Thesis Statement of a Research Paper
This video is a PowerPoint presentation about creating a thesis statement for a research paper. The instructor explains and narrates the video while walking the viewer through the steps necessary to create a good thesis statement. The instructor explains that the thesis statement creates structure for the entire research paper. Part of the slides appear as yellow type on a white background which can be difficult to read.
Research Paper: Choose a Topic and Filter It
This video (9:34) explores how to choose a research paper topic and filter it for time, place, and slant in order to generate a narrow research question and thesis.
How to Format a Research Paper
This video is about formatting a research paper. It's important to write the paper first and then go back and make formatting changes. Format a research paper with tips from a produced playwright (2:52)
Organizing Your Research Paper
Learn how to organize your research paper from this video made by the University of South Florida libraries. This video is very easy to follow with explicit directions given for each step of the organization process.
How to Make a Research Paper Outline
Learn how to make a research paper outline. First start with a main idea, list details about the idea underneath, and put supporting details below that. Use standard Roman numerals, letters and numbers to organize aresearch paper outline.
How to Organize Research Notes
Using a computer to organize research notes is useful in that
quotes and citations can be copied and pasted to other documents.
A produced playwright shows how to organize research notes for papers in this video clip.e
Cool Careers: Market Research
A snippet from a DVD designed specifically for high school and junior high school students about careers. This snippet looks at Market Research careers. Discusses the skills and attributes needed to be successful in the job. Filmed in MTV style. Excellent production. (3:36)
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Richard Chartier discusses the Grand Tonometer with Curator of Ph For more information about the Grand Tonometer, visit Richard Chartier's website http://www.3particles.com/grandtonometer
For more information about the Grand Tonometer, visit Richard Chartier's website http://www.3particles.com/grandtonometer
In Conversation: Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Alison Taylor
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Alison Taylor and curatorial research associate Ryan Hill discuss Taylor's work.
In Conversation: German-based artist and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Bjorn Dahlem
German-based artist and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Bjorn Dahlem discusses his work with Hirshhorn's Ryan Hill.
Research Process-- Framing the Research Question
What's the difference between a theory and hypothesis again? This is very important to understand in your research process. Sociologists use it all the time in studying human interactions...you can too!
This video explains market research in terms of primary research and secondary research and gives examples of each.
Obesity, Diabetes, and Energy Metabolism - Research Channel
National Institutes of Health program reviews current information on obesity and related complications. This is a video of a lecture presented by Dr. Marc Reitman, chief of the molecular biology and gene regulation section of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney disease. A little dry, but detailed information is presented. 45:31 min.
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue - Research Channel
This program by the National Institues of Health features narratives of seven women recovering from problems with alcohol. These stories make it clear that it's possible to miss danger signs and that social drinking can become problem drinking, which in turn can evolve into addiction. Abuse and alcoholism are often perceived as problems that only affect men, but alcoholism has been on the rise among women for the last 30 years. Grades 9-12. 13:07 min.
Dangers of College Alcohol Abuse - Research Channel
Vivian Baltz, mother of a former University of Virginia student, tells the story of her daughter's untimely death after drinking too much alcohol at a college party. She discusses what parents need to be aware of when their children go off to school — and what to tell children when they start drinking alcohol. Applies to all teen drinkers. Grades 9-12. 28:58 min.
Dementia: Myths Vs. Realities - Research Channel
Video of a lecture on the topic of dementia. In this program from the Stanford University Medical Center, Simon Tan, adjunct clinical instructor of neurology at the Stanford University Medical School, discusses why dementia is often misunderstood in society and what the common causes, symptoms and treatment options are for those living with the condition. Grades 9-12. 59:10 min.
President Obama On Stem Cell Research
President Obama signed an order reversing the strict limits on human embryonic stem cell research. This is the video of his speech. President Obama addresses the controversy of scientific research on stem cells, but stresses the advances that can be made by science. Grades 9-12. 11:25 min.
What Is Stem Cell Research?
Stem cell research uses stem cells to find new avenues, and some
research is basic, while other research involves applying stem cells to
the field of medicine. Find out how stem cell research is being used for bone marrow transplants in this clip.
Cardiac Risk- Research Channel
Heart attacks are often unpredictable. In this lecture, Dr. Euan Ashley, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center, breaks down a heart attack, explaining how it happens, why apparently healthy people can suffer heart attacks and what you can do about to prevent an attack. Video lecture with slide graphics. . 1:06:08 min.