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  1. 1. NOVEL Databases A presentation for high school teachers and administrators This product was supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System. Brewster HS November 2, 2010
  2. 2. You will learn…  To successfully access NOVEL databases  To choose specific databases for your information need  To use special features to narrow and refine their searches  The benefits of accessing online databases
  3. 3. NOVEL The New York State Online Virtual Electronic Library
  4. 4. NOVEL Databases  An electronic collection of books, e-journals, full- text magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other databases licensed on a statewide basis for free public access through local libraries and remote locations such as home, school, and office  A source of high-quality, reliable, up-to-date information available only through licensing/subscription (not available free on the Internet).  Levels the playing field for all New Yorkers by permitting individuals to share access to the same resources regardless of economic, geographic, or physical circumstances.
  5. 5. NOVEL Databases  Business & Company Resources Center - global business information including over 300,000 company profiles,  Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - contains full- text entries found in nine searchable online reference titles focusing on health and history.  These reference titles include Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, American Revolution Reference Library, American Civil War Reference Library, Major Acts of Congress, and History Behind the Headlines.
  6. 6.  General Science Collection — provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full-text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.  Health and Wellness Resource Center — a source for both medical care professionals and consumers concerning important current health information. full text of over 650 journals and many reference services  Informé Revistas en Español — specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish speaking Users; 40 full text Spanish language and bilingual magazine journals, reports and maps; a total of over 75,000 articles are updated daily.
  7. 7.  InfoTrac Custom Newspapers — offers over 150 full text newspapers including New York State newspapers and the New York Times full text for the current year.  InfoTrac Junior — especially designed for junior high and middle schools. It features hundreds of titles most critical to school libraries and the curriculum. This database includes hundreds of full text newspaper articles from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service and more than 300 full color Rand McNally maps. .
  8. 8.  National Newspaper Index — provides indexing (1977—present) of America’s top five newspapers; the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.  Primary Search via Searchasaurus—designed specifically for the young researcher, it contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level. It also features 30 full text student reference books, including Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia and the American Heritage Dictionary. An image collection contains over 100,000 photos, maps and flags in addition to full text access to the Encyclopedia of Animals.
  9. 9.  Topic Search — This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other topics. There is full text for over 64,000 articles and more than 3,000 diverse sources, including international and regional newspapers.  Twayne’s Author Series — features the content of over 600 books that comprise three print series— United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. This series is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion for readers ranging from high school students through college and above.
  10. 10.  MasterFILE Select — contains full text for nearly 750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This resource also includes full text for more than 1,200 pamphlets, 40 reference books, 6,900 Magill Book Reviews and includes Essential Documents in American History—U.S. Constitution, Speeches and more.
  11. 11. Your students are doing an author study . They need to locate criticisms and biographical information. Let’s start with Twayne’s Author Series…
  12. 12. Twayne’s Author Series  Features the content of over 600 books that comprise three print series— United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.  This series is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion for readers ranging from high school students through college and above.
  13. 13. Twayne Author Series
  14. 14. Power Search
  15. 15. How does NOVEL compare to searching on Google?
  16. 16. What’s the difference between Google and the NOVEL databases? Internet  Anyone can publish – no evaluation  Is free to everyone  Is targeted to adults  Uses key words  Cannot limit by reading level NOVEL Databases  Contains up-to-date, reliable information - magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedia articles, authoritative sources  Is free to NYS citizens  Has specially designed searching screens and databases for children and young adults  Uses key words and controlled vocabulary (subject headings) to help uses find what they want  Some databases can be limited by reading level
  17. 17. IMPORTANT: Type in the local information on how to access NOVEL databases via public and/or school libraries including the URL, IDs and Passwords. How to Access NOVEL Databases Reminder: The access information is on the NOVEL brochure you received as a handout
  18. 18. What you have learned  To successfully access NOVEL databases  To choose specific databases for your information need  To use special features to narrow and refine their searches  The benefits of accessing online databases
  19. 19. Thank-You! Email me with your questions (add your email address here)
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