Empathy Project Research

6th Grade ELA Research

Recommended Websites:

  • Mayo Clinic – look at the menu on the left side of the page once you have clicked on your search topic
  • MedlinePlus – NIH US National Library of Medicine – Information and links to more information
  • TeensHealth – type your search term in the field available (may be restricted on student iPads – use laptop or home computer to access)
  • zbib.org – for your citations

As you use Google to search for information, be sure to apply the CRAAP test to the website you use for your note taking.

C – Current

R – Relevant

A – Accurate

A – Authorship

P – Purpose

Recommended Databases:

For definition and general info: Britannica Encyclopedia World Book Student
For medical issues: Teen Health and Wellness Gale Science in Context
For general info: Gale Opposing Viewpoints
Gale Cengage Learning
Ebsco Host
Use Explora Secondary Schools

To access databases from home on a computer:

  • go to http://arlington.mackinvia.com
  • Under school, begin typing your school name, then select the school from the drop-down list.
  • Type in your “One Login”
  • if you are redirected to a Follett Login page, use your “One Login”
  • once in MackinVIA, click on “groups” then “empathy research” for databases showcased in class
  • or click on “databases” for a complete listing of APS databases
To access the databases at home from your iPad:

  • video instructions for iPad
  • find the MackinVIA app
  • under school, begin typing your school name, then select the school from the drop-down list
  • type in your “One Login”
  • if you are redirected to a Follett Login page, use your “One Login”
  • click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner and choose either “groups” then “empathy research” for databases showcased in class
  • or “databases” for a complete listing of APS databases