click on Student Resource Center - Junior to use this database.
Step 3: In the Search box on this page, type Tay-Sachs.
Step 4: From the list, select a "green dot" article. (These will be the easiest for you to read and get information from.) The one from the book called Sick! is a very good one and interesting to read but you may pick another one if you'd like.
Step 5: Once you've decided to use that article, scroll down to the bottom to find the Source Citation.
Step 6: On your Citation Sheet, copy the information in the Source Citation up through today's date (ends in 2010).
Step 7: Read the article, taking notes on your Notetaking Sheets. Be sure to put the notes on the correct subtopic sheet, being careful to record only phrases, not complete sentences.

SOURCE #3 - Internet Site

Step 1: Choose one of the websites below to use. (Note: You must use one of these websites. Do not use Google to find a different one.)
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/tay_sachs.html#
http://children.webmd.com/tc/tay-sachs-disease-topic-overview?page=2
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001417.htm

Step 2: Write down a citation for this Internet Site using your Citation Sheet. Use the following information to help you write the citation:
  • Site #1 (KidsHealth). Editor is Bartoshesky M.D., Louis, Title of Web Article is Tay-Sachs Disease, Title of Web site is Kids Health, Medium is Web, Date of access is today's date (be sure to check the formatting on your sheet since it's different than what we usually use.)
  • Site #2 (WebMD). No author or editor, Title of Web Article is Tay-Sachs Disease - Topic Overview, Title of Web site is WebMD, Medium is Web, Date of access is today's date (be sure to check the formatting on your sheet since it's different than what we usually use.)
  • Site #3 (MedLine Plus). Author is Jasmin M.D., Luc. Title of Web Article is Tay-Sachs Disease, Title of Web site is MedLine Plus, Medium is Web, Date of access is today's date (be sure to check the formatting on your sheet since it's different than what we usually use.)

Step 3: Read the website information, taking notes on your Notetaking Sheets. Be sure to put the notes on the correct subtopic sheet, being careful to record only phrases, not complete sentences.

SOURCE #4 - Additional Internet Site

Step 1: Thinking about the information you've come up with so far, come up with a question that could be answered by doing more research. Write that question down on the back of your last notetaking sheet.
Step 2: Use Google, Bing, or some other search engine to find a site that will answer your question.
Step 2: Write down a citation for this Internet Site using your Citation Sheet.
Step 3: Read the website information, taking notes on your question sheet.

CONGRATULATIONS!! You've finished the research part of the assignment. Now click on the Organizing Your Paper section (in the left-hand menu) to do the next step.


Digital image. Tay-Sachs Disease. Web. 18 Apr. 2010. <taysachs.wikispaces.com/>.