LOVE YOUR LIBRARY
DATABASES:
INVENTORS BIOGRAPHY
PROJECT
Ms. Doyle, Librarian
Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/
School pays for access
– has inf...
How to Find the Databases
Go to your school’s website
Hover over Library
How to Find the Databases
Click “Library & Electronic Resources”
How to Find the Databases
DO YOU NEED A
USERNAME/PASSWORD?
Not if you’re at school
YES, if you are not at school
Get a bookmark from me
today or ...
ELEMENTARY DATABASES
 World Book & Grolier encyclopedias
 SIRS Discoverer – general reference
 Culturegrams – informati...
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
World Book & Grolier
WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
Search # 1
Search # 2
Which search would work better? Why?
Talk to your neighbor for 30 seconds to...
ENCYCLOPEDIAS:
 Have you used World Book or Grolier
online? (thumbs up or down)
 Would you find in-depth information?
 ...
WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
SIRS DISCOVERER
General Reference
DISCOVERER
DISCOVERER
DISCOVERER
WHAT DATABASE WILL YOU TRY?
 Take one minute to talk to your neighbor to
decide:
What database will you try
first?
What...
IF WE HAVE TIME
CULTUREGRAMS
HAVE YOU USED CULTUREGRAMS?
 Thumbs up for yes
 Thumbs sideways for maybe
 Thumbs down for no
What kind of information ...
GALE POWERSEARCH
GALE POWERSEARCH
GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK
RESULTS
GALE POWERSEARCH
Magazine and newspaper
articles
Online reference books
Scholarly journals
What kind of research
would...
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Thank you!
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Love your library databases inventors

  1. 1. LOVE YOUR LIBRARY DATABASES: INVENTORS BIOGRAPHY PROJECT Ms. Doyle, Librarian
  2. 2. 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! Other ideas?
  3. 3. How to Find the Databases Go to your school’s website Hover over Library
  4. 4. How to Find the Databases Click “Library & Electronic Resources”
  5. 5. How to Find the Databases
  6. 6. DO YOU NEED A USERNAME/PASSWORD? Not if you’re at school YES, if you are not at school Get a bookmark from me today or from your school library
  7. 7. ELEMENTARY DATABASES  World Book & Grolier encyclopedias  SIRS Discoverer – general reference  Culturegrams – information about states, countries, and cultures  Gale PowerSearch – magazine & newspapers, reference books, and more  Opposing Viewpoints (in Gale PowerSearch) – controversial issues, pro- con arguments
  8. 8. ENCYCLOPEDIAS World Book & Grolier
  9. 9. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  10. 10. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  11. 11. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA Search # 1 Search # 2 Which search would work better? Why? Talk to your neighbor for 30 seconds to decide.
  12. 12. ENCYCLOPEDIAS:  Have you used World Book or Grolier online? (thumbs up or down)  Would you find in-depth information?  Would you find opinions about a topic?  Would you find newspaper and magazine articles? Raise your hand:  Can you think of a question that an online encyclopedia would answer well?
  13. 13. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  14. 14. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  15. 15. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  16. 16. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  17. 17. GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
  18. 18. SIRS DISCOVERER General Reference
  19. 19. DISCOVERER
  20. 20. DISCOVERER
  21. 21. DISCOVERER
  22. 22. WHAT DATABASE WILL YOU TRY?  Take one minute to talk to your neighbor to decide: What database will you try first? What words will you use to search? What questions do you still have about databases?
  23. 23. IF WE HAVE TIME
  24. 24. CULTUREGRAMS
  25. 25. 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?
  26. 26. GALE POWERSEARCH
  27. 27. GALE POWERSEARCH
  28. 28. GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK RESULTS
  29. 29. GALE POWERSEARCH Magazine and newspaper articles Online reference books Scholarly journals What kind of research would you do using Powersearch?
  30. 30. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? Thank you!
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