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This is a PowerPoint presentation and discussion that is shared with all LSHS students working on research projects through the Media Center. Students needing access to our databases from home are ...

This is a PowerPoint presentation and discussion that is shared with all LSHS students working on research projects through the Media Center. Students needing access to our databases from home are required to log into Edline to before accessing the Media Center web page. By doing so will allow students access to the Database passwords. Students need these passwords to gain access to our online database subscriptions.

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    • Lakeville South Media Center Databases & Research Unit
    • What is Research? A Scholarly or scientific investigation To study thoroughly to present in a detailed and accurate manner.
    • Research vs Reports Research Reports Analyze Evaluate Predict Compare/contrast Draw conclusions May create new results Gather Organize/Arrange Restate
    • Research Develop your Topic Listening to music while studying. State your topic as a question What impact does music-listening have on student grades? or What effect does music-listening while studying have on grades?
    • What do we use for research tools and where are they? 1. Books - Use the card catalog in the Media Center. 2. Databases - Use the Media Center Webpage from home or school. (Including eBooks) 3. Internet - From anywhere.
    • Internet vs Databases vs Books Which is better?
    • Books are the most complete source of information Databases are accurate and up-to-date sources of information Internet is very current, but inaccurate and least reliable
    • Internet 10% of the information on any given search is educationally sound and is focused toward consumers. Databases 100% of the searches will be educationally sound, relevant and accurate.
    • What’s good, what’s not? .org .edu .com .net .gov What’s real? How do you know? Mankato Lakeville Which one is accurate? Check for validity WhoisWhois
    • Databases & Citations Students must use their Edline login to access the Databases and Passwords Lakeville South Media Webpage
    • Online subscriptions Databases for Current and Historical, Social and Political Issues • Facts.com • Username: • Password: – – – – Lakeville facts Issues and Controversies on File Issues and Controversies in American History Today’s Science on File World News Digest
    • Online subscriptions Database for Current and Historical, Social and Political Issues • Congressional Quarterly • Username: lakeville • Password: Panthers – CQ Researcher
    • Online subscriptions Political, Geographical and Historical Statistics of Countries of the World Today • Country Watch • Username: lakeville • Password: lakeville
    • Online subscriptions World History Databases • ABC-CLIO Databases – World History: Ancient and Medieval Era Username: lakeville south cougar Password: Usernames and passwords are the same for both databases – World History: The Modern Era
    • Online subscriptions Popular Magazines and Biographical Databases • Gale Databases • Password: elm4you – InfoTrac – Discovering Collection – eBooks
    • Online subscriptions Scholarly Journal Articles • EBSCO UserID: Password: – – – – – – lakevillesouth password MegaFile Academic Search Premier Business Source Premier MasterFILE Premier Regional Business News Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    • Online subscriptions Gale eBooks Primary sources
    • Periodicals What are they? Magazines Journals Newspapers Pamphlets
    • Periodicals Scholarly vs Popular Scholarly Popular -Signed Articles -Written by Experts -Author’s Credentials provided -Specialized language -May be published by association or University Press -Peer edited -May be unsigned -Written from outside field -No references -Written for general public -Contains advertisements
    • Evaluating Sources What questions should I ask? •Is the article signed or unsigned? •Is information about the Author provided? –Qualifications? Degree? Staff writer? Amateur? Someone with an –opinion? •Is it fact, opinion or research findings? •Include references, Bibliography, works cited, or additional readings? •Does the Author include an address or some way He/She can be contacted? •If an organization is responsible for the information, are they widely recognized as a source of scholarly information? •Is this primary secondary or tertiary source material?
    • Works Cited List What does it reveal about your research? •Can each entry be defended to the satisfaction of your teacher? •Did you cite a variety of sources? •Did you use scholarly publications or did you rely on popular sources? •Did you use a sufficient number of sources so that all significant research was included? Always access through your school gMail account @isd194.org Quality! Quantity! Variety!
    • checkforplagiarism.com
    • Review: Where to start Books Online Databases Internet What’s off limits? Wikipedia (for real research) Remember your Acceptable use Policy!!
    • Let us know when you have questions! Remember your Acceptable use Policy!!