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Think like a librarian 2010

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This is an updated slideshow I used in a webinar for our MILI program, the program for teachers and media specialists. This slideshow is about using databases that are provided in the state of MN.

This is an updated slideshow I used in a webinar for our MILI program, the program for teachers and media specialists. This slideshow is about using databases that are provided in the state of MN.

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  • Think like a librarian
    ELM databases for beginners
    MILI 2010-2011
    LeAnn Suchy, Metronet
    leann@metronet.lib.mn.us
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabi_k/3546466770/
  • Visible versus Invisible Web
    “Visible Web” (often called “Surface Web”)
    Stuff you find via search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.
    “Invisible Web” (often called “Hidden Web” or “Deep Web”)
    Things not searchable by regular search engines
    Think subscription databases
  • Visible Web
    Last year Google indexed its trillionth webpage (1 trillion unique URLs)
    This is only half of the Visible Web
    Results are relevancy ranked
    Over 200 factors determine relevancy
    Popularity is a large factor
    Relevancy rankings aren’t always credible
  • http://www.ipl.org/
  • Invisible Web
    Invisible Web is anywhere from 100 to 500 times bigger than the Visible Web (or even bigger?)
    Includes more credible sources
    Search engines like Google can’t index the Invisible Web because:
    Items found via a query
    Passwords
  • How do I find Invisible Web?
    Think DATABASES
    Database through the government, libraries and state of MN
    Databases through your school
    Today we’re focusing on: ELM databases (ELM = Electronic Library for Minnesota
  • ELM http://www.elm4you.org/
  • Searchasaurus
  • Kids Search
  • Academic Search Premier
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
  • ¡Informe!
  • Britannica Online
  • ProQuest Newsstand Complete
  • Student Resources in Context
  • CAMIO
  • Many more
    Almost 50 ELM databases
    More databases available through your school, so talk to your media specialist
    And now, think like a librarian…
  • Before recommending, explore
    Ask these questions of the database:
    What type of content is provided?
    How many publications are included? Years?
    How frequently is it updated?
    What navigational tools are provided?
    Are there tutorials? A help section? Search tips?
    How are search results displayed?
    Can I save, email or print articles? RSS feeds?
    Which students would best be served by this?
    These questions and more are on Database Exploration Checklist
  • Database Exploration Checklist
  • Detailed Search
  • Search like a librarian
  • Between now and our meeting
    Check out the Database Exploration Checklist worksheet
    Go into the ELM databases (or databases linked from your school library) and use the worksheet to analyze a couple databases
    Blog about your experiences
    When we meet in-person: Bring an assignment with you where you had to have students research something