Exploitation EAL

Exploitation – Mini Research Project

How does the ready-made garment industry exploit developing countries?

For this research project you will be identifying keywords to use in order to locate information on your topic.  In addition, you will practice skimming and scanning journal and newspaper articles for relevant information.  You will also be learn how to use the databases to expand and narrow your searches to get the best results.


Keywords are words or phrases that identify content.  You use keywords that tell the search engine what to search for.  When you begin to research you may only have one or two keywords, as you read be sure to note down additional keywords to narrow your search.

Garment Industry/Clothing

Keywords:  garment, “garment industry”, clothing, labor, sweatshops, “child labor”, exploitation

Keywords:  labor, exploitation, “child labor”, bonded labor

  • Exploitation Video


  1. Databases – what are they and why do we need them? (See Link Below)
  2. SIRS Researcher – Background information on “sweatshops”
  3. NoodleTools: Create & Share a Project


4.  Newsbank – Current newspaper articles

5. NoodleTools: Create a citation


6. NoodleTools: Create a notecard – direct quote, paraphrasing and PPC (point, proof, comment)


7.  SIRS Discoverer


  1. EBSCO
  2. GOOGLE News
  3. NoodleTools:  Citation from Scratch


4.  NoodleTools:  Outline (Introduction, cause, effects, solutions, conclusion)


What Are Databases and Why You Need Them


Cite: YCP Library. “What Are Databases and Why You Need Them.” YouTube. 29 Sept. 2011. YouTube. 20 Jan. 2014 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2GMtIuaNzU>.


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