2. Find Databases/CatalogA. School web pageB. Library tab
Talk to the person next to you for 1 minute.You should each answer these questions:1.Have you used a library database before?Which ones?2.If you’ve used the databases, which onesare most useful?If you haven’t used them, why not?
What would be an example of a question you could answer using World Book or Culturegrams?
Why would you want to find a print book on your topic?
Who provided the information?Has it been edited or fact checked?What is the purpose of the site?Is it a trustworthy academic/scholarly source?
4. Academic Sources: •Reputation of author/institution (Harvard? Mayo Clinic? New York Times?) •Citations? Sources included so we know where information came from •Peer reviewed or editedImage Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/
Archives (Library of Congress, etc.) Museums Universities (but NOT students’ personal web pages) Libraries Research centers Public television stations (BBC, PBS) Other?
Library of Congress (U.S. history)
Library of Congress (U.S. history)Look for terms like narratives, primary sources, documents, diaries, journals, “voices of”. . .
5. Write one question you still have (or think someone else might have) about research – databases, evaluating websites, citing sources, etc.
Questions? Need help? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org At LOHS on Mondays (usually) and Fridays (sometimes)