Love your library databasesPresentation Transcript
LOVE YOUR LIBRARY DATABASES Ms. Doyle, Librarian
Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Often include citations! Also check your public library – you’ll need your card and PIN.
How to Find the Databases Go to your school’s website Hover over Library in the menu, then choose Online Research Tools or Library Home Page You can also find link to database passwords on Library Home Page (must log in to Edline)
ENCYCLOPEDIAS World Book & Grolier
WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
Have you used World Book or Grolier online? Thumbs up, down or sideways.
Would you find in-depth information?
Would you find opinions about a topic?
Would you find newspaper and magazine articles?
Can you think of a question that an online encyclopedia would answer well?
HAVE YOU USED CULTUREGRAMS?
Thumbs up for yes
Thumbs sideways for maybe
Thumbs down for no
What kind of information would you expect to find here?
GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK RESULTS
Magazine and newspaper articles
Online reference books
What kind of research would you do using Powersearch?