The search and sources

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The search and sources

  1. 1. Meghan Stigge, School Librarian http://mstigge.wordpress.com/ Page 1 The Search & Sources As always, adjustments can be made to any segment to better fit the classroom time you have for the lesson. Media and content standards: (choose ‘learning services’ and ‘curriculum documents’ when following links) Media Standards 1- Information Literacy 2- Independent Learning 3- Social Responsibility 4- Technology Literacy Class Period Time Required: One 90 minute block Step by Step: 1. Librarian will demonstrate use of nonfiction books as information source (index, etc) a. Activity (10 minutes): Students will each receive a book with a search task on a post it- students will use the book to answer the question posed 2. Librarian will present on online sources (databases, general internet) with accompanying Powerpoint presentation 3. Librarian will present on searching tricks including search term selection, keyword vs. natural language vs. boolean, google tricks, truncation, wild cards, nesting, and phrase searching a. Activity (10 minutes): Guided search term brainstorming: as a class, students will compile a list of search terms for a particular topic and separate them in to broad, narrow, and synonym categories b. Activity (15 minutes): Students will try out boolean searching, google tricks, truncation, wild cards, nesting, and phrase searching using search engines and databases using accompanying practice worksheet Practice: Book activity above, guided search term brainstorming and anaylsis above, search tricks activity above Meghan Stigge, School Librarian Piper High School http://mstigge.wordpress.com/

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