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Extended Essay: Getting Started

Look to this guide for sources and information as you research and write your extended essay.

Take time to decide

What do you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to know more about? What's worth arguing?

Extended Essay Information

Same databases to explore:


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Qatar National Library

The Qatar National Library has fantastic electronic resources available to Qatari residents. See your librarian if you'd like to explore some of these resources.

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Destiny Library Catalog

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5 Steps to Asking Good Questions from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Make an Organization Plan

Before you begin, come up with an electronic organization plan that makes sense to you. Here are some tools that can help.

DP Institute Handouts

Broad general reading to generate ideas

Websites to stretch your brain.  Browse, read, and let your mind wander.


Of course you can use Google, Google Scholar and Google Books, but try these search engines as well.

Thanks to Katie Day at the United World College of South East Asia for generating much of this list.

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