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  • Historical FictionResearch Ms. Doyle District Librarian
  •  Youwill write down the words and phrases in blue You will want to use these notes while you do your research
  •  Objectives: 1. Know how to find the library databases 2. Understand how to select the best database for your needs 3. Be able to decide which websites are most reliable and academic
  • 1. DatabasesBasic facts:World BookCulturegramsMore depth:ABC-CLIO HistoryGale PowerSearchJSTOR Academic Journals
  • 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?
  • 3. Find print books – search DESTINY library catalog
  • 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 doylem@loswego.k12.or.us At LOHS on Mondays (usually) and Fridays (sometimes)