Bayport-Blue Point’s AP Capstone classes conducted research at Stony Brook University Library

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Bayport-Blue Point High School’s first two Advanced Placement Seminar classes recently visited Stony Brook University’s Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library to conduct advanced research.

While at the university and with the help of their teachers Ms. McKay and Mr. Meade, students delved into the databases to explore peer-reviewed journals and articles in preparation for their research papers and presentations, both of which are components of the course’s upcoming AP exam.

The students researched a wide variety of group-chosen topics — overpopulation, doping in international sports, and the health risks of vaping, to name just a few. SBU librarians helped students with technology, article location, and the transmission of information, educating them on the available databases and the peer review process. They also trained the students on using the Boolean search method.