ICR Class 08: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Basic information

Summary of Class 09: You shared your research notes with different pairs by discussing the basic information and cases about the issue of your choice. Also, I gave time to write reflections in your shared Google Drive file. When you search for additional information, please ask Wh-questions about your issue to narrow your focus.

Two or Three students will present their Cycle 1 research slide shows.

Homework due on 11/26/2023: Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 9 回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 2: Basic Cases (or Causes).”

Please, research the SAME research issue using 2 Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about a topic you are passionate about discussing.

The theme should be on what are the Case Analysis or Cause/Effect of Your Issues. Then take one to two pages of notes for each reading or viewing using the keywords on the pages. Remember to write on your notes the author’s name(s), the date, and page or paragraph numbers if you use direct quotations. These actions will help you not copy/paste when you are note-taking and summarize your own words or use quotation marks using the authors’ exciting thoughts, data, and vocabulary. 

Please remember to make notes on where you got your work, including the author’s name, date published, publication, URL, and which section or paragraph number you go your information from. It is helpful to know where you got your information to discuss that with your classmates in the breakout rooms and on your presentation day. 


Kurokawa, S. (2020, October 2020). Residents in northern Hiroshima pref tormented by low-flying jets. The Mainichi. 


Kurokawa, Shinji. “Residents in Northern Hiroshima Pref. Tormented by Low-flying Jets.”The Mainichi, 20 Oct. 2020,

Moreover, here is are the IRD links and docs for your homework below for your convenience:

Resources for students and teachers in Basic and Improving Research & Discussion

Learning About Global Issues

Note-taking on Age Discrimination

Note-taking on a Right to an Education

And more search engines:

Carrot 2 Carrot helps you find topics related to your search term. After entering the term you enter and then click on ‘search,’ you can choose to see the results as a list, tree map, or pie chart that helps you visualize your issue and narrow your search at the same time.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-designed and maintained online journal directory that provides you access to robust, open access, peer-reviewed journals. This search engine is independent, and it is free including being indexed in DOAJ. Please use this engine for topical issues and authors, and you might find research that provides evidential content for your academic essay. DOAJ is an educational outreach search engine that focuses on high-quality applications and submissions.

Google Scholar: Google scholar helps you do a broad or narrow search of articles. It also helps you cite your “references” for APA and “work cited” for MLA! You can also get the quick guides to both systems below.

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free access.

And important quick guides for how document your sources through references or works cited. You do not have to be perfect on the system and the focus is more on the content of your research:

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

Useful Phrases to Remember

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